Symbiosis plays a very important role in the origin, organization and evolution of life. We live in a symbiotic world, and one of the key characteristics of the biological systems is to establish associations and connections with other organisms. In this sense, evolutionary changes can be explained by an integrated and synergistic cooperation between organisms resulting in the acquisition of characteristics inherent to the ecosystems where they are established and develop. The wealth of data produced with new sequencing technologies highlights that a complex microbiota constitutes the largest living component of most environments supporting the hypothesis for its key role in symbiogenesis. In this context, the human body is no exception. The microorganisms colonizing the skin, gut, oral cavity, urogenital tract, encoding 100-folds more unique genes than the human genome, participate to many metabolic functions, improve the adsorption of nutrients, guide the maturation of the immune system and protect the host against potentially harmful pathogens...
Application deadline: 15 March 2015
Please be aware that application is not the same as registration. Registration will open only for accepted applicants, who will be notified 6-10 weeks prior the conference.
Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant.
Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form. Moreover, contributed talks and posters are accepted too, in order to do so please use the application form mentioned above.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is accepting applications for financial support to attend and travel to a variety of international life science conferences. AAAS is supporting the airfare, lodging, registration fees for Pakistani scientists affiliated with Pakistani institutions who could significantly benefit from attending the conference. Visas for travel to countries hosting the conferences will be required.
To apply for those grants please click here.