Microbiology Society Roadshow 2020 - Cambridge

28 Apr - Hughes Hall, Peter Richards Room, Cambridge, CB1 2EW, UK

Overview

Overview

As part of our commitment to developing, expanding and strengthening the vast networks and opportunities available to our members and local communities, the Microbiology Society is pleased to announce the latest event led by our President, Professor Judith Armitage as she continues her journey around the UK and Ireland.

The event will take place on Tuesday 28 April 2020, at Hughes Hall, Cambridge from 15:00–17:30.

At each event, delegates will have an opportunity to:

  • Meet the President, Professor Judith Armitage.
  • Engage in interactive topical related discussions.
  • Network with local like-minded individuals.
  • Find out why microbiology and being part of the Microbiology Society matters.
  • Learn how you can get more involved in Society activities, including our 75th Anniversary in 2020.
  • Meet the Microbiology Society team.

Help us celebrate our 75th anniversary

To celebrate our 75th anniversary we will be toasting the anniversary year with a celebratory cake and light refreshments.

ALL roadshow events are FREE to anyone who would like to attend. Early registration is recommended as places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who should attend?

Anyone working in or with an interest in microbiology and wanting to find out more about the Microbiology Society.

For any further enquiries, please contact the Member Engagement Team at getinvolved@microbiologysociety.org or call +44 (0) 203 034 4870.

Programme

Programme

14:45 – 15:00

Registration and refreshments

15:00 – 15:05

Welcome and introduction

Professor Gordon Dougan, University of Cambridge

15:05 – 15:15

Microbiology Society: An introduction

Peter Cotgreave, Chief Executive

15:15 – 15.25

Why the Microbiology Society matters to me

Robert Will, ECM Forum Communications Representative and Champion

15:25 – 16.00

Keynote: Women and diversity in science

Professor Judith Armitage, President

16:00 – 17:30

Networking

Opportunity to talk in more depth with local like-minded people, talk about how you can get more involved with the Society and ask the President any questions you might have.

Refreshments will be served as well as a drinks reception and birthday cake to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Microbiology Society.

17:30

End

Speakers

Speakers

Professor Judith Armitage

Professor Judith Armitage FRS, is from the University of Oxford and is currently President of the Microbiology Society. Her Presidency runs for three years and began on 1 January 2019. Judy joined the Society as a PhD student in the early 1970s. She is a bacterial physiologist using interdisciplinary approaches to study bacterial behaviour. She was an editor of the Journal of Bacteriology for 10 years and is currently one of the two Editors in Chief of Current Opinions in Microbiology. She is a member of EMBO, a Fellow of the American Society of Microbiology and the Royal Society of Biology. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2013.
 

Robert Will

Robert is a PhD student in the Dougan & Mutreja groups at the University of Cambridge Department of Medicine and CITIID, as well as Hughes Hall. He is funded by Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Program, after graduating with First Class BSc (Hons) Biology with a Year in Industry from Swansea University. Robert is interested in translational research, focusing on infectious diseases, bacterial evolution and genomics, as well as how communicating science impacts policy and public perception. He is also passionate about widening participation, especially in postgraduate research. Robert represents the Microbiology Society as part of the Champions initiative and was elected to be the Communications Representative of the Early Career Microbiologist's Forum for 2020/21 by its members.

Registration

Registration

Registration is now open. Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

Please contact us at getinvolved@microbiologysociety.org.

Upon registration you should receive a confirmation email. Please contact the Member Engagement Team if you have not received confirmation within 24 hours of registering.

Venue

Venue

University of Cambridge
Hughes Hall
Peter Richards Room
Cambridge
CB1 2EW