The International Society for Genomic and Evolutionary Microbiology (the society) is a scientific society committed to the development of post genomic research, publication and education in the context of better public health and the environment with a special emphasis on genomics, metagenomics, evolution and stratification of microbial traits, functions and systems. The society was registered in the Sardinian autonomous region of Europe in Sassari, in 2005 and is run by a board of members comprised of high profile scientists and academicians. Prof. Leonardo A. Sechi (University of Sassari, Italy) and Dr. Niyaz Ahmed (University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India) are the co-founders of the society and act in capacity of President and General Secretary, respectively.
Gut Pathogens publishes research on both biological and clinical aspects of the pathogens of the gut. Studies on commensals and functional microbiota of the gut, including probiotic bacteria should be essentially in the context of infection, immunity, treatment, control or epidemiology of the enteropathogenic bacteria and other pathogens of the gut including viruses and fungi. The journal also considers timely reports on the novel aspects of genomics, metagenomics, microbiota profiling and systems biology with reference to enteric infections and pathogen evolution or fitness traits such as the antimicrobial resistance.
The ISOGEM has been active for more than a decade now in the area of the evolutionary microbiology and genomics of enteric pathogens and those of the TB bacilli through its collaborative networks. Such linkages initially operated from among the research groups of the ISOGEM members and their respective institutions. Also, under the aegis of Gut Pathogens and the other professional societies such as the European Helicobacter and Microbiota Study Group (EHMSG), several formal and informal collaborative engagements, events and exchanges have taken place. ISOGEM has also been involved in an advisory capacity in the inception and progress of the most successful student exchange programs such as the Indo-German IRTG – Functional Molecular Infection Epidemiology (GRK1673) led by the society's general secretary, Prof. Niyaz Ahmed . Currently, the society’s main engagement is with the development and advisement of Gut Pathogens and the fostering of several of its planned collaborative networks and student exchange programs in the area of Life Sciences.
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