Dear Dr. Jonathan A Eisen,
The purpose of this letter is to invite you to be as a Speaker for the upcoming 6th
International Conference & Expo on Proteomics during March 29–31, 2016 Atlanta, USA.
The aim to deliver a global platform to share knowledge and expertise with the scientific
community on the advancements in the field of Proteomics. The conference anticipates
leading worldwide researchers, scientists, academic scientists, industry researchers, scholars,
decision makers and other professionals from across the globe.
The theme of the conference is Revealing The Novel Innovation of Life Science, To Meet
1. Personal interaction with the Organizing Committee Members, Keynote speakers and other
eminent personalities for our future course of work.
2. Opportunity to conduct workshop/symposium with your team and colleagues based on your
Some confirmed speakers for World Proteomics 2016:
Steven Pelech, President of Kinexus Bioinformatics Corp, Canada.
Krishna Dronamraju, President of Foundation for Genetic Research, USA.
Desmond Fitzgerald, Vice-President for Health Affairs, UCD, Ireland.
Laszlo Takacs, CEO of Biosystems International Kft, Hungary.
Cheorl-Ho Kim, Director, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea.
Sixue Chen, Director of Proteomics, University of Florida, USA.
Jochen Schwenk, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
S.K. Jain, Head of Biochemistry, Hamdard University, India.
Raju Ravikumar, Professor, NIMHANS University, India.
Kian Kani, University of Southern California, USA
Ahmed Aldarmahi, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia.
For more details please visit http://www.proteomicsconference.com/america/
In closing, we would be pleased and honored if you would consent to be speaker at the World
Proteomics 2016 Conference.
I look forward to receiving your reply
Please feel free to contact us for further details on the conference.
Mark Henry Jane
5716 Corsa Ave, Suite110
Westlake, Los Angeles
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Today in SPAMMY confereonce invitations
My personal best SPAM conference invite yet …
Wow — just got an email invitation to one of those SPAMMY conferences. I quote the beginning below with the key part highlighted. There really is nothing else to say.
Dear Dr. Jonathan Eisen ,
On behalf of the organizing committee, we cordially invite you to propose a Speech as the Session Chair on your recent drug discovery project in the field of Benjamin Franklin Award Presentation for the Session 803: Database, Data Integration, Knowledge Management and Informatics Platform for Drug R & D of the Stream 8: Bio-IT and Data Management in Drug Discovery at the 12th Annual Congress of International Drug Discovery Science & Technology (IDDST-2014) with the theme “Shaping the Bright Future of Drug Discovery”, which will be held during November 21-23, 2014, Suzhou, China. Your prompt reply with a speech proposal will be highly appreciated! With your support, we hope to make this year event different from any others.
Sign of the apocalypse? Science conference SPAM hybridizes w/ Nigerian advanced fee SPAM.
Normally I do not share SPAM emails. But I have posted occasionally about Journal SPAM and Conference SPAM. So what do I do here. I just received an email that appears to be a hybrid between Conference SPAM and Nigerian advanced fee SPAM. OMG. The merging of two SPAM systems. Too bad the Conference is not about viagra – though since it is about Metagenomics perhaps it somehow got flagged due to studies of the penis or vagina microbiome? In this case I just had to post …
Dear Honored Sir or Madam,
As a branded Conference of Nigeria Congresses LLC, “Your Think Tank”, NCM continues to expand with magnificent scientific and social programs to maximize your network in a free communication meeting environment.
The 3rd Nigerian Congress of Metagenomics is initiated for filling the gap between Eastern and West World for metagenomic professionals of free information exchange. In the past decade, NCM has attracted more than 5,000 enthusiastic speakers to communicate on the R & D advances in different therapeutic fields, which have generated great impact on the Chinese Bio/pharmaceutical development, enhanced Research and Development outsourcing, helped regional liaison of big pharma seeking partnership and searching talents, created a lot of opportunities for face-to-face network for multilateral collaboration by sharing both scientific and technological breakthroughs and speed up the process of many challenging drug discovery projects.
Warri is a major oil city in Delta State, Nigeria, with a population of over 300,000 people. We look forward to seeing you in Warri for a stimulating and enjoyable conference. Kindest regards,
Elsevier: bringing us conference SPAM and also empty privacy policies (literally and figuratively)
Just got an announcement for a meeting from Elsevier that I have absolutely no potential connection too. It is yet another example of Science Conference Spam. Not really shocking to get it from Elsevier to be honest. But one part of the email struck me. This was the end of the message which I post below:
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We obtained your name and email address from ISI Thomson Scientific, 3501 Market street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA. If you wish to be removed from the ISI Thomson Scientific mailing lists, please click here ISI Thomson Scientific.
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. http://www.elsevier.com. registered office: Radarweg 29, 1043 NX Amsterdam, The Netherlands, under number 33156677, VAT number 002967455B65. All rights reserved.
I can guess what it says but fortunately for those like me that don’t read Dutch, Google offers to translate. So I clicked on that offer just to be sure: “Page not found.” Great policy. Maybe I am supposed to pay to access it? I note – I have not posted the actual original link in the email because it has what appears to be some tracking information embedded in it. This I guess is what one could call an empty promise of privacy?
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I don’t know about you but I am not feeling too comforted by this policy. For comparison here are some links to privacy policies of other science publishers:
- Science/AAAS | Science Magazine: About the Journal: Privacy/Legal
- BioMed Central | Privacy
Hard to tell if this is a SPAM conference or not "4th Intntl. Science in Society Conference"
Hard to tell if this is email I just got is about a SPAM Conference or not.
On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, I would like to inform you of the:
FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE IN SOCIETY
University of California, Berkeley, USA
17 – 19 November 2012
This conference addresses the social impacts, values, pedagogies, politics and economics of science. It is an inclusive forum that welcomes a breadth of perspectives on science from practitioners, teachers and researchers representing a wide range of academic disciplines.
The Science in Society Conference is held annually in different locations around the world. The Inaugural Science in Society Conference was held at the University of Cambridge United Kingdom, in 2009. The Conference was held at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain in 2010; and the Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA in 2011.
In addition to Plenary Presentations from leading speakers in the field, the Science in Society Conference includes parallel presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters submit their written papers for publication in the peer refereed “International Journal of Science in Society”. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in the journal as well as the option of uploading a video presentation to our YouTube channel.
The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 21 February 2012. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found at the conference website: http://science-society.com/conference-2012/ .
We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Berkeley, USA in August.
YASSP (Yet another SPAMMY science publisher)
Just got an email from YAP (yet another publisher) recruiting articles for new journals. These ones seem just about as SPAMMY as some of the other recent ones to come out. Uggh. Double uggh. Email is posted below:
SPAM conference anyone
Just got this email. Could be a real conference but am sick of getting SPAM advertising it. I note – the emails look a lot like the ones I get from Bentham publishers. I wonder if they are working together or just use the same email service?
More science conference spam
Got this invitation a minute ago:
Dear Dr.Jonathan Eisen,
I am Monica Fu from the organizing committee of the 4thAnnual World Congress of Vaccine. Cordially, we invite you to give an oral presentation at Session 418: Japanese Encephalitis, Junin, Hendra and Nipah Vaccines about your recent work. In order that you can learn the conference details and scientific program quickly, I am pleased to send you a conference brochure in the attachment. You are appreciated to reply me with a speech title to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certainly, if you have any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Ms. Monica Fu
Organizing Committee of WCV-2012
Only a minor complication. Never worked on anything related to this. Ahh – I love science conference spam.
Umm – thanks for the invitation but, umm – not going to go to this meeting
Wow. I get a lot of what one could call “Conference SPAM” with invitations to meetings that seem like nothing more than feedlots. But this one really takes the cake:
Dear Dr. Eisen JA.
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the EPS Montreal International Gene Conference to be held November 3-4, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The conference will provide a forum for researchers in Genetics and Genomics to present cutting edge research and learn about the latest breakthroughs and technologies.
We would like to welcome you to our Conference as our valuable speaker and present your recent work and ideas of Environmental shotgun sequencing: its potential and challenges for studying the hidden world of microbes. that were published in PLoS Biol.. Please visit our website at http://www.epsglobal.ca and http://www.epswordlink.com for program details.
Montreal International Gene Conference is organized by EPS Global Medical development Inc. Professor Massaro, the editor-in-chief of the journal Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics (CBB) will be present at this event and call for submission of papers in this field. All of the papers presented in the conference may have a chance to be published in a special issue of Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics (CBB).
EPS Global Medical Development Inc. is a Canada-based biomedical consultant agency that promotes continuing academic education, knowledge transfer and scientific exchange through life sciences-oriented conferences. We are delighted to host the EPS Montreal International Gene Conference in Montreal in order to foster and promote excellence in Genetics and Genomics through education and research, and to provide leadership in promoting development of evidence-based clinical genetics and genomics as well as the basic research that supports these clinical advances.
We look forward to meeting you in Montreal and wish you all an enjoyable time.
Yao Lu, MD, PhD
Executive Chair of Montreal International Gene Conference 2011
President of EPS Global Medical Development Inc.
They are inviting me to present about a “recent” commentary paper I published in 2007. Umm – no thanks.