Annual Conference 2020

11 April 2019

The Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2020 will take place on Monday 30 March–Friday 3 April and will be held at EICC, Edinburgh, UK.

In order to celebrate the Society’s 75th anniversary in 2020, next year’s Annual Conference will include the Fleming Lectures as an opportunity to formally observe the legacy of past Fleming Prize winners.

The lectures will take place on Monday 30 March 2020 and will be followed by the standard four days of scientific sessions. The Conference typically attracts more than 1,000 delegates each day and is the UK’s largest annual gathering of microbiologists.

The following Fleming talks have been confirmed:

  • My life in science – Paul Nurse (Francis Crick Institute, UK)
  • Genetic control of mosquitoes – Luke Alphey (The Pirbright Institute, UK)
  • Predatory Bdellovibrio Bacteria- 58 years of understanding them as allies against AMR infections - Liz Sockett (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Visualizing bacterial nanomachines in situ by electron cryotomography - Grant Jensen (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • The expanding virosphere - Edward Holmes (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Palaeomicrobiology: what ancient DNA can tell us about pathogens from the past - Mark Pallen (Quadram Institute, UK)
  • Orchestrating gene regulation across the genome and across the cell - Stirling Churchman (Harvard University, USA)

Abstract submission will open in August 2019 for the Annual Conference sessions running from Tuesday 31 March 2020 until Friday 3 April 2020, and the submissions deadline will be Monday 9 December 2019.

The sessions for Annual Conference 2020 have already been decided, but if you have an idea for a session and would like it to be included in the 2021 Annual Conference programme, we want to hear from you. The deadline is 16 December 2019.