How Dead is Dead Conference IV

21-22 May 2015 in Dübendorf/Zurich, Switzerland

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Welcome Note

Dr. Frederik Hammes

It is my pleasure to invite you to the 4th biennial “How Dead is Dead?” conference, to be hosted at Eawag – the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. HDID2015 will follow the fantastic tradition of this single-track conference by including invited keynote presentations and selected platform and poster presentations. In addition, HDID2015 offers both formal and informal opportunities for exciting, robust and challenging exchanges of ideas and opinions. We aim for a multi-disciplinary program, spanning from basic research to applications. The overarching topic for this round is: survival of the smartest, fittest, luckiest or most versatile bacteria. This topic was selected for the purposes of delving deeper into the mechanisms involved in bacterial survival and eventual proliferation under a variety of stress conditions, implications for research and industry alike, and the ways and means to test and understand these phenomena.

I am looking forward to welcoming you to Zurich!

Dr. Frederik Hammes
Conference Chair