The 2014 ISPB meeting was held from Monday 27th October - Saturday 1st November at the Sea Temple Spa and Resort, Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia.
We are delighted so many delegates from all over the world attended Plasmid Biology ‘14 held at The Sea Temple Spa and Resort in the tropical paradise of Palm Cove in North Queensland, Australia. The conference is the biennial International Symposium of the International Society for Plasmid Biology and other Mobile Genetic Elements (ISPB). Meeting topics covered all areas relating to plasmids and mobile genetic elements (MGEs), such as replication and maintenance, transfer, genomics and bioinformatics, systems and synthetic biology, biotechnology, ecology and evolution, including the nature, roles and significance of plasmids and other MGEs in bacterial pathogenesis and antibiotic resistance in medical and veterinary contexts.
Julian Rood & Neville Firth
On behalf of the Local Organising and ISPB Committees