Wednesday, 12 December 2012 19:29

Functional Metagenomics Conference

The International Society for Functional Metagenomics is pleased to announce the second conference on


to be held near Pretoria, South Africa in June 2013.



2nd June 2013 to 5th June 2013


  • Scheduled arrivals, Sunday 2nd June, am.
  • Welcome and Plenary Lecture, evening of Sunday 2nd June
  • Lecture Program; Monday 3rd - Wednesday 5th am.
  • Departures: Wednesday 5th pm.

Travel: Most of the world’s major airlines have regular scheduled flights to Johannesburg’s modern O.R. Thambo International Airport.

: Zebra Lodge, Limpopo is sited about 80km north of Johannesburg’s O.R. Thambo Airport in spectacular African thornveld.
The meeting will offer an all-inclusive package (airport transfers, registration fees, 3 night’s accommodation, all meals, gala dinner, internet, some beverages and a ‘Big 5’ game drive)


Scientific Content:
This meeting aims to bring together the leading researchers in the field of ‘functional genomics’.  The program will include the latest technical and theoretical developments in the fields of metatransciptomics and metagenomic gene discovery, with clinical, industrial, and environmental applications.

Other activities:
For conference registrants wishing to arrive early or stay longer, we can provide contact details for the conference venue and travel agents who can assist with other tourist activities.

: The meeting will be hosted by the University of Pretoria and organised by a local organising committee chaired by Professor Don Cowan, Director of the Centre for Microbial Ecology and Genomics.  For further information and expressions of interest, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on the International Society for Functional Metagenomics, please contact Professor Trevor Charles                  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Registrations will open in February 2013

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