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Microbe Interactions with their Environments: Genome Perspectives (D2)

Organizer(s) Roberto G. Kolter and Patrick Stragier
March 6—11, 2001
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, New Mexico USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 6, 2000
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Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 5, 2001

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The most recent exciting developments regarding microbe-environment interactions stem from the knowledge of full genome sequences. This powerful tool provides a completely new platform from which to address the key question of how microbes respond to a changing environment. However, the potential of whole genome sequences has not yet been fully exploited. How will molecular microbiology evolve as a consequence of complete genome information? The need is clear, scientists from areas of microbial pathogenesis and microbial development need to interact closely with individuals involved in genomics, evolution, mechanistics, and environmental microbiology. The goals of the proposed meeting are to bring together the leading figures in these rather diverse fields to discuss their work. The ultimate hope is that this meeting will serve to catalyze new interactions that will pave the way for the future trends in molecular microbiology.

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