Plasmid Biology 2021

29th August-3rd September 2021, Toulouse, France

Dedicated web site:

Local organizers:  François CornetIsabelle Saves and Jean-Yves Bouet

Toulouse City Hall

Scientific Committee:

Daniela Barilla (University of York, UK)

Jean-Yves Bouet (CNRS, University of Toulouse, France)

François Cornet (CNRS, University of Toulouse, France)

Fernando de la Cruz (University of Cantabria, Spain)

Didier Mazel (Pasteur Institute,

Entrance of the University building in which the conference is held


Marie-Cécile Ploy (University of Limoges, France)

Bursaries from ISPB

Keynote lecture by Eric Cascales (LISM, Marseille, France) 

Closing session by Barbara Funnell (Univ. of Toronto, Canada), president of ISPB

Conference auditorium

Invited Speakers:

Vicki Adams: Monash University, Australia

Orsolya Barabas: EMBL, Germany

Vincent Burrus: University of Sherbrooke, Canada

Daniela Centron: University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Xavier Charpentier: Université de Lyon, France

Elisabeth Grohmann: University of Fribourg, Germany

Bernard Hallet: University of Louvain, Belgium

Igor Konieczny: University of Gdansk, Poland

Christian Lesterlin: Institut de biologie et chimie des protéines, Lyon, France

Matxalen Llosa: University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain

Alvaro San Millan: Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain

Hideaki Nojiri: University of Tokyo, Japan

Eduardo Rocha: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Kornelia Smalla: Institut Julius-Kuehn, Germany

Christoph Tang: Oxford University, UK

Eva Top: University of Idaho, USA

Meeting topics will cover areas relating to plasmids and mobile genetic elements (MGEs), including replication and maintenance, horizontal transfer, genomics and systems biology, synthetic biology, industrial, agricultural and medical biotechnology, evolution, ecology, epidemiology, and the role of plasmids/MGEs in bacterial pathogenesis.

Additional oral presentations will be selected from abstracts. Full details of the Program, Registration, Abstract submission and information about Accommodation are now available at the dedicated conference website.