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The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Microbiology

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Microbiology series
1–15 Dec 2023

Gut Microbiota, Health Disease, Foodborne Pathogens, Food Safety
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List of Accepted Submissions
Welcome to access each submission and share your thoughts and comments with your peers in the Comments section at the end of the page.

Welcome from the Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce and to invite you to join the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Microbiology (ECM 2023) that is hosted online by: ECM2023.sciforum.net

ECM 2023 will present the latest research related to microorganisms.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

S1. Gut Microbiota and Health Disease
S2. Foodborne Pathogens and Food Safety
S3. Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance
S4. Emerging Infectious Diseases
S5. Microbiome and Soil Science
S6. Microbial Characterization and Bioprocess
S7. Microbe–Plant Interactions
S8. Poster Session

Participation is free of charge for both authors and attendees.

ECM 2023 offers a forum for engaged researchers and will serve as a platform for advancing the state of the art in microbiology. This electronic conference enables attendees to present their newest research results, directly chat to exchange ideas with their colleagues, or have online question and answer sessions.

All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the conference committee. Upon acceptance of their abstract, authors will contribute an extended abstract for the conference proceedings and a slide presentation of their work. The authors of the most outstanding contributions will be invited to submit a full manuscript for potential publication in the Special Issue "ECM 2023" in the journal Microorganisms (Impact Factor 4.5) (the submission to the journal is independent of the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer-review, APC, etc.).

I am looking forward to your participation and hope you will be a part of this exciting conference and present your new ideas and research on microbiology.

Sincerely,

Professor Martin Von Bergen
Dr. Nico Jehmlich
Chairs of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Microbiology

Live Session Program

Live Session

6 December 2023
Time: 16:00 CET

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CET)

Dr. Nico Jehmlich

Welcome Speech

16:00-16:10

Dr. Satish Kumar Verma

Seed endophytic bacteria in crop plants

16:10-16:30

Dr. Mohamed Idbella

Negative plant-soil feedback in Arabidopsis thaliana: disentangling the effects of soil chemistry, microbiome, and extracellular self-DNA

16:30-16:50

Dr. Marika Pellegrini

Microbial based inoculants for sustainable agriculture

16:50-17:10

Prof. Dr. James F. White

Q&A Session

17:10-17:30

Live Session Registration

The live session is FREE to participate. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar.  Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.
ECM 2023 | Live Session

Date: 6 December
Time: 16:00 (CET)

Once you have participated, you can log in to Sciforum using your registration email and easily download your Certificate of Attend after the conference.

List of accepted submissions (71)

Id Title Authors Presentation Video Poster PDF
sciforum-074555 Protein Characterization, Functional Annotation, Active Site Analysis of Novel Uncharacterized Conserved Protein of Bacteroides xylanisolvens: An In Silico Approach



Submitted: 26 Aug 2023

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sciforum-080077 Microbial Heat Shock Proteins: Roles other than Just Stress Proteins

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Submitted: 25 Aug 2023

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sciforum-080062 Antimicrobial properties of select plant species within the Asteraceae Family , , , N/A N/A Show Abstract

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sciforum-080007 Potential Probiotic Bacillus Strains Isolated from Contaminated Soil in North Macedonia: Salmonella Growth Inhibition

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Submitted: 24 Aug 2023

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sciforum-080005 Evaluation of the effects of food safety training on the microbiological load present in equipment’s, surfaces, utensils, and food manipulator`s hands in restaurants

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Submitted: 24 Aug 2023

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Conference Chairs

Department of Molecular Systems Biology, UFZ-Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany

Department of Molecular Systems Biology, UFZ-Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany

Session Chairs

Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Triantafyllou

Hepatogastroenterology, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine-Propaedeutic, Attikon University General Hospital, Medical School, Athens University, Greece

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Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease

Prof. Dr. Gabriela Jorge Da Silva

Faculty of Pharmacy and Center for Neurosicences and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal

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Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance

Dr. Paolo Calistri

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise "Giuseppe Caporale", Italy

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Emerging Infectious Diseases

Dr. Nico Jehmlich

Department of Molecular Systems Biology, UFZ-Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany

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Microbiome and Soil Science

Prof. Dr. Maurizio Ciani

Department of Life and Environmental Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy

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Microbial Characterization and Bioprocess

Prof. Dr. James F. White

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

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Microbe-Plant Interactions

Prof. Dr. Theodoros Varzakas

Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Peloponnese, Greece

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Foodborne Pathogens and Food Safety

Event Committee

Division of Gastroenterology, Bolognini Hospital, Italy

ReGenera R&D International for Aging Intervention and San Babila Clinic, Vitality Therapeutics, Italy

Institute of Digestive Health Research (IRSD), INSERM U1220, France

Department of Hematology and Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Kindai University, Japan

GST Micro LLC, 8356 Town Hall Court, USA

Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Peloponnese, Greece

The Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL) (CSIC-UAM), The Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain

Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A), University of Catania, Italy

Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Laboratoire de Chimie des Substances Naturelles et des Sciences des Aliments, ESIROI Département Agroalimentaire, Université de La Réunion, France

Department of Environmental Microbiology, Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung, Germany

Jhaveri Microbiology Centre, Brien Holden Eye Research Centre, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, India

Science and Technology Branch, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Government of Canada, Canada

Research Unit Induced Resistance and Plant Bioprotection, University of Reims, France

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Research and Development Centre, Canada

Microbiology and Cell Science Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Institute for Medical Science, School of Medicine, Chonbuk National University, Korea

Istituto Zooprofilattico dell'Abruzzo e del Molise "Giuseppe Caporale", Italy

Department of Translational Research on New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery, Università di Pisa, Italy

Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Department of Chemical Microbiology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany

Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery, University of Borås, Sweden

School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, Medical and Biological Sciences Building, UK

Institute for Bioanalysis, Department of Applied Sciences, Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany

Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal

Department of Animal Science, South Dakota State University, Animal Science Complex, USA

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum — University of Bologna, Italy

MED-Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development, Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Keynote Speakers

Assistant Professor Department of Botany Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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Talk
Seed endophytic bacteria in crop plants

the Department of Soil and Water Sciences of the University of Florida/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC)

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Talk
Negative plant-soil feedback in Arabidopsis thaliana: disentangling the effects of soil chemistry, microbiome, and extracellular self-DNA
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Mohamed Idbella, Ph.D. in soil microbiology at the Department of Agriculture/Federico II University of Naples, and currently starting as a postdoctoral associate of Soil Microbiology in the Department of Soil and Water Sciences of the University of Florida/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC). The main research project focuses on evaluating the impact of cover crops on the soil microbiome, tree health, and citrus production.

Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of L'Aquila, Italy

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Talk
Microbial based inoculants for sustainable agriculture

Instructions for Authors

Submission

Submissions should be submitted by the authors online by registering at ECM2023.sciforum.net, and using the “Submit Abstract” function once logged into the system.

1. Scholars interested in participating in the conference can submit their abstract (about 200–250 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online at this website up to 25 August 2023.
2. The Conference Committee will conduct a pre-evaluation, based on the submitted abstract, of whether the contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Microbiology. All authors will be notified by 15 September 2023 about the acceptance of their abstract.
3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author will be asked to submit a minimum of one of the following: a proceedings paper (3-6 pages), a poster, a slides presentation (in PDF), or a short video presentation (max. 3–5 minutes). This should be ready by the submission deadline of 13 October 2023. If you submit a proceedings paper, you need to upload the Word and PDF versions in Original files (zip/word) and Manuscript PDF, respectively. If you choose to submit a poster, a slides presentation (in PDF), or a short video presentation (max. 3–5 minutes), please submit the abstract in Word and PDF format in Original files (zip/word) and Manuscript PDF, respectively.
4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available at ECM2023.sciforum.net for discussion during the time of the conference, 1–15 December 2023.
5. After the conference, All submissions will be reviewed using the powerful text comparison tool iThenticate. This procedure aims to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism. Submissions will then be peer-reviewed by conference committees based on originality/novelty, quality of presentation, scientific soundness, interest to the readers, overall merit and English level. After the conference, all submissions will be published on sciforum.net, and only the proceeding paper (3-6 pages) will be published in the MDPI journal Biology and Life Sciences Forum journal (ISSN: 2673-9976).
Note: Publication of proceedings paper is free of charge.
Before publication, Biology and Life Sciences Forum journal will check the plagiarism issue again. Submissions with a lack of novelty will not be published in the journal.
6. The open-access journal Microorganisms (Impact Factor 4.5) will publish a dedicated conference Special Issue. Conference participants are encouraged to submit a full paper to the dedicated Special Issue and will receive a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC).
Note: The submission to the Microorganisms journal is independent of the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer-review, APC, etc.

Proceedings Paper
Proceedings papers must be prepared in MS Word using the Proceedings template (see below) and should be converted to PDF format before submission. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references) and should not exceed 6 pages. Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal website and ensure that your manuscript submission adheres to these guidelines.

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors’ e-mail addresses
  • Abstract (200–250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

2nd International Electronic Conference on Microbiology Microsoft Word template file and LaTex template file

Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the proceedings paper . Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using the proprietary slides viewer at Sciforum.net. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to PDF format before submission so that we can easily and automatically process them for online display.

Video Presentations
Authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. This is a unique way of presenting your paper and discussing it with peers from all over the world. Videos should be no longer than 3–5 minutes and prepared with one of the following formats: .mp4 / .webm / .ogg (max size: 250Mb). They should be submitted with the proceedings paper before 13 October 2023 (full submission deadline).

Presentation of Posters
Authors that wish to present only a poster, i.e., without a proceedings paper, can do so in section I. Posters will be available on the conference website during and after the event. Similarly to papers presented at the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without a paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.

After the abstract is accepted, please upload a copy of the abstract as a PDF and Word, in the corresponding fields, and upload the Poster PDF in the field "Presentation PDF (optional)".
1)The poster should be in PDF format
2)The minimum size for images is 148 mm × 210 mm (horizontal × vertical) at 300 dpi.
3)The content of the poster should be a comprehensive presentation of your accepted submission.
4) No copyright issues with any elements in the poster.

Posters should have the following information:

  • Title (with authors and affiliations)
  • Introduction/Objectives/Aims
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contact information

For consideration for this award, posters should be accompanied by a three-minute video presentation. During the conference, the chair will be invited to judge the quality of the video presentations and posters. Presentations will be judged on how well they are able to summarize the content of the work and make the observer interested in viewing the poster. Posters will be judged on clarity quality of appearance.

Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the authors’ responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here “The authors declare no conflict of interest”. This should be conveyed in a separate “Conflict of Interest” statement preceding the “Acknowledgments” and “References” sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under the “Acknowledgments” section.

Copyright
MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

Live Sessions Information

During the duration of the conference, a number of live online sessions will be programmed. The live-streaming platform we are using is Zoom. During each session, the participants will have the possibility to ask questions during a Q&A session. Detailed information about the topics and dates will be shared soon.

The live sessions are
free of charge. The authors who submit submissions to ECM2023 will have priority for registration (with no extra cost) to the live online sessions with our keynote speakers. If it is not completely full, registration will be open for unregistered participants. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized. The number of participants in the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterward.

We are pleased to invite you to subscribe to our conference so that you can receive email notifications when the live session program is online and open online discussions.

Live Session Recording

To view this content, you need to be registered and logged in to Sciforum platform.

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the Best Paper Award and Best Poster Award.

The Awards
Best Paper Award 500 CHF

Number of Awards Available: 1

The Best Paper Award is presented to the paper judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference.

Best Poster Award 500 CHF

Number of Awards Available: 1

The Best Poster Award was established to recognize the scientific merit exhibited in poster presentation and preparation.

Terms and Conditions:
Best Paper Award

As a sponsor, Microorganisms would like to award the best paper as elected by the conference committee. The award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs. We look forward to posting your contributions.

Criteria for Evaluation of Best Paper Award:

  • Full paper must be submitted to ECM 2023;
  • Originality/novelty of the paper;
  • Significance of content;
  • Scientific soundness;
  • Interest to the readers;
  • English language and style.

Evaluation

  • Each Evaluation Committee member will give an assessment for each applicant in terms of the criteria outlined above;
  • The total score for each presentation will be ranked from highest to lowest;
  • If two or more authors receive the same score, further evaluation will be carried out;
  • All decisions made by the Evaluation Committee are final.
Best Poster Award

As a sponsor, Microorganisms would like to grant an award (500 Swiss Francs) for the best poster presented at the conference. This prize is awarded by a jury to the best-designed poster presented at the conference.

1)The poster should be in PDF format
2)The minimum size for images is 148 mm × 210 mm (horizontal × vertical) at 300 dpi.
3)The content of the poster should be a comprehensive presentation of your accepted submission.
4) No copyright issues with any elements in the poster.

Posters should have the following information.

  • Title (with authors and affiliations)
  • Introduction/Objectives/Aims
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contact information
  • A 3-minute video presentation

During the conference, the chair is invited to judge the quality of the 3-minute video presentation and poster. Criteria for judgement of the presentation will be the ability to summarize the content of the work and motivate the interest in looking at the poster. In addition, the clarity of the poster and appearance quality will be considered.

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Betsy Feng
Ms. Ariel Zhang
Ms. Athena Wang
Ms. Aleksandra Skalska

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