ICOBM 2016


Universiti Sains Malaysia and King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

International Conference on Beneficial Microbes-2 (ICOBM-2)

Dear Delegates,

Let me begin by saying a huge welcome to all of our upcoming distinguished speakers, industrial members, and participants from various countries, in coming together to be a part of our event. The previous event was held on May 2014 in Penang, Malaysia and it was my pleasure and honor to host everyone then.

With over 220 participants from 24 countries attending ICOBM 2014, I am honored to host this event for the second time in the beautiful city of Phuket, Thailand. More importantly, it is an honor to be able to co-host this event with a very strong partner, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang. In addition, I am also grateful for all the support and assistance provided by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). I am sure this event will not be feasible without these two major partners. I hope that ICOBM-2 will achieve greater heights and success.

We have five major tracks that cover the most important aspects in the areas of beneficial microorganisms, namely Food Science & Technology, Nutrition and Nutraceuticals, Medical & Health, Agri- & Aquaculture, and Industrial Perspectives. Many distinguished speakers, all well repute in their respective research areas, will be delivering very interesting current perspectives in these tracks, and I believe their talks will benefit us all. It is my dream, that we foster much knowledge and idea exchanges during this event.

I would also like to highlight that this event gives huge emphases on the development of budding and talented young scientists, in hope that we can create new opportunities for better solutions to both national and international challenges. It is also important to appreciate young scientists for their contributions in science and creativity towards the generation of new ideas. To achieve these, we have created several Young Scientist Awards.

I would like to proudly welcome our industrial sponsoring partners, and to thank them for their continuous supports in our event. Some of our partners are also presenting their most current insights, from the views of the industries, in our special track of Industrial Perspectives. I would like to highlight that our event also gives emphasis to the roles of the industries, with strong principles that research and industry are interlinked.

A successful conference is the sum of many important elements. Therefore, in addition to all mentioned above, I believe this conference cannot be a success without the active participation from our participants. I hope all will participate and contribute fruitful discussions and networking during the event. Let’s make this a success together.

A huge WELCOME to all. Thank you.

Best Regards,


International Conference on Beneficial Microbes-2 (ICOBM-2)

Dear Delegates,
On behalf of the organizing committee, we are delighted to welcome both national and international delegates to the ICOBM 2016 in Phuket, Thailand from 31 May – 2 June 2016. This exciting forum is entirely dedicated to cover the most recent advances emerging from the extensive research and development in beneficial microorganisms and other related fields. Furthermore, the conference will provide opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and applications, to establish business or research relations, and to find global partners for future collaboration.

The organizing committee welcomes the participation and also the presentations for oral and posters, many of which will be of a very high quality. I believe the selection to be included in this event will be challenging and will involve some very careful decisions. The reviewing process will involve the participation of prominent scientists from all over the world. The organizers are grateful and would like to thank in advance, the authors for their enthusiasm and to all the reviewers for their painstaking work and their time in the evaluation process.

Finally, we hope this conference will prove to be an inspiring and truly transformative experience for you and we are looking forward to seeing you in Phuket, Thailand.

Sincerely yours