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Superbugs and Superdrugs Conference

SMi's 22nd Annual Superbugs and Superdrugs Conference This year's event aims to showcase a suite of sessions focused on novel drugs and approaches, particularly highlighting non-traditional and traditional therapies that provide an innovative means to spearhead the issue. The conference will also place significant emphasis on the much-needed support for innovative approaches such as sessions tackling the funding and support and the regulation that provides guidance towards the goal of ameliorating the continued rise of anti-microbial resistance AMR. The conference will bring industry leaders together to discuss the strategies in place that reduce AMR, evaluate the role pharmaceutical companies and funding bodies play in reducing AMR, learn about new diagnostics approaches to identify AMR and consider novel candidates and alternatives to anti-microbials read more ...

Lactobacillus Genomics and Metabolic Engineering review

Excerpt from a book review of Lactobacillus Genomics and Metabolic Engineering
"a good introduction to the current state of research ... it is a helpful review" from BIOSpektrum read more ...
Edited by: Sandra M. Ruzal
"the most relevant aspects of the more than 200 recognized species of the Lactobacillus genus" (ProtoView); "a useful, concise reference book" (Beneficial Microbes)

Chlamydia Biology

Ming Tan, Johannes H. Hegemann and Christine Sütterlin present a new book on Chlamydia Biology: From Genome to Disease
This book provides an up-to-date review of the clinical infections caused by the two main human pathogens C. trachomatis and C. pneumoniae, as well as chapters on veterinary Chlamydia species and Chlamydia-related bacteria. Multiple chapters cover cutting-edge developments in Chlamydia research, from the basic biology of the intracellular chlamydial infection to the host immune response and work towards a Chlamydia vaccine. Also highlighted are recent advances in chlamydial genetics and genomics, which have transformed the field. For the first time in a Chlamydia book, there are chapters on Chlamydia cell division and differentiation and Chlamydia infections and the microbiota, which are two hot areas of research. Each of the nineteen chapters is written by experts, who have made major contributions through their work and come from different research groups to ensure a broad and fresh perspective. This book will be of interest to Chlamydia researchers, microbiologists, cell biologists, infectious disease clinicians, public health professionals and government policy makers. It will be especially useful for newcomers to the Chlamydia field, who will find a current and comprehensive summary of Chlamydia research in one volume read more ...
Edited by: Ming Tan, Johannes H. Hegemann and Christine Sütterlin
Containing nineteen chapters this comprehensive book is essential reading for every Chlamydia researcher.

Bats and Viruses book available now

The new book on Bats and Viruses edited by Eugenia Corrales-Aguilar and Martin Schwemmle is available now read more ...
Edited by: Eugenia Corrales-Aguilar and Martin Schwemmle
An invaluable reference source for everyone working on bat-borne viruses.

Avian Virology review

Excerpt from a book review of Avian Virology: Current Research and Future Trends
"This is a nice introduction to avian virology with basic information on viruses affecting poultry" from Doodys read more ...
Edited by: Siba K. Samal
An invaluable reference source for everyone working on avian diseases. It is also highly recommended for all veterinary school and university libraries.

Microbial Ecology review

Excerpt from a book review of Microbial Ecology: Current Advances from Genomics, Metagenomics and Other Omics
"... easy to read ... effectively combines background information with current techniques. The references are extensive. Overall the book will be applicable to teaching faculty as well as advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers." from SIMB News (2019) 69: 100-101. read more ...
Edited by: Diana Marco
Selected recent hot-topics in the application of advanced omics methods to the field of microbial ecology.
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