Call for abstracts
Faculty/Scientist/Academicians/Industrialists/Research scholars/Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for oral or flash presentations under any of the conference themes
Guidelines for abstract submission
The abstract should be limited to 250 words, single column, 1.5 line spacing, times new roman font size 12 with a relevant title, list of the authors with affiliations, contact details including mobile number of corresponding author and five key words. Submit the abstract specifying the theme by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
MiCON 2023 focuses on emerging areas, especially contemporary basic and translational research in the field of environmental and clinical microbiology. The broad themes for the conference are as follows.
Multi-omics in microbiology
Multi-omics approaches are rapidly expanding bridging the knowledge gap in microbiology. Contemporary omics approaches create new challenges and avenues for computational and wet lab microbiologists for setting up and testing new hypotheses. Generation of detailed high-resolution data has immensely benefited from recent advances in high-throughput multi-omics techniques like genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Multi-omics has revolutionized the clinical and public health responses to communicable and infectious diseases. The development and application of meta-omics approaches and the exploration of new bioinformatics tools for microbial communities emphasize the structure, function and relationships that lead to fundamental advances in high-resolution microbial community profiles and new pathways/metabolism. Abstracts related to multi-omics in microbiology are invited under this theme.
SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness that began in Wuhan, Hubei province, China in December 2019. The causative agent SARS-CoV-2 is a positive-stranded RNA virus belonging to the genus Betacoronavirus of the family Coronaviridae. It claimed >628 million lives and triggered severe economic losses worldwide. The post-COVID-19 complications like mucormycosis including the post-COVID syndrome involving fatigue, and digestive, neurological and cardiovascular symptoms are known to prevail. The disease has opened up new avenues for researchers to study the virus, its genome, mutation rates and possible vaccine/treatment modalities. Under this theme, research abstracts that advance knowledge regarding microbiological (viral and fungal) aspects of COVID-19 and post-COVID complications are invited.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and novel antimicrobials
Microbes constantly evolve and develop antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to withstand the lethal impacts of antibiotics. Tracking down microbes with AMR attributes has been a keen interest among researchers to counter AMR and develop effective therapeutics. Several developing countries like India encounter AMR at an alarming rate due to the frequent availability of generic products, haphazard use of low-cost antibiotics, and constraint in best treatment options that leads to inappropriate and irrational prescriptions. Hence, tackling these problems is much necessary to control AMR. This theme calls for abstracts on the evidence-based use of antimicrobials, the mechanism involved and novel approaches to overcome AMR.
Micro-bioremedies for sustainable environment
This theme intends to discuss the effects of harmful pollutants including microplastics on the environment and human health and the possible application of microbes for bioremediation purposes. The microbes implicated in bioremediation are usually the inhabitants of the hostile environment. Biodegradation and bioremediation are sustainable solutions for detoxifying diverse pollutants discharged from different sources to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and the restoration of nature. The environmental quality can be maintained by identifying microbes that break down pollutants and fine-tuning their metabolic activities in situ. Under this theme, abstracts that contribute to the concept of micro-bioremediation and biodegradation for a sustainable environment are invited .
Translational research provides innovative solutions for contemporary problems facing humankind. A close collaboration between academia, industry and government has revolutionized translational research contributing to technological innovations.The general vision and goal of translational research is to serve from bench to bedside and bedside to community with the principal aim of addressing clinical and environmental issues. Many of these innovations are the outcomes of nanotechnology, a discipline that strives to develop novel drug delivery systems, biosensors, antimicrobial agents, rapid diagnostic tests and therapeutics. This theme calls for abstracts related to translational research in clinical and environmental microbiology with special focus on nanotechnology.