The 2015 Annual Conference in tweets
Posted on April 13, 2015 by Yufan Chen
This year, the Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference took place from 30 March – 2 April at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham.
Feedback from attendees and the sheer number of tweets (over 3,000) that used our conference hashtag #sgmbham during the event showed what a success it was. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite tweets below so you can get an idea of what happened over those four fantastic days.
We always welcome first timers to our conferences…
As well as those who have been there, done that, and come back again.
Some people learnt new things.
Heard before mammals require endogenous retroviruses for placenta, but not that different viruses for different mammals, amazing! #sgmbham— Dr Lizzy Benedikz (@LizzyBenedikz) April 1, 2015
Others mused on (one of) their reasons for attending.
One of the many good reasons to go to #sgmbham is to enjoy the very different and beautiful English accents on show.— Willem van Schaik (@WvSchaik) March 31, 2015
There was something for everyone, whether you were right there in Birmingham…
Or on the medical frontlines in Sierra Leone.
The Prize Lectures drew a big crowd, as expected.
And Professor Robin Weiss certainly wasn’t the only one seeing microbiology everywhere.
There was plenty of big news, including the launch of our brand new journal, Microbial Genomics.
Several stories from the Conference hit the national headlines and the Society got mentioned in newspapers across the world.
Paul Hoskisson, the Chair of the Small World Initiative Working Group, gave a talk about the project, and we’re really pleased that the school students involved also turned up for a gander!
@SirIsaac6thForm@SocGenMicro Great to see the SWI students in Birmingham highlighting their hard work looking for antibiotics #sgmbham— (((Laura Bowater))) (@ProfLauraBow) March 30, 2015
Everyone presenting posters was very enthusiastic; Megan here even made an interactive one.
After an exhausting but brilliant four days of conferencing, it was great to hear all the positive feedback.
#sgmbham many thanks to all participants for creating the buzz and a truly exciting conference with top quality science! Again pls in 2016!— Geertje van Keulen (@DrGvanK) April 2, 2015
Had a blast at #sgmbham. Thanks everybody for a great conference and company. Will definitely come again.— Willem van Schaik (@WvSchaik) April 1, 2015
Same time next year, everyone?