In the past few years it has been clear that there is much to be learned from the genetic and phenotypic diversity in different isolates/strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, its close relatives and other yeasts found in different environments and uses. This year's meeting will embrace this diversity at all levels, bringing together yeast researchers from across the UK and beyond.
This Focused Meeting will take place between 27–29 June 2018 at Stamford Court, University of Leicester, UK.
Organising committee: Ed Louis, Steven Foster, Kayoko Tanaka (all University of Leicester, UK)
Scientific advisors: Daniela Delneri (University of Manchester, UK), Mick Tuite (University of Kent, UK)
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The meeting programme will be available soon.
We are delighted to announce the following speakers have confirmed to speak at British Yeast Group: Embracing Variation:
Abstract submission is now open.Submit your abstract
Abstracts are welcome in any topic of microbiology. The poster session and short presentations will be selected from the abstracts.
The submission deadline is Sunday 29 April 2018.
Abstracts should be submitted through the Oxford Abstracts system. Both members and non-members of the Microbiology Society are welcome to submit an abstract. Once submissions are closed, these 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.
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.
Registration is now open.
|Early bird rate
Sunday 27 May
|Full price rate|
|Full and Full Concessionary Member (residential)||£260||£310|
|Full and Full Concessionary Member (non-residential)||£160||£210|
|Postgraduate and Undergraduate Student Member (residential)||£230||£280|
|Postgraduate and Undergraduate Student Member (non-residential)||£130||£180|
Upon registration you should receive an automated confirmation email. Please contact email@example.com if after 24 hours this has not been received.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The British Yeast Group: Embracing Variation meeting will be held at Stamford Court at the University of Leicester:
University of Leicester
For advice on how to get to Stamford Court, please visit the University of Leicester's website or download the campus map below:University of Leicester conferences map
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The Pavilions (John Foster Hall) accommodation is located amongst landscaped grounds and within easy walking distance of Stamford Court.
On-campus accommodation includes:
*Generally provided as standard, but please check with the reservation team prior to arrival.
Following the first session of the meeting, we would like to invite you to a local beer tasting and poster session that will allow you to discuss the research with the authors, and taste limited edition beer from Leicester's first craft brewery.
More information to follow.
In August 2012, King Richard III's skeleton was found underneath a car park in Leicester. Nowadays, the King Richard III Visitor Centre tells the fascinating and moving story of the life and death of the king, and reveals one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told. The tour will be held on Friday after the conference.
Society Conference Grants will be available to support eligible members wishing to present at this Focused Meeting. Funding is also available for members requiring support for caring costs associated with conference attendance. The closing date for applications is Thursday 3 May 2018. 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.
Each year, the Young Microbiologist of the Year Competition recognises and rewards excellence in science communication by a Microbiology Society Member who is a postgraduate student or postdoctoral researcher, having gained their PhD in the last two years.
To enter this competition, applicants must tick the appropriate box during online abstract submission. Finalists will be invited to give a 10-minute oral presentation (plus 5 minutes for questions) at the final at the Society’s Annual General Meeting.
The ECM Forum Co-chairing Scheme provides ECM Forum members with the opportunity to be involved in the chairing of scientific sessions at the conference. The Co-chairs will not receive any monetary value in co-chairing and will not take the place of a session Chair, but will receive a fantastic professional development opportunity to learn about being a session chair from more experienced colleagues.
ECM Forum members who are submitting an abstract to the meeting are asked to express interest in the Co-chairing Scheme via the abstract submission system, and are invited to provide a statement outlining the following information:
All applications will be reviewed by the Society's Divisions and successful Co-chairs will be introduced to the relevant session Chair.
Co-chairs will receive a letter of thanks from the ECM Forum Executive Committee confirming that they participated in the Co-chairing Scheme, and will be recognised in the conference programme.
For questions about the ECM Forum Co-chairing Scheme, please contact email@example.com.
Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available for this meeting. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or download the exhibition pack.Exhibition Pack British Yeast Group: Embracing Variation