'Functional Metagenomics International' was formed in 2011 and consists of a growing number of researchers around the globe, sharing the interest in studying environmental metagenomes based on encoded functions and to develop efficient tools to exploit these using function-based approaches (biodiscovery/bioprospecting).

The conference

The Functional Metagenomics 2016 conference taking place in Inderøy, Norway, on September 25-28, 2016 is the 2nd open conference of 'Functional Metagenomics International', and aims at bringing together interested researchers working in the field of Functional Metagenomics for three intense days of scientific presentations, as well as vivid discussions leading to exchange of knowledge and latest research results, in the inspiring surrounding of Mid-Norwegian nature.

The growing list of world leading researchers within the field among the already confirmed participants and members of the International Scientific Organizing Committee will ensure high quality scientific discussions. The informal setting and small format of the conference will allow in depth discussions both in the plenum, in extended breaks and at social functions. The nature of the meeting location will also help to support interactions and discussions.

The program (for details see "Program" section) is organized topic-wise and will include joint social functions and dinners for all participants, for further fruitful interactions.