3rd International Conference on Microbial Diversity
The challenge of Complexity

Organizer: Prof. Gianluigi Cardinali

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Bullettin BOARD

Best Poster Prizes
Two CEA and One Garland Best Posters prizes will be awarded during the closing cerimony on Oct. 29th. 
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GALA DINNER
The Gala Dinner will be on the evening of Oct 28th at the Etruscan Chocohotel Price: € 65.00 . On site reservations deadline Oct 28th h. 10.00



REGISTRATION FEE AND GALA DINNER PAYABLE TO:

SIMTREA - Via Montepaldi, 12 - 050012 San Casciano Val di Pesa  (FI)
DEUTSCHE BANK S.P.A. - SPORTELLO B DI PERUGIA
IBAN : 
IT25G0310403003000000821132
SWIFT code (necessary for payments from out of Italy) : DEUTITM1323

NOTE FOR THE INVOICES
SIMTREA IS A NO-PROFIT ORGANIZATION and cannot issue invoices, but rather receipts upon payments. 

NOTE FOR ITALIAN ADMINISTRATIONS

"l'associazione Simtrea è un Ente non commerciale, ha il solo codice fiscale e non ha personale dipendente per cui nulla è dovuto a fini contributivi previdenziali ed assistenziali, per cui non è soggetta all'emissione del DURC".


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Meeting Description
After the success of the 2nd International Conference on Microbial Diversity: 2013 - Microbial Interactions in Complex Ecosystems, SIMTREA is glad to launch the III edition of the conference titled: “The Challenge of Complexity”. The meeting aims to gather scientists in the fields of agricultural, environmental and food microbiology in order to promote discussion and exchange of information and experiences regarding the complexity intrinsic in microbial biodiversity. Biology has long been defined the science of complexity for the wealth of relationships among organisms and between the biotic and abiotic components of the environment. In this frame, the increasing awareness of the complexity involved in Microbial Diversity is fueled by unprecedented microbiological studies, innovative technologies in molecular biology and increasing data interpretation efficiency with bioinformatics tools. This perspective poses exciting challenges in terms of methods and substance, which constitute the two scientific standpoints of the MD2015 Symposium.

- The Methodological Challenge
Microbiologists have used the pure culture approach since C.E. Hansen first introduced the technique more than 130 years ago. Now meta-genomics, meta-metabolomics and meta-proteomics allow for direct studies of communities alpha and beta diversity. These high-throughput techniques produce such a wealth of data per time that current analytical pipelines are often unable to keep the pace, calling for new interpretation approaches.

- The Substance Challenge
Microbial diversity is present and has an effective action in almost all types of environment, including human body, plant and animals, food, natural and agricultural environments, poses the challenge of a detailed description of the microbiomes and of their evolution over the time. The awareness of rapid microbial circulation poses a further challenge to elucidate this aspect, by comparing microbial diversity among different environments.

The focus of the Conference will be on the following themes:
1. Taxonomic concepts and practice with complex microbial communities
2. Metabolic networks in complex microbial assemblages
3. The physiology of single strains vs. complex microbiomes
4. Genes and functions in complex microbial communities
5. The integration of omics tools under the challenge of microbial complexity
6. Exploitation of complex microbial assemblages


24+
hours

5
speakers

10+
sessions

1
location

Final Programme All the sessions will be held at the Sala dei Notari, Palazzo dei Priori, Piazza IV Novembre in Perugia

Key note Lecture

Taxonomic concepts and practice with complex microbial communities

Plenary Lecture

The soil-plant-bacterial-fungal network*

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Special Session I

Results of selected National and EU projects

Plenary Lecture

Spatial distribution and microenvironnement of LAB colonies immobilised in cheeses*

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Key note Lecture

Microbial networks and metabolic fluxes in food fermentations*

Plenary Lecture

MINIG METAGENOMES FOR NOVEL ENZYMES

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Plenary Lecture

Bioinformatic tools for the interpretation of complex biodiversity data

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Lunch

Plenary Lecture

Appraisal of microbial diversity for health: of mice, cats and men...

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Selected Lecture

Key note Lecture

Gernomic bases of yeast diversity, a broad and polyphetic evolutionary group*

Plenary Lecture

Integrating microbiology and engineering for bioremediation *

Selected lectures

Selected lectures

Speaker II Title

Selected lectures

Speaker IV Title

Lunch

Sponsors

With the patronage of

Main sponsors

Local sponsors

Commitees

Scientific committee

GIANLUIGI CARDINALI University of Perugia (IT)
SERGIO CASELLA University of Padua (IT)
PIERSANDRO COCCONCELLI UCSC Piacenza (IT)
LUCA COCOLIN University of Turin (IT)
DANIELE DAFFONCHIO King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (SA) & University of Milan (IT)
BERNARD DUJON Institut Pasteur (FR)
MARCO GOBBETTI University of Bari (IT)
PETER N. GOLYSHIN Bangor University (UK)
NIKOLAS KALOGERAKIS Technical University of Crete (GR)
CLETUS P. KURTZMAN USDA-ARS (US)
SYLVIE LORTAL INRA-Rennes (FR)
ERASMO NEVIANI University of Parma (IT)
BENOÎT FOLIGNÉ Institut Pasteur Lille (FR)
VINCENT ROBERT CBS – KNAW (NL)
IAN DIRK VAN ELSAS University of Groningen (NL)
RUDI VOGEL Technische Universität München (DK)

Organizing committee

GIANLUIGI CARDINALI University of Perugia (IT)
LUCA COCOLIN University of Turin (IT)
MARCO GOBBETTI University of Bari (IT)
ERASMO NEVIANI University of Parma (IT)
PIETRO BUZZINI University of Perugia (IT)
CLAUDIA COLABELLA University of Perugia (IT)
DE VINCENZI SERGIO University of Perugia (IT)
LAURA CORTE University of Perugia (IT)
DEBORA CASAGRANDE PIERANTONI University of Perugia (IT)
LUCA ROSCINI University of Perugia (IT)
MATTEO TIECCO University of Perugia (IT)
ROSALBA LANCIOTTI University of Bologna (IT)

All Speakers We've got expert's speech from around the world

Jan Dirk VAN ELSAS

University of Groningen

Netherlands

Cletus.P. KURTZMAN

USDA –Peoria –IL

United States

Silvie LORTAL

INRA-Rennes

France

Rudi VOGEL

Technische Universität München

Germany

Peter N. GOLYSHIN

Bangor University

United Kingdom

Vincent ROBERT

CBS – KNAW

Netherlands

Benoit FOLIGNE

Institut Pasteur

France

Bernard DUJON

Institut Pasteur

France

Nicolas KALOGERAKIS

Technical University of Crete

Greece

Events

Satellite events

a. SIMTREA meeting for steering board election
The meeting for the election of the 2016-2018 SIMTREA steering board will be hold n Oct. 29th 2015 at 15.30 in the Sala dei Notari of the historical Palazzo dei Priori (P.zza IV Novembre - Perugia).   
L'assemblea SIMTREA per il rinnovo delle cariche sociali per il triennio 2016-18 
si terrà alle ore 15.30 del 29 Ottobre 2015 nella Sala dei Notari del Palazzo dei Priori in
P.zza IV Novembre a Perugia . Ulteriori informazioni sono disponibili nel sito SIMTREA www.simtrea.org 


b. BioAware School of Bioinformatics
Coordinator of the school: Dr. Vincent Robert (Bio-Aware)
maximum number of participants : 25
October 30th 09.00 - 18.00

The detailed program is available here.

For info and registration contact info@bio-aware.com

Deadline for Registration is October 15th


c. Bruker School of FTIR spectroscopy applied to Microbiology
Coordinator of the school: Dr. Pierangelo Morini (Bruker Optics - Italia)
Maximum number of participants : 20, minimum number of participants: 4 
October 30th 10.30 - 18.30

The detailed program is available here.

For info and registration contact
Dr. Francesca Bertolani at optics.italy@bruker.com


d. YeSVitE project meeting
The dissemination meeting, open to all MD 2015 participants, will take place on Oct 27th  at 18.40 after the special session I, in the "SALA DEI NOTARI".

The detailed program is available here.

The annual administrative meeting will take place on Oct 29th at 18.00 after the SIMTREA meeting and steering board election

For info,  please contact
Dr. Ileana Vigentini ileana.vigentini@unimi.it


e. Technical Session of Bruker Optics and Bruker Daltonics followed by typical Umbrian cocktail.
The technical session is open to all MD2015 participants.
October 27th 18.40 - 19.40
"SALA DELLA VACCARA".
A detailed program will be published soon. 


Social opportunities
a. Visit the National Gallery of Umbria
b. Test- by - tasting the typical food product of Umbria

Join the meeting now


Payment at reduced rates will be possible until July 3rd 2015
ACCOMMODATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE



HOW TO REGISTER AND SUBMIT ABSTRACTS
1. Go to "REGISTRATION" in the top menu
2. Follow the four steps of the registration 
3. Go to the "ABSTRACT" submission page
4. NOTE THAT YOU NEED TO REGISTER IN ORDER TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS 
5. CONFERENCE EARLY BIRD FEE CAN BE PAID AFTER THE REGISTRATION BUT BEFORE JULY 3rd  


Please find instructions to submit the abstract here

- Each presenting author can submit a maximum of two abstracts, without limitations for co-authorship
- Abstract length maximum 300 words
- Twelve 300 Euro FEMS grants are available for young scientists. Information and forms for grant applications are available in the abstract submission page. Complete applications must be sent by mail to the Scientific Committee (md2015@unipg.it) before July 3rd. 

 

Early bird registration

(until Jul 3,2015)

Late registration

(after Jul 3,2015)

On site registration One day registration
Senior Scientists €240,00 €300,00 €400,00 €150,00
Junior Scientists
(PhD Students)
€140,00 €150,00 €250,00 €100,00

Registration fee for senior and junior scientist will cover:

Full access to the MD 2015 scientific program, Conference proceedings, print and placement of one poster per author, lunch & coffee breaks at the Cloister of the S. Lorenzo Cathedral – Perugia.

Additional information
- Additional poster print and placement is provided at the cost of € 20.00
- Posters will be introduced in a specific "POSTER BOOK" available for all participants to allow a more active discussion on these presentations. 


FEE AND GALA DINNER PAYABLE TO:

SIMTREA - Via Montepaldi, 12 -050012 San Casciano Val di Pesa  (FI)
DEUTSCHE BANK S.P.A. - SPORTELLO B DI PERUGIA
IBAN : 
IT25G0310403003000000821132
SWIFT code (necessary for payments from out of Italy) : DEUTITM1323

NOTE FOR THE INVOICES
SIMTREA IS A NO-PROFIT ORGANIZATION and cannot issue invoices, but rather receipts upon payments. 

NOTE FOR ITALIAN ADMINISTRATIONS

"l'associazione Simtrea è un Ente non commerciale, ha il solo codice fiscale e non ha personale dipendente per cui nulla è dovuto a fini contributivi previdenziali ed assistenziali, per cui non è soggetta all'emissione del DURC".


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Location

Sala dei Notari, Palazzo dei Priori, Piazza IV Novembre

Prof. Gianluigi Cardinali

md2015@unipg.it

laura.corte@unipg.it

gianluigi.cardinali@unipg.it

How to reach Perugia

 

FROM ROME
The easiest way to reach Perugia by air is to land in Rome and then to proceed to Perugia. The major international gateway is the airport Leonardo da Vinci, known as Fiumicino (FCO), the alternate airport is Ciampino (CIA)

ROME – PERUGIA BY BUS

Daily bus connections from Roma Fiumicino Airport (International Departure Terminal 3) and Perugia (P.le Partigiani) :

From Monday to Saturday:
Roma Fiumicino Airport  hrs. 12.30 Perugia hrs. 16.15
Roma Fiumicino Airport  hrs. 14.30 Perugia hrs. 18.15
Roma Fiumicino Airport  hrs. 17.00 Perugia hrs. 20.45

Sunday:
Roma Fiumicino Airport  hrs. 12.30 Perugia  hrs. 16.15
Roma Fiumicino Airport  hrs. 16.30 Perugia  hrs. 20.15

Daily bus connections from Perugia (P.le Partigiani) to Fiumicino Airport in Rome (International Departure Terminal "3"):

From Monday to Saturday:
Perugia hrs. 06.33 Roma Fiumicino Airport  hrs. 10.10
Perugia hrs. 08.00 Roma Fiumicino Airport  hrs. 11.10
Perugia hrs. 09.00 Roma Fiumicino Airport  hrs. 12.10

Perugia hrs. 14.30 Roma Fiumicino Airport  hrs  18.00

www.sulga.it 

ROME – PERUGIA BY TRAIN

From Fiumicino Airport to Roma Termini, use the Leonardo Express train. Here you can see the timetables

Train connections from Roma Termini to Perugia can be obtained here

 

Alternatives are the airports of Florence and Pisa.

FLORENCE

The airport  Amerigo Vespucci, known also as Peretola (FLR)  is connected with: Brussels, Paris, London, Rome, and Milan

 

PISA

The airport Galileo Galilei (PSA) is connected with London, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris,
 

Train connections from Florence or Pisa  to Perugia can be obtained here




Accommodation

Hotel

Stars

Web site

Single room

Double room for one person (DUS)

Double room for two persons(DBL)

Triple room

Distance from the Congress venue (m)

Notes

Brufani

*****

http://www.brufanipalace.it

 

€ 135.00

€ 165.00

 

350 

 

Bonazzi

***

http://www.bonazzihotel.it

 

€ 58.00

€ 78.00

€ 108.00

230

 

Casa Monteripido

*

http://www.monteripido.it

€ 30.00

€ 40.00

€ 50.00

€ 60.00

1300

Free Parking

Etruscan

***

http://www.chocohotel.it

 

€ 62.00

€ 69.00

 

2300

Free Parking

Fortuna

***

http://www.hotelfortunaperugia.com

€ 55.00

€ 55.00

€ 90.00

 

260

 

Ilgo

***

http://www.hotelilgo.com

 

€ 45.00

€ 58.00

 

1400

Free Parking and Free shuttle to Downtown

La Rosetta

****

http://www.albergolarosettaperugia.com

 

€ 75.00

€ 95.00

 

280

 

Morlacchi

**

http://www.hotelmorlacchi.it

€ 48.00

€ 60.00

€ 73.00

 

300

 

Priori

***

http://www.hotelpriori.it

€ 39.00

 

€ 50.00

 

140

 

Sangallo

****

http://www.sangallo.it

€ 75.00

€ 79.00

€ 95.00

 

700

free swimming pool and gym


NOTES

1 FOR HOTELS IN DOWNTOWN REFER TO THE RECEPTION FOR CAR PASSES TO TRAFFIC RESTRICTED AREA
2 PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE THE TOURIST STAY TAX (1.00-2.50 €/day or 0.50€/star per day)
3 THESE DAILY RATES WILL BE APPLIED TO MD2015 PARTICIPANTS. WHEN RESERVING, PLEASE ENSURE TO MENTION YOUR PARTICIPATION TO MD2015