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Symposium on Aquatic Microbiology - Call for Papers

Alan Godfree a.godfree at dial.pipex.com
Thu Jun 26 05:23:10 EST 1997

Society for Applied Bacteriology Symposium - Aquatic Microbiology
13-16 July 1998

First Announcement and Call for Papers

The theme of the symposium is aquatic microbiology and will consist of
keynote presentations by internationally renowned scientists and
offered papers.  The symposium will cover ecology, microbiological
pollution, extremophiles, biofilms, methods and the microbiology of
aquaculture and mariculture.  The main symposium will consist of
single sessions, but it is intended to hold a parallel session on the
subject of the microbiology of industrial and process waters.  In
addition to lectures there will be two practical workshops on the
subjects of methods in biofilm research and methods for the detection
and identification of aquatic microorganisms, indicators and
pathogens.  There will also be a poster session.

The following are amongst the keynote speakers who will take part:

· Prof Brian Austin - Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
· Dr Anne Camper - Centre for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State   	
University, USA
· Prof Rita Colwell - University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute,
· Prof J Gwynfryn Jones - Freshwater Biological Association, UK
· Dr Dick van der Kooij - KIWA, the Netherlands
· Prof Betty Olson - University of California, USA
· Dr David Ward - Montana State University, USA

The Venue
The symposium will be held on the campus of the University of
Lancaster, some two miles south of the city of Lancaster which is
situated in the north west of England.  The University is easily
reached by rail (3 hours from London) and by road being adjacent to
the M6 motorway.  For those arriving by air, the University is within
one hour’s drive of Manchester international airport and there is also
a regular train service from the airport.

Call for Papers
Offers of papers are invited in any of the following subject areas:

· biofilm development, structure and diversity
· biofilms in drinking water systems
· bioreactors for sewage and waste treatment
· microbiology of natural aquatic environments
· impacts of microbiological contamination of natural waters
· extremophiles in aquatic environments
· ecology of aquatic microorganisms
· methods of detection and identification
· microbiological aspects of aquaculture and mariculture

Papers will be published in a supplement to the Journal of
Microbiology and will be peer-reviewed.  Abstracts of not more than
300 words should be submitted no later that 31 October 1997.  Authors
will be notified whether their paper has been accepted for
presentation during December 1997.  Manuscripts of papers accepted for
oral presentation must be received no later than 1 April 1998.  Offers
for posters, indicating the title and author(s), should be submitted
by 1 April 1998.

Abstracts and details of posters can be submitted by post, fax or
e-mail to: 

Alan Godfree
Public Health Section
North West Water
Dawson House, Great Sankey
Warrington   WA5  3LW

Fax +44 1925 233596
E-mail:  a.godfree at dial.pipex.com

The Society for Applied Bacteriology (SAB) is dedicated to the
advancement of the study of microbiology in its application to the
environment, agriculture and industry.  There are currently more than
1,700 members, many of whom are resident outside the UK.  The SAB is
represented on various appropriate national and  international
committees which have microbiological interests and activities.  The
Society, noted for its friendliness, welcomes new members of all ages,
striving to make them feel an integral part of the scientific
community.  The Society’s journals, published monthly, are the Journal
of Applied Microbiology (formerly Journal of Applied Bacteriology) and
Letters in Applied Microbiology.

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