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The Microbiology Society is delighted to be delivering Anaerobe 2023 as part of its Focused Meetings programme in 2023.

Anaerobic Clinical Microbiology remains a challenge due to the specialist culture requirements, coupled with the increase in and spread of antimicrobial resistance. The normal human microbiota, which is primarily composed of anaerobic bacteria, is well recognised as a source of life-threatening anaerobic infection. More recently metataxonomic and metagenomic sequencing has extended interest in the potential role of the microbiota in a plethora of other aspects of human health. In addition, the successful use of faecal microbiota transplants for the treatment of clostridial infection raises potential unchartered long-term consequences and possibilities.

This meeting will provide scientific insights into the future impact of anaerobic bacteria on human health and disease, foster interactions amongst Biomedical Scientists, Clinicians and basic Scientists and encourage engagement of early career microbiologists with established faculty in informal settings and through offered oral, flash poster and poster presentations. The meeting will take a hybrid format with all presenters attending and sharing their posters in person.

Organising committee:
  • Trefor Morris (UK Anaerobe Reference Unit Public Health Wales, Society for Anaerobic Microbiology Chair-elect, Chair of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Anaerobe Study Group)
  • Sheila Patrick (Society for Anaerobic Microbiology Chair, Queen’s University Belfast)
  • Sarah Kuehne (Society for Anaerobic Microbiology Council Member, University of Birmingham)

Further information will be announced in the build up to the meeting on our social media channels. Follow us on Twitter @MicrobioSoc using the hashtag #Anaerobe2023. We will also be sharing stories on Instagram throughout the event.



Session View

Thursday 13 July, Afternoon

Lecture View

Wednesday 12 July

Thursday 13 July

Friday 14 July

Venue, Travel and Accessibility

Leonardo Hotel Cardiff

The meeting will take place at the Leonardo Hotel Cardiff, housed in a grand Victorian building in the heart of Cardiff, within walking distance of the city’s top attractions.

1 Park Place
CF10 3UD



Leonardo Hotel Cardiff is a 5-minute walk from Cardiff Queen Street station. When leaving the station, take a right on Station Terrace, turn left onto Queen Street and then turn right onto Park Place. Leonardo Hotel Cardiff will be on your right in Park Place.


Head west on A4161 and continue to follow. Turn left onto Kingsway, continue left onto Greyfriars Rd and then turn right onto Park Place. Take a left before Bellini’s into the car park.

We have 55 car parking spaces on a first come first served basis costing £20 overnight or £10 for day use.
Other car parks in the area are:

  • NCP Car Park – Greyfriars Road, CF10 3AD
    This is our closest car park where guests can park for £28 per 24 hours. Leonardo Hotel Cardiff can validate guest parking tickets for this car park giving a 10% discount on this charge.
    Discount is also offered for pre-booked spaces via the NCP Website.
  • NCP Car Park – Dumfries Place, CF10 3FN
    This is a 5-minute walk from the hotel on Dumfries Place where guests can park for £23.95 per 24 hours. Discount is also offered for pre-booked spaces via the NCP Website.

Leonardo Hotel Cardiff is a 35-minute drive from Cardiff Airport. When leaving the airport, take Tredogan Road to the A4226 and turn onto the A48. At the roundabout take the second exit onto the A4232. Follow the A4232 onto the Central Link and turn right on Adam Street, then left onto Knox Road and follow along Newport road. Continue onto Stuttgarter Strasse and then onto Boulevard de Nantes.  Take a left onto The Kingsway and follow the road around to the left onto Greyfriars Road.  At the end of Greyfriars Road, turn right onto Park Place.  The hotel car park is situated at the end of Park Place on the left.  Sat Nav users can use postcode: CF10 3DN

The TrawsCymru T9 bus runs every 20 minutes and takes approx. 40 minutes to reach the city centre. Tickets cost from £5. The bus stops at Customhouse Street (Stop JL) and from here it is a 10-minute walk to Leonardo Hotel Cardiff.


Leonardo Hotel Cardiff has a number of bedrooms suitable for wheelchair access. These rooms have been designed to the highest specification and include:

  • Extra wide doorways
  • Low-level tables
  • Accessible bathrooms with an emergency alarm
  • Sufficient floor space

Throughout the hotel, additional accessibility features include:

  • Accessible toilets in public areas
  • Lifts
Exhibition and Sponsorship 

Please contact [email protected] to enquire about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities.

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The Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) will be sponsoring poster prizes for the most promising scientific presentation. 

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Registration for Anaerobe 2023 is now closed.

Registration fees

Microbiology Society members get heavily subsidised registration fees for Annual Conference, Focused Meetings and other Society events – both online and in-person. Join now to enjoy these discounts and many other opportunities that are designed for microbiologists at all stages of their career.

 All speakers and poster presenters will be attending in-person. 

Early bird discounted rates close on 6 July 2023, 12:00 (midday) BST.



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Registration confirmation 

Upon registration, you should receive an automated confirmation email. Please contact  [email protected] if after 24 hours this has not been received. 

Payment information 

All registration fees must be paid in full before the start of the event. Any outstanding registration fees must be paid before any joining instructions containing information on how to access the event are sent out. 


Refunds are not provided, however substitutions of attendees can be made at any time before the event by contacting [email protected].


Grants and Professional Development

Society and Grants Prizes

Society Conference Grants and Travel Grants are available to support those wishing to attend this meeting.

The Society also provides support for childcare, caring needs or other similar caring costs for Microbiology Society Members through the Society Conference Grant.

For more information please visit our Grants page or contact [email protected] for any questions.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This course has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 120 CPD POINTS and by the Royal Society of Pathologists 40 CPD credits.