The University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, is hosting 59th meeting of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) during December 9-12, 2018. Over 900 practicing Microbiologists, working in industry and academia, located in India as well as the rest of the world, are attending the conference held at Zakir Hussain Lecture Hall Complex. The meeting discusses the research progress and problems associated with the microbiology discipline. In addition to the three-day conference on Host Pathogen Interactions, the conference also includes a one-day workshop on Computational Biology to provide hands-on-tools for upcoming Microbiologists interested in analyzing Metagenome to unravel microbiological wealth associated with various ecological niches.

The technical programme includes 17 sessions on cutting-edge areas of Microbiology. Each technical session contains 6 Invited Speakers who are eminent researchers in their respective fields.

In addition to these leading lectures, each session includes two lectures by young Microbiologists who displayed promise while pursuing their doctoral work. The programme begins with the inaugural talk by Prof. Sue Lin-Chau, Director, Research Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Prof. Chau, an expert in post-transcriptional gene regulation is going to highlight the role of small RNA’s in post-transcriptional regulation. Prof. Chau explains how she demonstrated RNA degradosome structure and its role and degradation of MRNAS leading to the regulation of pathways governing various physiological activities.

Some of the leading Microbiologists of the nation, Prof. V. Nagaraja, Jawaharlal Centre for Advance Scientific Research, Bangalore, Prof. Umesh Varshini, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Dr. J. Gowrishankar, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, Prof. AK Tripathi, Director, Centre for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, are participating in the conference.

The Conference will be dealt with various aspects of host pathogen interactions taking various infectious diseases as model systems.

The occasion also marks with the exchange of MoU between Association of Microbiologists of India and International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME). The MoU facilitates exchange of views, exchange of students and exchange of technical know-how between the members of AMI & ISME.

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