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31 May 2016 Late registration

You are cordially invited to participate in the IV International Conference on Antimicrobial Research - ICAR2016, which will be held in Torremolinos-Malaga (Spain) from 29 June to 1 July 2016.

It is in the spirit of this conference to attract researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines that are contributing in the fighting against harmful microorganisms, not only those more traditionally involved in this research area (microbiologists, biochemists, genetists, clinicians...), but also experimental and theoretical/computational chemists (rational design of antimicrobial compounds, chemical synthesis, analogs, surface modification of materials...), physicists (radiation, nano-emulsions (surface tension), ultrasounds, antimicrobial materials, properties of nano-materials...) or engineers (technologies).

Being a truly international meeting (with all editions having been attended by researchers from more than 50 countries), it also aims at serving as an instrument for building bridges for improved global collaborations in many microbiological issues that are global in nature.

Some core topics will include:

   Antimicrobial natural products Biocontrol. Biosynthesis of antimicrobials
   Bacteriophages Biofilms
   Antimicrobial chemistry Non-antibiotic biocides
   Antimicrobial physics Techniques and Methods

   Antimicrobial materials science and surface chemistry. Antimicrobials in consumer products
   Clinical and medical microbiology, infectious diseases and antimicrobials. Public health
   Strengthening of innate immune system as antimicrobial strategy
   Antimicrobial resistance. Mechanisms of action of antimicrobial agents
   Attenuation of virulence as antimicrobial strategy

Please, take some time to read the detailed list of Topics proposed to be discussed at the conference


Torremolinos is one of the world’s major tourist resorts. A town on the Costa del Sol, it is the perfect blend of a traditional Andalusian fishing village and a cosmopolitan, modern city. Its 7km coastline, flanked by a great seafront promenade, offers several wonderful beaches. Quality infrastructure, leisure facilities, outstanding cuisine and great weather have turned Torremolinos into a favourite travel destination.

Learn more about Torremolinos at: www.visitcostadelsol.com


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


Would your company/institution
be interested in sponsoring/exhibiting its products at the conference?
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Would you be interested in organizing a workshop, round table, course, tutorial... at this conference? Please submit your proposal and we will discuss your ideas


All participants who need visa to come to Spain are requested to contact the nearest Spanish embassy or consulate as soon as possible to start with this procedure, which can take several weeks
More info here!


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