Cell–Cell Communication in Bacteria: Fundamental and Applied Aspects – a view from Twitter
Posted on July 7, 2022 by Charlotte Hartley
On 28–30 June 2022, the Society hosted the third Focused Meeting of the year, Cell–Cell Communication in Bacteria: Fundamental and Applied Aspects at Robinson College in Cambridge, UK. In this blog post, we turn to Twitter to look back at some of the highlights of #Cell2CellBacteria22.
With a programme designed to bring together researchers working on all aspects of bacterial cell–cell communication, we were looking forward to welcoming an impressive lineup of established, international leaders in the field, as well as showcasing the work of early career researchers.
Welcome to #Cell2CellBacteria22, bringing together researchers working on all aspects of bacterial cell–cell communication in the historic city of Cambridge, UK! Registration opens at 13:00 BST in the Auditorium Suite at Robinson College. pic.twitter.com/uOruNAj5OU— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) June 28, 2022
It was great to see that our delegates were just as excited as us!
Off to #Cell2CellBacteria22 in Cambridge, England. My first conference since 2019!— Ajai Dandekar (@ajai_dandekar) June 27, 2022
I am thrilled to be back at @Cambridge_Uni where my research started 6 years ago! If you are in the #Cell2CellBacteria22 conference come to say hi to us from @IngmerLab! Check our research at https://t.co/AhSfOYESMa https://t.co/Glw3f1NM4H— Stephanie Fulaz, PhD (@Stefulaz) June 27, 2022
My first in-person conference!! Excited to learn more about quorum sending and to present my own work on how quorum sensing influences Barnesiella sp and Muribaculum sp👩🔬#cell2cellbacteria22 pic.twitter.com/62fGsNOzbh— Ana Matias (@a_m_matias) June 29, 2022
Setting off tomorrow for #Cell2CellBacteria22 in Cambridge. See y'all there!— Steve Diggle 🔬🦠🧫🧬 (@DiggleLab) June 25, 2022
As were our sponsors.
Elena and Selvi are at the Cell–Cell Communication in Bacteria: Fundamental and Applied Aspects conference from today until Thursday at Robinson College in Cambridge. @MicrobioSoc #cell2cellbacteria22 pic.twitter.com/06bCsrirJP— Novogene Europe (@Novogene_Europe) June 28, 2022
We're proud to be sponsoring Helen Blackwell’s lecture 'Chemical approaches to intercept quorum sensing in #bacteria' at the @MicrobioSoc #Cell2CellBacteria22 conference today. Visit the NBIC team at Robinson college @Cambridge_Uni until 30 June👋#Cell2CellBacteria #biofilms pic.twitter.com/yOxptJ014V— National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) (@ukbiofilms) June 29, 2022
Our speakers, poster presenters and delegates took to Twitter to share their journeys with us. People travelled to Cambridge, UK from far and wide – some by air, others by bicycle…
On my way to Cambdrige for the #Cell2CellBacteria22 @MicrobioSoc from Spain. Can't wait to actualize my knowdlege about QS while doing some networking. And as a bonus, to meet some beloved friends from @UoN_BDI See you soon! pic.twitter.com/HpCVXSQFvv— ELENA JORDANA LLUCH (@elejordana) June 28, 2022
Loving the city of bicycles! Cycling in #Cambridge to sign books at @heffersbookshop 📚💚— Dr. Cassandra Quave🌿⚕️ (@QuaveEthnobot) June 28, 2022
Thanks to the @GonvilleHotel for the bicycle 🚲 #books #authorlife #ThePlantHunter #booksigning @MicrobioSoc pic.twitter.com/oMzgvLuR6B
Before the meeting’s opening session on 28 June 2022, invited speaker Cassandra Quave held a book signing session at Heffers Bookshop, where she gave away free, signed copies of ‘The Plant Hunter’.
Later on, organising committee member Martin Welch hosted a walking tour of Cambridge, where our delegates explored the city’s historical attractions and famous university buildings along the River Cam.
E. Peter Greenberg opened the Focused Meeting with a keynote lecture on ‘Acyl-homoserine lactone quorum sensing and bacterial communication and cooperation: looking back and looking forward’:
#Cell2CellBacteria22 begins in 15 minutes with a welcome address from organising committee member Martin Welch, followed by a keynote lecture by E. Peter Greenberg all about acyl-homoserine #QuorumSensing. Read the full abstract: https://t.co/6ncejJOPoM pic.twitter.com/mectRZzw8x— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) June 28, 2022
Scientific sessions at #Cell2CellBacteria22 included longer invited talks from international experts in the field, as well as shorter offered oral and flash poster presentations.
Pleasure to present my flash talk on how we’re using #compchem to study interactions that facilitate molecular motion through the mucoid #pseudomonas #biofilm EPS at the #cell2cellbacteria22 conference @MicrobioSoc - come see poster #35 for more info + any questions 💻 🧪 ⚛️— Oliver Hills (@ojh_compchem) June 29, 2022
I am officially back to presenting in person. Wonderful to be exchanging ideas and getting excited about science with all my pals at #cell2cellbacteria22 thanks @ajai_dandekar for taking then pic. pic.twitter.com/vdOsh9dNUW— Dr. Josephine Chandler (@ChandlerLab) June 30, 2022
Thanks so much to the @MicrobioSoc #cell2cellbacteria22 organizers for inviting me to speak about #QuaveLab research on anti virulence #naturalproducts from #medicinalplants 💚 #quorumsensing #Cambridge #mrsa pic.twitter.com/7EprCz8GpQ— Dr. Cassandra Quave🌿⚕️ (@QuaveEthnobot) June 30, 2022
Giving early career microbiologists a chance to engage with other researchers was a real highlight of the Focused Meeting!
On Wednesday 29 June, we held an evening poster session. The dining hall was filled with delegates browsing the impactful new research on display and networking with others.
We have started the second poster session of #Cell2CellBacteria22. Please head to the dining hall to view the posters and learn about the latest exciting research in bacterial cell communication! pic.twitter.com/yhf4lbiMuZ— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) June 29, 2022
What a great opportunity to give a flash talk about my project at #cell2cellbacteria22 this afternoon! Hopefully it spiked some interest on the topic of #t6ss 🧫 @MicrobioSoc @Cambridge_Uni— Rita Ramalhete (@ritaramalhete) June 29, 2022
Awkwardly standing by my poster, but truly inspired by everyone who came by to chat! pic.twitter.com/HDiYTzeQvG
Great Congress presenting my first results of my PhD!! It was amazing to meet lovely people and talking/learning about Microbiology and science all day! @MicrobioSoc #cell2cellbacteria22 #klebsiellapneumoniae #quorumsensing pic.twitter.com/nfuSSH1y69— Sergio (@sergiosilbea) June 30, 2022
Our founding journal, Microbiology, sponsored three poster prizes. Congratulations to our well-deserving winners: Cheyenne Loo, Garance Coquant and Shaked Uzi!
Congrats to the #Cell2CellBacteria22 poster prize winners: Cheyenne Loo, Garance Coquant and Shaked Uzi!— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) June 30, 2022
The Microbiology Society publishes for our community, helping fund prizes, grants and activities. These prizes were sponsored by #MicrobioJ. https://t.co/pe3Fc5PyBL pic.twitter.com/M8DJZrV9bl
So excited our own Cheyenne Loo won the poster award at #cell2cellBacteria22! Congrats and well deserved. So impressed by the outstanding undergrad research @KUbiology - and the award was not undergrad specific!!! @ugresearchKU @ResearchAtKU #rockchalk https://t.co/HLUcs5LatW— Dr. Josephine Chandler (@ChandlerLab) July 2, 2022
Thank you to all the organisers, speakers, poster presenters, sponsors and delegates who joined us at Cell–Cell Communication in Bacteria: Fundamental and Applied Aspects and joined in the conversation on Twitter! We hope to welcome you again to future Focused Meetings in our events series.
A beautiful evening walk around #Cambridge to wrap up a fabulous meeting on quorum sensing with these science rock stars! #cell2cellbacteria22 @MicrobioSoc— Dr. Cassandra Quave🌿⚕️ (@QuaveEthnobot) July 1, 2022
W/ @DiggleLab @VanessaSperand2 @Horswill_Lab pic.twitter.com/LsLvhXkzat
This marks the end of 3 fantastic days at the #cell2cellbacteria22 conference hosted by @MicrobioSoc in Cambridge, UK.— Benjamin Bejder (@BejderBenjamin) June 30, 2022
Great opportunity to meet with a lot of cool people and present our work on spontaneously rearranging autoinducing peptides in person. pic.twitter.com/P06CCxmLDO
Thank you to everyone that attended #Cell2CellBacteria22 and contributed to making the Focused Meeting a success! We look forward to welcoming you to our other events throughout 2022: https://t.co/lg9qorxjhN pic.twitter.com/hLvFY6mmXT— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) June 30, 2022