Annual Conference 2018 – a view from Twitter

Posted on April 18, 2018   by Kaisa Berg

The Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018 took place in Birmingham April 10-13, and welcomed over 1,500 delegates from around the world. We’ve turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the Conference.

There were almost 500 posters on display this year, of impressive variety and high quality.





And the students participating in Antibiotics Unearthed impressed many delegates.



Flash poster presentations proved to be a popular addition to the sessions.



The Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum played an active part in the conference, with many members presenting posters, holding talks and co-chairing sessions.




An ECM Forum member who participated in the Annual Conference 2017 provided a reminder of the opportunities attending the Conference can offer.


This year, the five Prize Lectures and two Hot Topic Lectures proved to be very popular.








Several professional development sessions were also held, including sessions on EMBL-EBI resources, engaging in science policy, and a funders roundtable.


We even saw some science performed in the free crèche.


And launched a new pop up journal.


The social programme included a games and quiz night, and a Bavarian themed night that finished the Conference off in style.




A big thank you to everyone who attended and helped out at the Conference this year, we couldn’t have done it without you. We’ve already begun preparing for the Annual Conference 2019 in Belfast – hope to see you again there!