Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organising Committee, we warmly welcome you to the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) 2017 Congress in Singapore from 17 to 21 July, 2017. This is the first time the IUMS Congress is being held in Asia outside Japan.

The IUMS 2017 Congress incorporates three major congresses: the 15th International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology, 15th International Congress of Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology and 17th International Congress of Virology. The congresses will deal with all aspects of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and is a platform for the exchange of knowledge and opinions of professionals from academia, industry, government and for fostering international collaborations. With that in mind, IUMS 2017 will be held concurrently in Singapore in a spirit of international sharing and to favour cross-discipline collaboration.

The knowledge and experience will be shared by attendees from academia, universities, clinical practice, industry and government, making this the largest, most comprehensive group of scientists at a single gathering with participation from across the globe.

I therefore take great pleasure in inviting your organisation to participate in IUMS 2017 as our valued sponsor, to showcase your products and demonstrate your technologies.

The congresses will highlight the future direction of Microbiology for the next decade and will provide excellent opportunities to foster scientific development. I believe that this is an unmatched occasion for the global microbiological community to engage with the members of commercial organisations. Such a meet is essential for the advancement of science globally, and for each organisation to present their value propositions to the international participants and reinforce their commitment to the Microbiological community. Please have a look at the various sponsorship opportunities described in this prospectus, and do not hesitate to contact our event organiser for further discussion.

We are excited about this meeting as well as the opportunities for scientific and social interactions with colleagues from the region and around the world. Join us in 2017, for an enlightening, informative and enriching experience. We look forward to welcoming you in Singapore!

Yours sincerely,

Lee Yuan Kun
A/Prof Lee Yuan Kun

President, International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS)
President, Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology (SSMB)
Justin Chu
Dr. Justin Chu

Local Organising Chairperson
Vice President, Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology (SSMB)