Microbes and Mucosal Surfaces – a view from Twitter
Posted on July 3, 2018 by Ellen Hinkley
The Microbes and Mucosal Surfaces Focused Meeting took place on 21–22 June at University College Dublin. We’ve turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the event.
Leading up to the event there was lots of excitement about the meeting, as well as the beautiful weather.
Looking forward to a great meeting tomorrow organized by @MargueriteClyne. Some great talks lined up on #HostPathogenInteractions and even one or two on #Vaccines @UCD_SBBS @ucddublin #MMS18 pic.twitter.com/0mx6GWB3qP— Siobhán McClean (@mcclean_siobhan) June 20, 2018
Once the talks kicked off, there was no distracting from the excellent and diverse range of research being presented, which raised questions, discussions and even warnings!
#MMS18 Great talk from Stephanie Schuller on EHEC intestinal adherence at microsoc UCD— Jennifer Mitchell (@dr_Jen_Mitchell) June 21, 2018
Siobhàn McClean makes an interesting point: could vaccination be an answer to antimicrobial resistance? #MMS18— Hilary (@tallscientist) June 21, 2018
Very cool talk from Ryan Hunter showing that treating anaerobic microbiota that feed pseudomonas in the lung may relieve CF infections #MMS18— Jennifer Mitchell (@dr_Jen_Mitchell) June 21, 2018
The first day ended with posters and drinks, followed by a conference dinner. Overall there were 15 flash poster presentations and 35 posters, meaning there was plenty to see and discuss.
Brigkita Venardou from @ucdvetmed presents data on prebiotic and antimicrobial effects of seaweed extracts at #MMS18 @MicrobioSoc @MacroalgalFibre @torres_sweeney @johnvodoherty pic.twitter.com/c5PPEoWkF4— Anindya Mukhopadhya (@anindya13) June 21, 2018
Norovirus dream team at the focused microbiology society meeting in Dublin #MMS18 @sabastineeugene and @myra_hosmillo did a great job sharing their recent work on noroviruses @CamPathology @CambridgeAfrica pic.twitter.com/GE12VHZqWZ— Ian Goodfellow (@igoodfel) June 21, 2018
The nine talks and offered paper presentations on day two provided valuable insights into 'Host factors and mucosal microbes'.
Ian Goodfellow explains how hard it is to work with viruses but has been able to explore how G3BP1 is a core component of the norovirus complex #MMS18— Hilary (@tallscientist) June 22, 2018
The day ended with the presentation of prizes. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up for their excellent talks and posters.
We hope everyone enjoyed the event – from the feedback, it seems that you did!
Loved walking through campus this week, many fond memories of the old science block. Great meeting in the O'Brien Centre for Sciences #MMS18 @ucddublin @MicrobioSoc @ucdmicrosoc pic.twitter.com/4CETZ4vKAQ— Aine Leahy (@AineLeahy1) June 22, 2018
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped out at this Focused Meeting, we hope to see you at another Society event soon.