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December 19, 2019
Over 600 delegates attended the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) 2019 in November this year. The meeting, hosted by the Microbiology Society, was held in Edinburgh and provided a unique interface for delegates from diverse backgrounds, all with an interest in infection, to interact.
December 16, 2019
From 4-6 November 2019, Microbial Genomics (MGen) helped support Editor Jessica Kissinger to attend the 35th Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Protozoology and the 46th Annual Meeting on Basic Research in Chagas’ Disease in Caxambu, Brazil. She presented a roundtable talk, a poster, promoted the journal and awarded two poster prizes in the area of genomics on behalf of MGen. Here, she discusses her experience at this long-running meeting focused on eukaryotic micro-organisms.
November 25, 2019
The Federation of Infection Societies Conference 2019 (FIS 2019) took place at the EICC, Edinburgh, UK on 11–14 November. We've turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the conference.
November 13, 2019
On 31 July–2 August 2019, researchers from all over the world gathered in Newcastle for Designer Biology 2019 - the biannual conference of the Synthetic Biology community. As Microbiology Society Champions at the host institution for the event, Newcastle University, we were delighted to be part of the organising committee.
November 6, 2019
The Antimicrobial drug discovery from traditional and historical medicine Focused Meeting took place at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford on 29 October. This was a pilot meeting which aimed to bring together researchers from diverse fields of microbiology, chemistry, botany and the history of medicine, as well as industry contacts. It was hoped that the event would facilitate networking, collaboration and knowledge exchange through a series of flash talks and round-table discussions. Here we share some of the highlights from the final Focused Meeting of 2019 with a view from Twitter.
November 4, 2019
The penultimate Focused Meeting of 2019, Microbes in Medicine: A Century of Microbiology at Trinity College Dublin, took place in Dublin 24–25 October. We’ve turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the meeting.
October 28, 2019
On 26 September 2019, the Journal of General Virology (JGV) hosted a one day symposium at the University of Leeds. As well as supporting the Microbiology Society by carrying out editorial duties, Editors of JGV maintain active research laboratories. The symposium was an opportunity to showcase the breadth of virology research represented by the Journal as well as providing networking opportunities for virologists. Here, Microbiology Society Champion Lee Sherry discusses his experience of the day.
October 21, 2019
Whole genome sequencing has revolutionised many fields of study, not least microbiology. In a short time, its use in research has significantly improved our knowledge of bacteria and viruses. Earlier this year, Carmen Sheppard hosted a workshop on whole genome sequencing of Streptococcus pneumoniae in a public health reference laboratory. This meeting was supported by funding from the Microbiology Society.