Abstract Submission is now closed. For abstract enquiries, please send email to: iums17.abstract@mci-group.com

Guidelines for Submission


  • 15th International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology
  • 15th International Congress of Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology
  • 17th International Congress of Virology

The Organisers invite scientists, researchers, clinicians, post-doctoral fellow, PhD students, post-graduate and professionals in microbiology fields to submit their abstract for Oral and/or Poster Presentation to the IUMS 2017 Singapore.

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended:  28 February 2017, 2359hrs (GMT+8)

Abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted and will therefore not be considered for the programme or for publication.


Abstract Submission

  • All abstracts must be written in English.
  • Initials and abbreviations which are not in common use should be avoided unless they are essential.
  • Remember to check spelling and grammar carefully. If accepted, your submitted abstract text will be reproduced as submitted.
  • All submissions must represent completed work and not research where data is still pending.
  • Submission of an abstract does not constitute registration for the congress
  • Submission of an abstract implies the commitment that the presenting author will attend the meeting and the expectation that financial resources (e.g. registration fee, airfare, accommodation, transport etc.) to attend are available.
  • All presenters are advised to register online and make full payment upon the acceptance of their submission. By submitting an abstract:
  • You grant the Organising Committee permission to publish the abstract in electronic format.
  • You grant a non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the abstract worldwide in all forms, formats and media now known or as developed in the future, including print, electronic and digital forms. You will retain copyright of your abstract, in addition to the moral rights you are entitled to as author of the abstract.
  • You grant permission for the PDF of your presentation to be made available online to all congress delegates following the congress.


Presentation Type

  • Any abstract submitted will be considered for either
    1. Oral Presentation at the workshop sessions OR
    2. Poster Presentation
  • You should indicate your preferred Presentation Type during submission. However the decision on whether the abstract, if accepted, should be presented as Oral or Poster Presentation, will be at the sole discretion of the Scientific Program Committee.
  • Posters will be gathered, numbered and listed according to the Scientific Committee’s instructions.
  1. Oral Submission and Presentation format
    • Each oral presentation is allocated 15 minutes in total
    • A duration of 15-minute oral presentation includes question & answer segment
    • Presentation format: PowerPoint
  2. Poster Submission and Presentation Format
    • Selected posters may be invited to give an Oral Presentation
    • For selected posters invited to give an Oral Presentation, each speaker will be allocated to 15 minutes

To submit Oral or Poster Presentation, please indicate your preference when you submit your abstract through the online system.


Entry Qualifications

  • All relevant professionals with an interest in Microbiology Fields.


What is required? 

  • Indicate “IUMS 2017 Singapore – Your Name – Title of your Abstract” in the attachment title during online submission.


  • Authors will be informed about the selection from April 2017, and will receive all technical details and presentation instructions prior to the Congress.

Subject Areas

Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology Icon

Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology

Alternatives to antibiotics
Antimicrobial peptides
Antimicrobial resistance
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Aquatic Microbiology
Bacterial cell differentiation
Bacterial division and morphogenesis
Bacterial evolution and gene transfer
Bacterial metabolism
Bacterial nitrogen fixation
Bacterial respiratory infections
Bacterial Secretion and membranes biosynthesis
Bacterial structures
Biofilm and quorum sensing
Bioinformatics for analysis of Omics database
E. coli pathogenesis
Emerging pathogens
Environmental microbiology
Global regulation and signaling
Individual behavior of bacteria
Intracellular pathogens
Live vaccines
Metals and bacteria
Microbial Ecology
Microbial response and adaptation
Models of host-pathogens interactions
Multicellular behavior
Mycobacterium and tuberculosis
New antimicrobials
Omics technology for bacterial infections
Pathogens and infections
Persistent bacteria
Probiotic and Microbiome
Shigella pathogenesis
Structural Microbiology
Synthetic Microbiology
Systems Microbiology
Zoonotic bacteria

Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology Icon

Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology

Bioactive Microbial
Cell & Molecular Biology
Cell Biology and Evolution
Comparative Genomics
Emerging Pathogens
Environment and Biocontrol
Human Pathogens
Indoor Mycology
Industrial Eukaryote Microbiology
Molecular Medical Microbiology

Virology Icon


100 years of phage
Polymicrobial interactions
Gene hacking with CRISPr
One Health
Innate defense against viruses
Virus entry, fusion, assembly & budding
Virus discovery
Insect viruses
Viral diagnostics
Plant viruses
Viruses and Cancer
Viral vaccines
Antiviral immunity
Viral disease
Virus surveillance, epidemiology & Public Health
RNA protein interactions
Viral evolution & population genetics &
Viruses and microRNA
Viral taxonomy
Viral glycoproteins
Virus transmission
Influenza virus
Hepatitis viruses
Giant viruses
Small DNA viruses
Fungal viruses

Travel Grants

The organisers of IUMS2017 are pleased to extend travel grants to eligible candidates to encourage and provide greater opportunities for the microbiology community to participate at the congresses.

The following are the different type of travel grants you could apply: