Clostridium XII – International conference on the genetics, physiology and biotechnology of solvent- and acid-forming Clostridia.
Date: 10-12 September 2012
Venue: The University of Nottingham
“The genus Clostridium contains a diverse set of organisms both pathogenic and nonpathogenic. The physiologic diversity of this Genus is quite remarkable and provides a broad view into sporulation, energetics, regeneration of reducing power and pathway switching from acid production to solvent production.”
“The clostridia belong to the avant-garde of biotechnologically important microbes. The recent development of a battery of tools for genetic manipulation paved the way for exploiting the enormous metabolic potential of this bacterial group, embracing biofuel production, lignocellulose conversion, and exciting new enzyme activities.“
“The respective transnational interest is reflected by the biannually held Clostridium conferences since 1990. The upcoming Clostridium 12 meeting will be next in this series. It will provide new findings to researchers from academia and industry and hopefully also attract young graduate students, just entering this fascinating field.“
For further information, programme and registration, visit the Clostridium XII website at: http://www.clostridia.net/clostridiumXII/index.html
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