The Scientific Program for the IV ICAR Conference IS NOW AVAILABLE. You can check it here
(last update: 20/Jun/16)

Please check the day/time of your oral/poster presentation. For any changes, please contact us no later than Tuesday 21 June. No changes will be made after that date.

The scientific program includes one keynote lecture:
"Diagnosis and Therapy of Diseases Based Upon the Knowledge of Host Innate Immune Defense"
       presented by Prof. Goutam Gupta (Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States of America) on
       Wednesday 29 June at 11:00, Hall 1. Abstract

You can check the List of Accepted Abstracts at: Accepted Abstracts

The conference will start on Wednesday 29 June 2016 at 11:00, although there will be a registration period from 9:00 to 11:00 in the morning (in any case, attendees will be able to register at the secretariat desk at any time during the conference). The conference will finish on Friday 1 July 2016 around 18:00.
Coffee breaks and 1 stand-up buffet lunch will be served at the main hall every day.


For those ones interested in having an electronic version of the Book of Abstracts, it can be downloaded from here (hard copies will be given to conference participants at the conference and posted to virtual participants after the conference)


Virtual presentations are now available online. You can check all the works by clicking here


Professor Jin Hyung Lee from the Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology will prepare a workshop on "Natural bioactive compounds for therapeutic textiles" during the morning of Thursday 30 June 2016. You can look for extra information here.


You can already apply for one of the two Social Programs that the conference will offer to the participants. You can look for extra information here.


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The previous edition of ICAR Conference was held in Madrid (Spain) during 1-3 October 2014 and it was attended by around 445 researchers from 58 countries. We expect this year’s edition to be as successful as the previous one in terms of quality, relevance and attendance.

Program: You can consult the final program of the conference by clicking here.

It included three keynote lectures:
“Rapid Detection and Identification of Microbial Agents” presented by Prof. Ali Karami (Research Center
        of Molecular Biology, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Iran), Abstract
“Role of efflux pumps in bacterial resistance” presented by Dr Goutam Gupta (Los Alamos National
       Laboratory, USA), Abstract
“Artilysins are a novel class of enzyme-based antibacterials that quickly kill (multidrug-resistant)
       Pseudomonas aeruginosa
and their persisters: from concept to application” presented by Dr Yves Briers
       (University of Leuven, Belgium) and Dr Stefan Miller (Lisando GmbH, Germany),  Abstract
Proceedings: The Proceedings Book was entitled "Multidisciplinary Approaches for Studying and Combating Microbial Pathogens". It was released in June 2015.
ISBN-10: 1-62734-544-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-62734-544-6
Editor: A. Méndez-Vilas; Publisher: BrownWalker Press

Would you like to have a look at the table of contents? If so, click here
(The ICAR2016 Conference will not publish a proceedings book for this year's edition)

Abstracts: The book of abstracts of the conference can be downloaded from here

Would you like to have a look at the abstracts accepted for presentation at the conference? They are available on the abstract search engine


The Conference will be held at the "Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones Costa del Sol-Torremolinos" (Torremolinos Congress Center). More info here.


You can find extra information about accomodation in Torremolinos here.

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