Annual Conference 2017 – A view from Twitter
Posted on April 12, 2017 by Yufan Chen
The Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference 2017, which took place 3–6 April in Edinburgh, was our biggest event to date. After becoming fully booked weeks before it began, the four days saw over 1,800 delegates come through the doors and 600 posters on show – we managed to exceed our personal best that we set last year in Liverpool in 2016. Have a look at our Twitter summary of the best of this year’s Annual Conference.There were many great, innovative posters up around the main hall
And some lunchtime flash poster presentations really highlighted the excellent research taking place…
… Including our Antibiotics Unearthed students, who were very excited to talk to people about their research.
The Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum was very well represented, with many members giving talks, presenting posters, and some even co-chairing sessions.
There was so much fantastic science on offer, it was hard for some to decide what to go to.
Feeling slightly overwhelmed by #Microbio17 - spoilt for choice. I am currently hearing about LUCA from Nick Lane.— Cait MacPhee (@sciorama) April 3, 2017
Day 2 of #Microbio17. So many great sessions to choose from.... must learn to bilocate....— Tadhg O Croinin (@TadhgOCroinin) April 4, 2017
The Prize Lectures were very popular once again.
Enjoying the talk by Steve Busby on transcription factors, which are 'fearfully cunning' #Microbio17— Willem van Schaik (@WvSchaik) April 5, 2017
And we found out what most people thought about microbiome research in the panel discussion.
This year, we rolled out a specific professional development session, which was packed out for both days.
We brought pages from our upcoming microbiome colouring book to trial at Conference – who doesn’t love colouring?
Our sold-out social programme – the quiz night and ceilidh – were a great laugh.