The overarching goal of this symposium is to advance and promote microbial ecology research and its applications in South Asia engaging senior and early-career researchers.
Specific objectives include:
(i) To share recent advances in microbial ecology in South Asia and develop its potential.
(ii) To promote early career researchers and students in the region and enhance their research capability.
(iii) To propagate microbial ecology/environmental microbiology/allied disciplines in the region.
(iv) To accelerate a microbial ecology network and its publicity in South Asia and adjoining regions.