June 21st - 25th, 2015 

Montecatini Terme
Tuscany, Italy

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This premier Conference on the molecular biology and genomics of Gram-positive bacteria returns to Italy, Tuscany. The meeting will be held in Montecatini Terme, a lovely town close to Florence. This is a unique opportunity to experience the Tuscan region with its art, history and gastronomic delights.

The meeting will focus on mechanisms of physiology, metabolism, pathogenicity and development of Gram-positive microorganisms. Recognized experts from industry and academia will present studies of the following related microorganisms: Bacillus, Clostridium, Enterococcus, Lactococcus and Lactobacillus spp, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Listeria, and others. Symposia addressing major regulatory pathways and their control mechanisms unique to these organisms will permit an understanding of how this group of pathogenic and industrially important microbes grows and survives in its ecological niche.


Organizing Committee

Cristina Bongiorni - DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Palo Alto, CA USA
Eugenio Ferrari - Pronutria Biosciences, Cambridge, MA USA
Guido Grandi - University of Trento, Trento, Italy
Axel Hartke - University of Caen, Caen, FRANCE
James A. Hoch - The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA USA
Don Morrison - University of Illinois, Chicago, IL USA
Marta Perego - The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA USA
Michael D. Rasmussen - Novozymes and BACIP, Bagsvaerd, Denmark
Olaf Schneewind - University of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
Ghyslain Schyns - DSM Nutritional Products, Kaiseraugst, Switzerland