Focused Meetings 2017 and 2018

26 September 2017

The Microbiology Society has just concluded our 2017 series of Focused Meetings, which saw over 1,000 delegates take part in six excellent conferences held across the UK and Ireland.

We are now also pleased to announce the five events that will form our Focused Meeting series for 2018.

The first meeting in this series ran over three days, and included both the All Island Phosphorus Sustainability Workshop and the Microbial Resources for Agricultural and Food Security meeting. The 33rd International Specialised Symposium on Yeast (ISSY33) covered the basic physiology and metabolism of industrial yeast strains and potential to further exploit of the natural biodiversity of yeasts. The third Focused Meeting offered a comprehensive insight of the concept of antimicrobial resistance from the three pillars of One Health: human, animal and environmental health.

The 16th International Conference on Pseudomonas was held at the elegant St George's Hall in Liverpool and brought together over 300 researchers from all over the world. The 2nd International Meeting on Arboviruses and their Vectors provided a platform to showcase advancements in the field by world-leading experts and gave researchers the great opportunity to present their findings. The ‘versatility of yeasts’ in a wide range of fundamental and applied research contexts was examined at the last Focused Meeting, jointly organised by the British Yeast Group (BYG) and the Microbiology Society.

We would like to thank all those who took part in these events, including all of the session organisers, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates who came together to make these events such enjoyable experiences.

Save the date – we are pleased to announce our programme of Focused Meetings for 2018:

Microbes and Mucosal Surfaces
University College Dublin, Ireland
21–22 June 2018

Emerging Zoonoses and AMR: A Global Threat
University of Surrey, UK
2 July 2018

Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis of Avian Viruses
University of Oxford, UK
3–4 September 2018

9th International Symposium on Testate Amoebae (ISTA9)
Riddel Hall, Belfast, UK
10–15 September 2018

Microbiomes Underpinning Agriculture
1–2 October 2018
The Kingsley, Cork, Ireland