Notizie SIMGBM

November 27-28, CR ENEA CASACCIA

Isolation, cultivation, preservation and characterization of bacteria, fungi, viruses: microbial-based biotechnological solutions (MBBS) in agri-food, environmental, cultural heritage, energy and pharmaceutical fields.

Il corso si terrà nei giorni 27-28 novembre al CR ENEA CASACCIA nell’ambito del PNRR SUS-MIRRI.IT

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Per la partecipazione in presenza, registrarsi al link:
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Scientific Programme and Poster

The Congress will offer 3 Plenary Lectures, 6 Plenary Sessions and 3 Parallel Sessions for oral presentations selected among poster contributions. This year, for the very first time, two of the plenary sessions will be in collaboration with SIM, Società Italiana di Microbiologia and will be held at Palazzo Doglio.

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Congress Proceedings

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From September 21 to 23, The XXXIII SIMGBM Congress – Microbiology 2019 will take place at:

University of Cagliari
Via Sant’Ignazio da Laconi, 76.
See map

On 24 September, the last 2 Sessions will be held at:
Palazzo Doglio
Vico Logudoro 1
See map

How to get there

From Elmas Airport to downtown

FotoFotoYou can take the train line «Elmas Airport-Cagliari».
The railway station is located less than 300 meters from the arrivals terminal and you can reach it by walking and using moving walkways. Just follow indications. You must buy tickets from the automated machines before to get into th train. Trains run approximately every 20 minutes and take 8 minutes to reach Cagliari station.
90’ ticket cost: 1,30 €

FotoYou can get a taxi from the airport to downtown or to the venue.
Taxis are located directly outside of the arrivals terminal.
The cost is approximately 20/25 €

From railway station (Piazza Matteotti) to the Venue (Via Sant’Ignazio da Laconi, 76)

You can take two different buses (see below); distance is about 15 min on foot.

Foto Line 5
Get off at the stop Merello
(corner Via Don Bosco)
The venue is at 4 min walking distance (300 m).

Line 8
Get off at the stop Buoncammino
(corner Via Belvedere).
The venue is at 5 min walking distance (450 m).

By walking
Walking distance: 1Km
Approximately 15 min


Early Registrations and fees

Deadline for early registration with abstract submission: July 2
Deadline for early registration without abstract submission: July 30

SIMGBM Member Senior Participant* early fee: € 280
SIMGBM Member Junior Participant* early fee: € 130
SIMGBM Non-Member Senior Participant* early fee: € 380
SIMGBM Non-Member Junior Participant* early fee: € 180

Fees for new members

Senior member* € 280 + 60 (membership fee)
Junior member* € 130 + 30 (membership fee)

Please note: To take advantage of the “new member” fees, participants must fill in the new membership form available on simgbm website at the section “Soci/Diventa socio”
Please follow the instructions and to send the form, filled in every section and signed by applicant and presenting members to:

Late Registrations and fees

Deadline for late registration: August 20

Senior Participant* late fee: € 420
Junior Participant* late fee: € 200

*Senior participant: older than 31 (unless student); Junior participant: younger than 31 (see also below).

Important notes

Certificates of attendance will be sent by email after the Congress.

To benefit from the SIMGBM member reduced fee, membership payments must have been paid regularly including 2023.

Reduced fee for Junior Participants has been made possible through financial support of FEMS.

Junior Participants include all type of students (BSc, Master, Specialization, PhD students) or any other participant younger than 31. Students older than 31 must submit an official studentship certification.

Registration will be considered complete only after payment is cleared in the SIMGBM bank account (please, make sure to take care of the payment with greater advance if the bank transfer is handled by a University or Society administration).

After 20 August 2023, registrations will only be possible on-site


Online registration fees must be paid by bank transfer to:

SIMGBM Società Italiana di Microbiologia Generale
IBAN: IT93Q0200801746000105815688

In the description of payment, indicate surname and name of participant/s followed by Microbiology 2023
(e.g. Bianchi Maria e Rossi Antonio - Microbiology 2023). Payments without specifications cannot be taken into consideration.

On-site registrations must be paid by cash or check.

Registration fees are not refundable but they can be transferred to another participant upon approval of the Organizing Committee.

Receipt for fee payment will be sent to participants as soon as the bank transfer has been cleared.

The registration fee includes free entry to all scientific sessions and poster viewing, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome cocktail and the congress kit.


Abstracts are accepted exclusively during online registration. Submitted abstracts will not be considered if the corresponding registration payments are not received within July 2.

Only one abstract per participant is allowed. The abstract should be submitted by the presenting author only. The abstract text must be no longer than 250 words and uploaded in a Word file. In the registration form you will find details for abstract editing.

During the submission procedure, the presenting Author must choose between oral and poster presentation and indicate a specific session (A, B, C):
A: Microbial genetics and genomics
B: Environmental and industrial microbiology
C: Interactions between microbes/viruses and their hosts

The Scientific Committee will review all abstracts proposed for oral presentations. Participants selected for oral presentation will be notified in due advance. Non-selected abstracts will be presented as a poster. Abstracts selected for oral presentation can be presented also as a poster.

Abstract editing instructions:

Title (Arial black, 10pt)
Presenting Author, Authors (Arial, 10pt)
Affiliations (Arial, 10pt, italic)
Text (Arial, 10pt) – Max 250 words


Poster size is 70 x 100 cm (width x height). Poster number will be indicated in the Abstract Book. Further details on poster sessions will be available before the Congress.

Welcome Cocktail

FotoA Welcome Cocktail will be offered to all participants on September 21, at 19.30, in the Botanical garden next to the venue.
Participants are kindly requested to indicate if they will attend the social dinner upon online registration to the Congress. We will not be able to accept last minute requests.

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Social Dinner

The social dinner will take place on September 22, h 20.30, at the restaurant Grotta Marcello.
The restaurant is located in Piazza Yenne, 26, at 10 min walking distance (900 m) from the venue (see the map).
The cost of the social dinner is € 45,00.

Due to the very high number of registrations, we are sorry to inform you that the social dinner is currently SOLD OUT and no further booking is now possible. Should there be cancellations, we will let you know.

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Hotel Information

Since September is peak season for tourists, we suggest to book the hotel as soon as possible.

If you need some informations concerning hotels situated in Cagliari, you can click: Airbnb Expedia

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Notizie SIMGBM

Care Socie, cari Soci,

vi diamo il triste annuncio della scomparsa di Giancarlo Lancini, socio fondatore della SIMGBM, e pubblichiamo un suo breve ricordo a cura dei nostri colleghi Margherita Sosio e Stefano Donadio.

Giancarlo Lancini è stato una delle colonne portanti della SIMGBM fin dai primi anni di vita della Società. La carriera professionale di Giancarlo si è svolta interamente nell'industria, presso i laboratori Lepetit, prima a Milano, dove è stato anche Direttore della Ricerca, e poi a Gerenzano. Laureato in chimica, è presto diventato un "microbiologist at heart" interessato a tutti gli aspetti della microbiologia, dalla genetica alla fisiologia, dalla biosintesi di antibiotici al loro meccanismo d'azione, dall'isolamento di microrganismi da campioni ambientali alle produzioni industriali. Era un piacere, ed un’esperienza, discutere con Giancarlo di scienza: aveva una mente brillante e un ampio bagaglio di conoscenze per trasmettere quello che sapeva e assorbire quel poco che ancora non conosceva. Avendo partecipato per molti anni in prima persona alla ricerca di nuovi antibiotici, aveva anche quelle conoscenze empiriche alla base della "golden era of antibiotic discovery". Consigliamo a tutti i soci SIMGBM di leggere le sue osservazioni e, tra le righe, le sue riflessioni personali, nell'articolo "Forty years of antibiotic discovery at Lepetit: a personal journey" SIM News 56: 192-212, 2006.