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Water Microbiology

12th – 15th February 2018

We are pleased to announce the first Zing Conference on Water Microbiology will take place in February 2018 in San Diego

A full synopsis providing full details of the scope and range of topics covered by the meeting will be added shortly, but the intended areas which will be addressed are

  • Sources and reservoirs of micro-organisms
  • Epidemiology and Exposure
  • Recent and Emerging Pathogens
  • Sampling and methods of sample analysis
  • Management and control of water systems

Conference Sponsors



Talk Consideration Deadline: 12th November 2017……..Poster Submission Deadline: 12th December 2017

We will not process any abstract submissions from people who are not already registered for the conference. Please register before submitting your abstract. You do not need to pay any fees in order to Register for the conference

For general abstract information or to download a copy of our abstract template please use the link below.

If you have already registered for this conference and now wish to submit your abstract or send a revised version, you can either Sign In to your account and add the abstract or Submit Your Abstract directly to us using the links below.

We will not process any abstract submissions from people who are not registered for the conference. Please ensure you are registered before submitting your abstract. You do not need to pay any fees in order to Register for the conference

The Conference Chairs


James Walker
Public Health England

James Walker is the Scientific leader in water microbiology and decontamination at Public Health England (PHE) Porton. He leads research projects for PHE and is interested in the development of rapid detection technologies…Read more


Samuel Collins
Public Health England

Dr Samuel Collins completed a PhD at the University of Southampton studying bacterial biofilm formation and 3-dimensional structure. His first postdoctoral position was undertaken at the Environmental Health Care Unit at…Read more

The Venue

Ranch Bernardo Inn
San Diego. USA.



12th – 15th February 2018

Located in Rancho Bernardo, this 287-room, 4-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa providing an idyllic location to serve as a conference host.

All of Rancho Bernardo Inn rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Delegates can expect to find free WiFi, bathrooms offering hair dryers and designer toiletries, free bottled water and safes. The bar area provides the perfect setting to continue networking over a drink in relaxed surroundings at the end of the day.

Venue Rating****

Nearest Airport – San Diego Int’l

Airport Transfers – TBA

Plenary, Invited & Contributing Speakers

Plenary & Invited Speakers will be added here upon confirmation of attendance.

Contributing speakers will be selected from the abstracts submitted and listed here upon accepting a position on the talk schedule.

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

A provisional copy of the conference programme showing the proposed schedule outline can be viewed using the above link. Once a draft programme showing the individual speaker allocation is available it will be added here.

Conference Fees

Information regarding the fees payable to attend this conference will be added here once confirmed.


To register your interest and to be kept updated as details regarding this conference are added, please complete the short form below.

Initial Interest – Water Microbiology Conference 2018



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