Microbiology 2017

The XXXII SIMGBM Congress – Microbiology 2017, will take place from September 17 to 20 at the University of Palermo. On Sunday 17, sessions will be held in the beautiful Sala delle Capriate of the historical Palazzo Steri (Piazza Marina 61). The other sessions (from Sept. 18 to 20) will take place at the modern Polo Didattico (Parco D'Orleans, Viale delle Scienze, Edificio 19).


The Congress will offer 3 plenary lectures, 6 general sessions and 3 parallel sessions for oral presentations selected among poster contributions.

Registration deadlines and fees

The registration fee includes entry to all scientific sessions and poster viewing, lunches, coffee breaks, congress kit and the welcome cocktail (Palazzo Steri, Piazza della Marina 61, h 19.00).

Early Registrations and fees:
Extended deadline for early registration with abstract submission June 15
Deadline for early registration without abstract submission July 31

*SIMGBM Member Senior Participant early fee € 210
*SIMGBM Member Junior Participant early fee € 110
SIMGBM Non-Member Senior Participant early fee € 330
SIMGBM Non-Member Junior Participant early fee € 150

Late Registrations and fees:
Deadline for late registration August 31

Senior Participant late fee € 330
Junior Participant late fee € 150

After August 31 registrations will be possible only on-site.

*to benefit from the reduced fee, SIMGBM Members must be in order with all membership payments, 2017 included.
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 within the corresponding deadline. Take this into account if payment of the fee is handled by a University or Society Administration.


Online registration fees must be paid with a bank transfer to:

SIMGBM Società Italiana di Microbiologia Generale
Presso Bancoposta
IBAN: IT95V0760103200001032153833

In the description of payment, indicate first of all name and surname of participant/s.

On-site registrations must be paid cash.

Receipt of payment will be available at the Congress together with the certificate of attendance.

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


Abstracts for posters are accepted exclusively during online registration. Submitted abstracts will be discarded if the corresponding registration payments are not received within June 15.

The abstract should be submitted by the presenting author only. The abstract must be written in English, should not exceed 200 words and must be uploaded as a Word file (.docx). In the registration form you will find further indications for abstract editing.

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

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


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.

Social Dinner

Participants who wish to participate will be able to sign up for the social dinner during the registration procedure.
The dinner will be held on Tuesday September 19, 20.30 h, at Palazzo Fatta, Piazza Marina 19.
The cost is € 35. It can be paid together with the registration fee or separately.


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