The Junior Scientists Microbiology Meeting of Marseille (JSM3) is a student association created in 2015 by a group of Ph.D. students at Aix Marseille University (AMU) working in research laboratories of the Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée (IMM- Mediterranean Institute of Microbiology) in Marseille (France).

The JSM3 evolved from an unfortunate observation : as phD student from IMM, we noticed that we barely knew the research projects of our colleagues at the same institution. Starting with this discussion, we aim to enhance the exchange between students from different microbiology laboratories, and thus create new scientific collaborations between the different Microbiology research units in Marseille.

To bring together all the microbiology young researchers of Marseille, and to allow Ph.D. students and post-docs candidates to share about microbiology and personal experience, the association is organizing every year a scientific meeting named after the association, the Junior Scientists Microbiology Meeting of Marseille. During two days, all the young researchers of the institute are invited to present their work with a short talk, or a poster presentation, to the microbiology community of Marseille, including researchers, engineers, students and teachers.

We are pleased to inform you that the third "Junior Scientists Microbiology Meeting of Marseille" (JSM3) will take place on the Joseph Aiguier Campus in the Grand Hall and Pierre Desnuelle Amphitheater on May, 18th and 19th 2017.

The aim of the meeting is to allow junior scientists (Ph. D. students, engineers and post-doctoral researchers) from the IMM to present their work and exchange in English with the rest of the institute by either :
- giving a 10 minute talk followed by 5 minutes of questions
- presenting a poster

Professor Martin Thanbichler, from  the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, will also give a seminar on the molecular mechanisms underlying the spatiotemporal organization of bacterial cells.
Obviously, the entire IMM members are invited to attend this meeting. To plan the meeting in the best conditions, free registration will be asked soon.

Junior engineers, Ph. D. students and post-doctoral researchers of the institute are invited to send their abstract at before February 20th.
All summaries shall not exceed 300 words, moreover to help us for abstracts reviewing, please follow the model send by email. Selection of oral and poster presentations will be done based on work progress and the distribution of session topics by the organization committee.

We will keep you informed of the opening of registration soon.

We are hoping that you will participate and look forward to this exciting meeting!

Important Dates :

February 20, 2017          Deadline abstract
Mid-March, 2017            Notification of acceptance for oral com.