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The Pseudomonas International Conference is a biennial event that brings together researchers from all over the world who are working on the genus Pseudomonas, including not only the important human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, but also a range of other important species with relevance to plant pathogenicity, bioremediation and environmental microbiology. It is also a group of organisms used widely for the study of host–pathogen interactions; cell–cell communication systems; evolutionary biology; gene regulation and metabolic networks; secretion systems; antibiotics (and resistance); bioremediation; biofilms; bacterial genomics; and other topics of broader relevance to microbiology and molecular biology generally.

The meeting was aimed primarily at scientists (from postgraduate students to PIs) with an interest in Pseudomonas, but because of the widespread use of this genus as a model to study multiple systems, it was of general interest to other researchers active in areas such as evolutionary biology, communication systems, genomics and biofilm research. In addition, because P. aeruginosa is a key pathogen associated with both acute and chronic infections, and particularly important in the context of cystic fibrosis and antimicrobial resistance, the meeting was of interest to clinicians and clinical researchers.

Organising committee: Craig Winstanley (@winstanley_c), Alain Filloux, Steve Diggle, Rob Jackson, Gail Preston, Jo Fothergill, Martin Welch, Angus Buckling, Dawn Arnold, Kim Hardie and Nick Tucker.

Key topics included:

  • Infections and host–pathogen interactions
  • Ecology, evolution and environment
  • Mechanisms: signalling, systems and synthetic
  • Antibiotics and biofilms
  • Genomics

For any inquiries, please email [email protected]

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Updates on the 16th International Conference on Pseudomonas can be found using the hashtag: #Pseudomonas17

Image: Edgar Lissel and Steve Diggle.




Lecture View

Wednesday 06 September

Thursday 07 September

Friday 08 September

Abstracts & Posters


Abstract submission is now closed.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by session chairs and scientific committee members and you will be informed of the outcome directly. By submitting an abstract to this conference, you are indicating to the session organisers your commitment to attend the event.

Abstract guidance

Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words. The Society has produced a guide to give delegates some tips from the session organisers on how to write a great abstract, which can be downloaded below:

How to... write a great abstract

Please note that the abstract is the only information session organisers use when deciding whether to accept your work for presentation as an offered oral or poster. If accepted, it will also be published in the abstract book for the conference – so think carefully about what needs to be included.


Poster abstracts for this meeting can be downloaded below.

Poster abstract book

Those who are presenting a poster must ensure that their work is presented as below. We cannot accommodate incorrectly formatted posters during the meeting.

  • Poster size: A0 841mm (w) x 1189mm (h) – your poster must not exceed these measurements.
  • Poster layout must be portrait orientation.
  • Posters will be displayed on poster boards measuring 1m (w) x 2m (h), one to a side.
  • Posters can only be fixed by Velcro (provided at the meeting).

For tips on how to best prepare a poster presentation please click on the following link.

How to... give a poster presentation

Oral presentations

In order to ensure your presentation runs smoothly, you are asked to comply with the following:

  • Please allow 12 minutes for your talk and three minutes for Q&A.
  • PowerPoint presentations – PC version – are brought to the meeting on a USB memory stick.
  • PowerPoint presentations – Mac version – can only be accepted if you bring your own laptop and connecting cables.

For tips on how best to prepare an oral presentation please click on the following link.

How to... give an oral presentation



Registration is now closed.

Conference rates

Early bird rate

After 31 July 2017

Full Member £440 £450
Postgraduate and Undergraduate Student Member £240 £250
Non-member £640 £650
What's included in your registration fee?
  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Full access to scientific poster sessions
  • Lunch from Wednesday to Friday
  • Tea and coffee breaks
  • Two free drinks vouchers during the poster viewing sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • A delegate bag and conference material
  • A conference programme guide
  • Access to an online poster abstract book
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Access to CPD points
  • Conference supper on Friday evening in St George's Hall
Conference grants

Society Conference Grants will be available to support eligible members wishing to present at this Focused Meeting. Support is also available for members requiring support for caring costs associated with conference attendance. The closing date for applications is to be confirmed. You can apply for a grant before receiving notification about the outcome of your abstract submission. A conditional grant offer can be made without evidence of abstract acceptance if unavailable at the time of application, however evidence must be provided to claim any grant offered.

Registration confirmation

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

CPD credits

Approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD, this event may be counted as 96 CPD credits.

Visa applications

If you need a letter of invitation for a visa application, we will be happy to supply this after we have received full payment.

To find out if you need a visa to visit the UK, please visit the UK visa and immigration website.

Please note that all conference delegates are responsible for their own travel and visa arrangements; the Microbiology Society will not take any responsibility for travel or visa problems.

Payment information

All registration fees must be paid in full BEFORE arrival at the meeting. Any outstanding registration fees must be paid before admittance will be granted to the meeting.


Refunds will not be provided.

Substitutions of attendees can be made at any time by contacting [email protected].

Venue and directions

The meeting will be held at St George’s Hall, Liverpool.

St George's Hall
L1 1JJ


Information about how to get to the venue can be found on St George's Hall's website.

By car

If you are travelling using a sat nav, pelase use postcode L1 1RH for Queen Square multi-storey car park, the nearest parking facility to the venue.

By air

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is the nearest international airport.

National Express coaches run from Manchester Airport to Liverpool Coach Station and takes 50 minutes.

By rail

St George's Hall is only a minute's walk from Liverpool Lime Street Station. Information about train times and fares are avaialble from the National Rail website.


For information about travel by coach, please visit the National Express website.

City guide

You can download a city guide below:

Pseudomonas17 city guide

Accommodation can be booked online through Reservation Highway.

Phone: +44 (0)1423 525577
Email: [email protected]


Confirmed exhibitors

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Confirmed sponsors

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Sponsor BSPP.jpg Sponsor Genetics Society.jpg Sponsor FEMS.jpg
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Exhibition and sponsorship

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available for this meeting. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Exhibition and Sponsorship Guide and Form