Society Showcase, AGM and Young Microbiologist of the Year competition - a view from Twitter
Posted on September 17, 2018 by Kaisa Berg
The Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year competition took place on 6 September during the Society Showcase and AGM. We’ve turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the day.
The day started with a networking session for the Early Career Microbiologists' Forum, followed by the Society Showcase where three great speakers shared what they wish they had known when starting their careers in microbiology.
So great to hear @Hammarton_lab talking frankly about the challenges of career breaks from having children. It's not something you hear much about and it's so useful to early career #womeninstem @MicrobioSoc pic.twitter.com/5ygggYgRSj— Rebecca Hall (@RebeccaJHall13) September 6, 2018
After the Society Showcase it was time for the Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year Competition. Eight finalists from the Virology, Eukaryotic, Prokaryotic and Irish divisions gave 15-minute presentations in front of an appreciative audience. Read the individual profiles of the finalists to learn more about them.
Laura Caller kicked off the competition with her talk 'Identifying protein activities essential for efficient BK polyomavirus replication through quantitative temporal viromics (QTV) and cell cycle inhibition.'
First up for the YMOY finalists talks @MicrobioSoc #AGM2018 is Laura Caller @Cambridge_Uni PhD student on essential protein activities for BK polyomavirus replication #ECMForum pic.twitter.com/47xkh6IhRl— Linda Oyama (@LindaOyama) September 6, 2018
Rute Maria Pinto from the Virology Division and Freddy Bunbury from the Eukaryotic Division were the second and third speakers.
Next up, #YoungMicro18 finalist Rute Maria Pinto, University of Edinburgh, presenting her talk, ‘Identification of novel polypeptides expressed from segment 2 of influenza A viruses that modulate the type I interferon response’.— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) September 6, 2018
Freddy Bunbury, University of Cambridge, is presenting his talk, 'Vitamin B12 deprivation of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii' #YoungMicro18— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) September 6, 2018
Cathy Abberton talked about 'Development of a novel antimicrobial for the treatment of bovine mastitis.'
There was widespread admiration for the high level of the talks given.
Listening to the finalists of the young Microbiologist of year @MicrobioSoc some great up and coming researchers— Stephen Baker (@Stephen_oucru) September 6, 2018
Katherine Dadswell's talk was called 'Ethanolamine metabolism during urinary tract infections.'
Next up was Courtney Kousser with 'Pseudomonas aeruginosa inhibits Rhizopus microsporus germination through sequestration of free environmental iron.'
Stephen Dolan finished off the competition with his talk 'Knowing the enemy: how does Pseudomonas aeruginosa regulate carbon flux through its glyoxylate shunt?'
Next up for the YMOY finalists talks @MicrobioSoc #AGM2018 is Stephen Dolan @Cambridge_Uni PDRA student on carbon efflux regulation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa via its glyoxylate shunt #ECMForum pic.twitter.com/fmvngqNTrB— Linda Oyama (@LindaOyama) September 6, 2018
After the competition, it was time for Microbiology Outreach Prize winner Senga Robertson‐Albertyn to hold her talk: 'Microbe Motels – How to make a healthy poo.'
@MicrobioSoc Outreach Prize Winner 2018 @sengarella1 and her glamorous assistant @lori2367 demonstrating the activity. Really enjoyed both the demonstration & the talk - inspirational, funny, heart warming and caring pic.twitter.com/mWRYu6F5Ed— Eleanor Furness (@MicroMyxo) September 7, 2018
I was very honored to chat about the importance of outreach and receive the @MicrobioSoc outreach award 2018 yesterday. Thoroughly engaging and varied talks throughout the event and wonderfully organised. Thank you to @lori2367 for your help and this rather scrummy cocktail pic.twitter.com/1ij2rNBDaM— Senga Robertson-Albertyn (@sengarella1) September 7, 2018
Congratulations to Courtney Kousser who was pronounced the winner of the Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year competition at the evening reception.
You can watch our interview with her here:
We were pleased to hear some lovely feedback in the aftermath of the event.
Wow what an awesome day @MicrobioSoc Showcase & AGM - inspirational talks, friendly chats, amazing people, was presented with my certificate, had loads of fun, fake poo, masses of drinks you microbiology lot sure know how to have fun cheers— Eleanor Furness (@MicroMyxo) September 6, 2018
Fantastic day at the @MicrobioSoc annual showcase and AGM. Inspiring speakers, excellent work and some fun networking!— Prerna Vohra (@DrPrernaVohra) September 6, 2018
What a great day at the Microbiology Society showcase and AGM with brilliant talks at our networking event, the Young Microbiology of the Year competition and Outreach Prize lecture by Senga Robertson-Albertyn on “microbe motels: how to make a healthy pop” (pic) @MicrobioSoc pic.twitter.com/DG9A5BGn4U— Neil Gow (@neil_gow) September 6, 2018
Thank you to everyone who came, all the speakers and congratulations to all the finalists in the Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year competition.