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On behalf of the organizing committee, it is a great honor to invite you to attend the 12th International Symposium on the Genetics of Industrial Microorganisms (GIM-2013) taking place on June 23-28, 2013, in Cancun QR, México. The goal of the summit is to provide a forum for critical discussion on topics of major and current interest in the genetic manipulation and exploitation of industrial microorganisms.

Abundant Networking Opportunities

will offer topics of major current interest in the genetic manipulation and exploitation of industrial microorganisms. These topics will be highlighted by academy and industry leaders who will present their research findings in plenary lectures and symposia. In addition, there will be numerous sessions, as well as poster sessions, to discuss developments in a smaller setting. Attendees of GIM-2013 will have a valuable opportunity to meet the major players in industrial biotechnology, to gain insights into future opportunities, and to develop valuable networks. Meet and greet your colleagues during interactive discussions during the breaks.

Together with the Scientific Advisory Board, they will undertake the difficult job of carefully evaluating the submitted papers, considering the merits of each through detailed reviews and discussions, and selecting a technical program of the highest quality.

The program of the upcoming 12th GIM-International Symposium promises to be very interesting for both academic and industrial scientists who are working in the field of genetics of industrial microorganisms and technology and other related areas. It will offer complete updates on recent developments and present the latest results presented through 10 remarkable symposiums and 5 plenary lecturers.

Who Should Attend:

The symposium will take place at the Cancun Convention Center, a modern, versatile and functional venue equipped with cutting-edge technology, located in the heart of the Cancun Hotel zone. Cancun is a city nested in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean with an infinite variety of attractions and adventure, cultural and nature-oriented activities. There are theme parks, archaeological sites, water and extreme sports, and, of course, shopping—offering competitive prices and renowned international brands.

Cancun has excellent air connections with 200 direct flights per day in the high season and 80 in the low season. There are nearly 27,000 hotel rooms at Hotels of which 68% are rated in the five-star or deluxe category.

Our visitors will enjoy the benefits of this great destination's intense development, top quality services and the natural wonders that have remained intact since the times of the ancient Maya: the turquoise-blue sea, dense tropical jungle and a rich cultural heritage.

Please consider the option of bringing your families, as we are planning to offer attractive hosting options and social distractions.

In order for more people to be informed about this meeting, I would appreciate your help in forwarding this first announcement to your colleagues, students and friends whom you consider may be interested in this international symposium.

Social Events

We have planned several social activities during the meeting.

Bring your family!!!

Sergio Sánchez
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, UNAM,
D.F. México

Scientific Advisory Board

Romina Rodríguez
Beatriz Ruiz

Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, UNAM,
D.F. México

Local Organizer Committee

Adelfo Escalante
Instituto de Biotecnología, UNAM
Cuernavaca Mor, México

Amelia Farrés
Facultad de Química, UNAM,
D.F. México

Armando Mejía
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana,
D.F. México

Elizabeth Langley
Instituto Nacional de Cancerología,
D.F., México

Luis B. Flores
CINVESTAV, Instituto Politécnico Nacional,
D.F. México

Sara Solís
Instituto Tecnológico de Mérida,
Mérida Yucatán, México

International Organizer Members

Stefano Donadio
KtedoGen srl.,
Milano, Italy

Sang-Ki Rhee
Soon Chun Hyang (SCH) University
Chungnam, Korea

GIM International Committee

Stefano Donadio. Italy

Sergio Sanchez. Mexico

Tadayuki Imanaka. Japan

Yair Aharonowitz. Israel
Richard Baltz. USA
Jose Luis Barredo. Italy
Joan Bennett. USA
Mervyn Bibb. UK
Roel Bovenberg. Netherlands
Carton W. Chen. Taiwan
Gerald Cohen. Israel
Eric Cundliffe. UK
Zixin Deng. China
Julian E. Davies. Canada
Daslav Hranueli. Hungary
Ian G. Macreadie. Australia
Juan F. Martin. Spain
Hilde Schrempf. Germany
Jaroslav Spizek. Czech Republic

Marija Alacevic. Croatia
Teruhiko Beppu. Japan
Arnold L. Demain. USA
Keith Chater. UK
David A. Hopwood.UK
Ralf Hutter. Switzerland
Susan Jensen. Canada
David T. Jones. New Zealand
Akira Kimura. Japan
Giancarlo Lancini. Italy
Kye Joon Lee. Korea
Guoping Zhao. China