The 2024 International Conference on Bacteria and Global Health
January 17-21, 2024     Shenzhen, China


“Bacteria and Global Health” International Conference will be held in Shenzhen from January 17th to 21st, 2024. The conference will center around the theme of “Bacterial Research Promoting Global Health” and will include sessions such as protein secretion systems, pathogenicity and evolution of marine vibrios, clinical and public health challenges of multidrug-resistance pathogens, synthetic biology, and One Health. The conference has a great line-up of distinguished speakers.
Bacteria, although tiny, can have a significant impact on global health. Take marine vibrios for an example: they are among the most widely distributed bacteria in the ocean and play a crucial role in marine ecology, human health, and the aquaculture industry. Studies on vibrios have led to several ground-breaking basic science discoveries, such as quorum sensing and protein secretion systems. Among them, the type VI protein secretion system (T6SS) was discovered in Vibrio cholerae by the team led by Professor John Mekalanos at Harvard Medical School in 2006. These molecular machines within bacteria can serve as important functional modules for synthetic biology, offering the potential to transform pathogenic bacteria into beneficial ones and providing valuable tools for the development of innovative therapies against multidrug- resistant clinical pathogens.
This conference will bring together experts in the field of microbiology and public health from all over the world. The conference aims to facilitate the exchange of scientific ideas and discoveries, build collaborative research opportunities, and contribute to addressing global health issues pertinent to microbial research. This conference also seeks to promote interactions of scholars in the diverse fields of life sciences, medical sciences, and public health. We look forward to meeting you in Shenzhen.
The conference will be featured with four sessions: 
1. Vibrio Pathogenicity and Evolution
2. Clinical Challenges and Strategies for Treating Drug Resistance
3. Protein Secretion Systems and Molecular Machines
4. One Health and Emerging Technologies in Synthetic Biology


Host Organization
School of Life Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)

The Third People’s Hospital of Shenzhen (Second Affiliated Hospital of SUSTech)
National Clinical Research Center for Infectious Diseases
School of Medicine, SUSTech
School of Public Health and Emergency Management, SUSTech
College of Engineering, SUSTech
Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention
South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
mLife Journal
Shenzhen Biological Medicinepromotion Association

Scientific Committee
Honorary Chair
Mingjie Zhang, Songling Wang
Tao Dong, Maofu Liao, Liang Yang, Xiaohui Zhou, Haihua Liang, Xiaoxue Wang, Beile Gao, Qinghua Hu, Xiaolu Shi, Aixin Yan

Organizing Committee
General Chair
Tao Dong, Liang Yang
Guoliang Zhang, Xiaolu Shi, Xiaohui Zhou, Yanyan Li, Xiaoxue Wang, Jiuxin Qu, Haihua Liang, Yi Song, Ling Wang, Beile Gao, Yu Xia, Ling Jin, Wen Zhou, Ning Jia, Li Zhang, Yan Zhao, Yang Fu, Ying An



January 17-21, 2024


Conference Hall, 2/F, Convention Center, SUSTech

January 17th Check-in
January 18th Workshop
1. Discussion on Microbiology Education
2. Advancing Together with the Community: International Collaboration and Funding Application
3. Publishing High-Quality Papers at Early Career Stage: A Session with Editors

Opening Ceremony
Welcome Reception
January 19th Sessions I and II
January 20th Sessions III and IV
January 21st Departure



  • Dr. John Mekalanos, Harvard Medical School, NAS member
  • Dr. Matthew Waldor, Harvard Medical School, HHMI member
  • Dr. Jay (Jun) Zhu, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Stefan Pukatzki, City College of New York
  • Dr. Masato Suzuki, National Institute of Infectious Diseases (Japan)
  • Dr. Sang Sun Yoon, Yonsei University (Korea)
  • Dr. Aixin Yan, University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Xin Deng, City University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Ruibing Wang, University of Macau
  • Dr. Biao Kan, Chiese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Daniel Falush, Institute Pasteur Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Prof. Sarah Svensson, Institute Pasteur Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Prof. Bing Fu, City University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Biao Kan, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Beile Gao, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Qinghua Hu, Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Maofu Liao, Southern University of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Cheng-Cai Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Songying Ouyang, Fujian Normal University
  • Dr. Xiaoxue Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Yingfei Ma, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Guoliang Qian, Nanjing Agricultural University
  • Dr. Yinyue Deng, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Dr. Hongzhou Lu, The Third People’s Hospital of Shenzhen (Second Affiliated Hospital of SUSTech)
  • Dr. Yingxia Liu, The Third People’s Hospital of Shenzhen (Second Affiliated Hospital of SUSTech)
  • Dr. Guoliang Zhang, The Third People’s Hospital of Shenzhen (Second Affiliated Hospital of SUSTech)
  • Dr. Jing-Ren Zhang, Tsinghua University
  • Dr. Yuzhi Hong, Soochow University
  • Dr. Liang Tao, Westlake University
  • Dr. Yanyan Li, Southern University of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Yi Song, Southern University of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Shishen Du, Wuhan University
  • Dr. Ling Peng, Aix-Marseille University
  • Dr. Xinxing Yang, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Dr. Ling Jin, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Dr. Bo Pang , Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Hongwei Su, Zhejiang University

Abstract and Poster Submission

Both oral presentations and poster sessions are expected to be prepared in English and focused on unpublished data. When submitting a poster, please also submit a separate abstract. Oral presentations will be selected from the submitted applications. Additionally, there will be poster session. During the closing ceremony, awards will be presented for the best conference posters and authors. We sincerely welcome your submissions.

1.Abstract Submission Guideline
The abstract should be in English and not exceed 300 words. Please submit the abstract in Word format, including the title, authors, affiliations, addresses, email, and the main text.
. Title:Arial, 12 pt, uppercase.
. Author information: Times New Roman, 10 pt (If multiple authors, please underline the presenting author)
. Main text: Times New Roman, 12 pt.
. Save the file with the name "Abstract + Your Name + Affiliation".

Abstract submission deadline: January 5, 2024

Abstract Submission

2.Poster Submission Guideline
Poster should be in English and be relevant to the conference theme, including title, authors, affiliations, city, postal code, email, abstract, research goals, methods, results, and conclusions.

. Poster format: 120cm (height) * 90cm (width), Times New Roman. Line graphs and photos should be clear and attractive.
. Save the file with the name "Poster + Your Name + Affiliation".
In principle, the organizing committee will print the posters. Authors may also choose to print their own posters and bring to the venue, but the self-printed version should be consistent with the poster submitted to the organizing committee before the deadline.

Poster submission deadline: January 5, 2024

Poster Submission

Contact person: Ms Ying An
Tel: +86 0755-88018724
Email: any@sustech.edu.cn

Conference Registration and Payment

Online Registration after December 27 Domestic participants:
Student: CNY 1600/person
University representative: CNY 2000/person
Corporate representative: CNY 2400/person
verseas participants:
Student: USD 230/person
Postdoctoral fellow: USD 245/person
Professor: USD 290/person
Corporate representative: USD 340/person
Online Registration after December 27: Domestic participants:
Student: CNY 1800/person
University representative: CNY 2200/person
Corporate representative: CNY 2600/person
Overseas participants:
Student: USD 260/person
Postdoctoral fellow: USD 275/person
Professor: USD 320/person
Corporate representative: USD 370/person
(1) Student representatives refer to full-time undergraduate and graduate students, excluding postdoctoral fellows.
(2) Invited speakers, chairs, and faculty members of SUSTech, are exempt from registration fees after submitting their registration information.
(3) Registration fee include: (i) Conference materials; (ii) Lunch and dinner during the conference. Travel and accommodation expenses are not included.
(4) The availability of hotel rooms under the conference agreement is limited; kindly complete your registration promptly to secure your accommodation.
Payment Methods
Online payment (WeChat), Bank transfer, On-site credit card payment.
Cancellation Policy
Participants who have paid but cannot attend the conference due to unforeseen circumstances may apply for a refund via email to the conference organizers by December 30, 2023 to receive a full refund. Otherwise, no refunds will be issued.
Invoice Collection
Electronic invoices for registration fee will be sent to individual email addresses after the conference. For any inquiries, please contact dengjy3@mail.sustech.edu.cn.

Hotel Reservation and Transportation

Subway and taxi services serve as the primary means of public transportation in Shenzhen. The following hotels offer special conference rates through the conference hotel booking agreement:

Vienna 3 Hao Hotel
Room Rates:

Standard Queen Room: CNY 358/day (including breakfast for one)

Deluxe Queen Room: CNY 368/day (including breakfast for one)

Deluxe Twin Room: CNY 384/day (including double breakfast for two)

Contact Person: Manager Lei, 18194061779

Address: No. 1153 Xueyuan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China

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Vienna Haomian International Hotel
Room Rates:

Queen/Double Room: CNY 468/day (including breakfast)

Contact Person: Manager Lei, 18938096383

Address: Main Building, Zonghe Building, Liuxian Avenue East, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China

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Genpla Hotel
Room Rates:

Queen Room: CNY 600/day (including breakfast for one)

Double Room: CNY 698/day (including double breakfast for two)

Contact Person: Manager Fu, 18923459180

Address: No. 3333 Liuxian Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China

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Ya Yuan Tang Lang Hotel
Room Rates:

Delicate Room (No Window): CNY 245/day (including breakfast)

Deluxe Room (Single/Double): CNY 300/day (including breakfast)

Business Room (Single/Double): CNY 325/day (including breakfast)

Business Suite: CNY 400/day (including breakfast)

Contact Person: Manager Hu, 13380332025

Address: No. 1133-1 Xueyuan Avenue, Xili Town, Nanshan District, Shenzhen (opposite to SUSTech), China

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Conference Website Consultation

Ms. Yijing Xie
Tel: +86 0755-88018400
Email: xieyj@sustech.edu.cn

Registration & Sponsorship & Exhibitions

Ms. Jiaoying Deng
Tel: +86 13927488024
Email: dengjy3@mail.sustech.edu.cn

Abstract & Poster Submission

Ms. Ying An
Tel: +86 0755-88018724
Email: any@sustech.edu.cn

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