Anaerobe 2019 - a view from Twitter

Posted on June 20, 2019   by Kaisa Berg

This year's first Focused Meeting, Anaerobe 2019: Changing perceptions of anaerobic bacteria; from pathogen to the normal microbiota and back, took place at the Jurys Inn Cardiff, 13–14 June. We’ve turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the meeting.

Following the meeting open and welcome address from Professor Sheila Patrick (Queen's University Belfast), Professor Hannah Wexler (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) began session one with a tribute to Sydney Finegold.

Representatives from several different disciplines attended the meeting.

The Welsh Microbiological Association provided Twitter coverage of the meeting in Welsh.

Professor Eshwar Mahenthiralingam gave a talk on anaerobes in the cystic fibrosis lung.

The Chief Executive of the Microbiology Society, Peter Cotgreave, enjoyed the diverse exhibition of posters.

Professor Alan Walker (University of Aberdeen, Scotland) introduced day two of the meeting, with his chosen topic 'The microbiota: what is normal', by talking about ‘The life that lives on us.’

Dr Emma Barnard (Queens University, Belfast, UK) followed with a talk on 'The skin, P. acnes and phage.'

Organiser Trefor Morris (UK Anaerobe Reference Unit, Public Health Wales, UK) also made sure that some Welsh was heard during the meeting. 

Dr Jonathan Sutton (Betsi Cadwaladar University Health Board Bangor, UK) presented the clinical view on ‘Faecal transplants – pros, cons and legislation.’

Congratulations to Conor McGrath (Quadram Institute, UK), who won the poster prize sponsored by Microbiology with his poster 'Investigating Gut Microbiota-Host Interactions in a Microaerobic Environment.'

Thank you to the organisers and all the delegates who helped make the meeting a success. 

We hope you enjoyed the meeting!