Scientists and researchers from all over the world who work on Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax, and B. cereus and B. thuringiensis, two closely related bacilli, will be heading to Victoria, British Columbia in September.
The main mission of the Bacillus ACT 2013 conference, running Sept. 1-5, is to promote interactions among investigators involved in research related to the physiology, genetics, molecular biology, pathogenesis and ecology of these three closely related bacteria and their kin.
“World renowned scientists studying genomics, epidemiology, ecology, cell structure and function, gene regulation, bacterial development, toxins and bacteria-host interactions of these species will present their work,” said Bacillus ACT 2013 Co-Chair Paul Jackson of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Source: LLNL).
Experts interested in rapid diagnostics, vaccine development, therapeutics and methods of decontamination also will be participating in this conference, which was last held in 2011 in Bruges, Belgium, Jackson said.
This year’s conference is organized and sponsored by LLNL’s Global Security Principal Directorate, which applies multidisciplinary science and technology to anticipate, innovate and deliver responsive solutions to complex global security needs.
For more information or to register please visit the Bacillus Act 2013 website.