Microbes in Medicine – a view from Twitter
Posted on November 4, 2019 by Kaisa Berg
The penultimate Focused Meeting of 2019, Microbes in Medicine: A Century of Microbiology at Trinity College Dublin, took place in Dublin 24–25 October. We’ve turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the meeting.
Organiser and Chair of Microbiology at Trinity College Dublin, Charles Dorman, opened the meeting on Thursday morning.
.@MicrobioSoc Council member and Professor of Microbiology @tcddublin opens the Microbes in Medicine Focused Meeting #MicroMed19 celebrating 100 years of history of the Chair of Microbiology by looking to the future with talks on a wide range of microbes, their effects and uses. pic.twitter.com/agq0mNxI3c— Peter Cotgreave (@PeterCotgreave) October 24, 2019
The first sessions were well received by the delegates…
… as were the rest of that day’s talks.
“Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the best looking bacterium”. Great talk by Dr Joseph Keane on using host-directed therapy to combat tuberculosis #MicroMed19 @MicrobioSoc @tcddublin pic.twitter.com/Ac1pO0pv0D— Garreth Lawrence (@bio_gar) October 24, 2019
A lot of delegates seized the opportunity to meet up with friends and colleagues.
Good to return to @tcddublin to present our PgtE story in context of #10000SalmonellaGenomes at #MicroMed19— Jay Hinton (@jay_salsa) October 24, 2019
Enjoyed visiting #MoyneInstitute & Gerry Dowd with Gordon Dougan...
Thanks to organisers @staphTCD @MicrobioSoc pic.twitter.com/Dbn22TQKGl
Charles Dorman finished off the first day with a celebratory inaugural lecture.
Slightly overdue but well worth the wait for Charles Dorman’s @tcddublin inaugural lecture at the @MicrobioSoc #micromed19 this evening. Great to c photo of a younger @TadhgOCroinin and hear about his contribution to the story! pic.twitter.com/5UZgXdCc5x— Evelyn Doyle (@EMD51) October 24, 2019
And the delegates, speakers and organisers went for a well-deserved dinner.
Kevin Devine kicked off day two.
He was followed by a number of excellent and high-profile speakers.
Gordon Dougan finished off the Focused Meeting in style.
Gordon Dougan from @Cambridge_Uni showing us a picture of @U2 performing on the steps of the microbiology department @MicrobiologyTCD back in the day! #Micromed19 @MicrobioSoc @tcddublin pic.twitter.com/CD4TP9U52B— Keenan Lacey (@Keenan__Lacey) October 25, 2019
Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting.
And finally.. thanks to @staphTCD for organising such a stimulating and interesting #micromed19 @MicrobioSoc to celebrate 100 years of microbiology in Trinity College Dublin pic.twitter.com/U1ITACo6qu— Evelyn Doyle (@EMD51) October 25, 2019
Thank you to delegates, speakers, poster presenters and organisers who attended Microbes in Medicine: A Century of Microbiology at Trinity College Dublin over the past two days. We hope you had an enjoyable time, and that we’ll see you at another Society event soon. #MicroMed19 pic.twitter.com/ndfIYU1GWF— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) October 25, 2019
Delighted to be able to present some of the work from my PhD in the @staphTCD lab, at the @MicrobioSoc conference in @tcddublin this week. The talks were fantastic, and I was thrilled to be awarded a prize for best poster! #MicroMed19— Aisling Towell (@aisling_towell) October 25, 2019