ESF Research Conferences

ESF-EMBO Symposium

Synthetic Biology of Antibiotic Production

2-7 October 2011

Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain


This conference will focus on the advancement of synthetic biology, especially its application in the field of antibiotic production in filamentous fungi and actinomycete bacteria, including the implementation and modification of complex biosynthesis pathway modules in existing and new production hosts. Antibiotics production is regulated by complex networks and involves intricate multi-step biosynthetic machineries, as well as major reorganization of primary metabolic fluxes to redirect cellular metabolic resources towards their biosynthesis. The urgent need for new antibiotics caused by the accelerating emergence of multi-drug resistant pathogens worldwide has led to a strong interest in the research community for decidedly novel approaches, collectively referred to as Synthetic Biology.

To learn more about the conference, please see the Final Programme(PDF)

List of Invited Speakers and Accepted Participants

List of Accepted Short Talks (PDF - last updated 22 September)

List of Accepted Posters (PDF - last updated 22 September)

List of Participants' Abstracts (PDF)

Results of the Feedback Questionnaire (PDF)

Participants at the 'Synthetic Biology of Antibiotic Production' conference, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 2-7 October 2011

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event. For more details, click here.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners380 €
Early Bird
Registration and payment NO LATER THAN 22 August 2011740 €
Registration and payment between 23 August and 5 September 2011820 €
Conference participation without accommodation560 €

4 EUR of this fee is used to make this conference more ecologically sustainable. This amount will allow us to offset almost 100% of the CO2 emissions created by this conference and are part of our efforts to make ESF Research Conferences greener. For more information, please click here.

Practical Information

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference (access to site, registration & fee payments, accommodation, travel reimbursements...) is available from the Practical Information Guide. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ IT.

Group transportation will be organised on the first and last day of the conference between Barcelona airport and the Hotel in Sant Feliu de Guixols. For more information on group transportation, departure times of buses, accommodation and other practical details, please look at the Practical Information Guide and the practical information page.

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