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The Early Career Microbiologists’ (ECM) Forum will host its flagship Summer Conference dedicated to showcasing early career research, career development and networking. The conference will provide undergraduate, masters and PhD students with a peer-led conference experience designed to offer an introductory experience to scientific conferences and professional development opportunities.

Alongside scientific research presented by early career researchers, delegates will experience professional development sessions focused on exploring the next steps in your career and building confidence.

The Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Summer Conference (#ECMConf20) will take place at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Organising committee:

  • Andrew Bosworth (Public Health England)
  • Linda Oyama (Queens University Belfast)
  • Justine Rudkin (University of Oxford)
  • Tom Williams (Dundee University)
  • Conor Feehily (Teagasc Food Research Centre)
  • Winnie Lee (Imperial College)
  • Gerard Sheehan (NUI Maynooth)





What's included in your registration fee?

  • A conference programme guide
  • An introductory experience of scientific conferences in a peer-led environment
  • Scientific sessions discussing the latest research from ECM Forum members
  • Full access to scientific poster sessions
  • Professional development sessions tailored to those in the early stages of their microbiology careers
  • Networking over dinner and drinks on the Thursday evening, lunch on Friday as well as tea and coffee breaks
  • Access to CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points
  • Certificate of attendance (available after the conference upon request)

Conference rates

  Early bird rate
(Available until 7 June) 
Full price rate
ECM Forum member £50 £60
Microbiology Society member £60 £70
Non-member £75 £85

Find out more about becoming an ECM Forum Member.