Due to ongoing travel restrictions resulting from COVID-19, ISBA has been postponed until 2021. New dates and further information about refunds will be available in the coming weeks.



My Dear Colleagues –


It is with great pleasure that I invite you to attend the 2020 International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes (ISBA) - the 19th symposium in a long and distinguished tradition. As in previous years, we aim to bring together a broad cross section of this vibrant international scientific community.


We will be holding the conference at Victoria College in the University of Toronto; one of the top public universities in the world. U of T is located in the heart of Canada’s largest city within walking distance of the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario and other attractions. Toronto is known for its remarkable diversity, food, culture and entertainment – we encourage you to make the most of this visit and see something of the city itself.


On behalf of the International Organizing Committee, I hope to see you in Toronto!


Justin Nodwell













Plenary/Keynote speakers

Ariane Briegel

Leiden University

Marie Elliot

McMaster University


Kenji Ueda
Nihon University

Tiangang Liu

Wuhan University


Mark Buttner

John Innes Centre

Gerry Wright

McMaster University


Marnix Medema

Wageningen University

 Jörn Piel

ETH Zürich





June 21-25 2020

Victoria College, University of Toronto
91 Charles Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1K7

July 1, 2019 00:00 EDT to June 20, 2020 00:00 EDT
October 10, 2019 09:15 EDT to June 15, 2020 00:00 EDT
October 10, 2019 09:15 EDT to June 15, 2020 00:00 EDT
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