DATE: 24 November 2012
VENUE: Main Theater, Paz Adriano Hall, Miriam College, Quezon City
The Philippine Network of Microbial Culture Collections, Inc. cordially
invites you to its 12th Annual Symposium and General Assembly. This
year’s symposium will focus on the theme “Linking Microbial Taxonomy to
Education and Industry”.
Microbial taxonomy is the process of
classifying microorganisms. Those with the same characteristics are put
together in the same group and are separated from others with different
The growing field of microbial taxonomy provides
several applications in education as well as in the industry. It allows
organizing and establishing vast amount of knowledge about
microorgan-isms, thus, serving as a filing system for microbiologists.
It is also important in research as it offers vast information about a
certain microorganism of interest. It is therefore vital in identifying
microorganisms essential in food, pharmaceutical and biotechnological
In this year’s symposium, we have invited speakers
who will discuss about how microbial taxonomy is linked to education and
industry. The taxonomy of different microorganisms such as bacteria,
fungi and archaea will also be presented and discussed. It is hoped that
through this symposium, many researchers will find better appreciation
for the field of microbial taxonomy.