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5th Annual MetaSUB Conference

August 29, 2019 - August 31, 2019

Acıbadem University

İstanbul, Turkey

5th Annual MetaSUB Conference

The 5th Annual MetaSUB Conference convened on August 29th – 131th in Istanbul, Turkey. It was a combination of established and emerging scientists from several fields including genomics, bioinformatics, microbiology, engineering, and medicine, to share results of their work in the field of microbiome and metagenomics studies. A goal for this meeting was to expand the consortium and allow members to attend worldwide. Our gracious host for this year was Dr. Uğur Sezerman from Acibadem University.

Dr. Uğur Sezerman as featured on Habertürk

The meeting this year discussed the data from Global City Sampling Day 2016 and 2017, and plans for 2018 and 2019 samples. There was also discussion on plans for future analysis and papers, as well as grants and future goals for the consortium. During this conference the Executive Director Daniela Bezdan stepped down and introduced the new Executive Director Benjamin Young.