What to look forward to on day four of Annual Conference

11 April 2019

Today is the last day of Annual Conference 2019. Delegate registration is open today from 08:30.

Sessions taking place today include:

  • Essential skills: Research and publishing ethics: beyond plagiarism. What you need to know and why it matters
  • Extremophiles: living life at the edge
  • Fighting fire with fire – deploying microbes in the battle against disease
  • Infection forum
  • Irish Fungal Society Session
  • Marine protists as emerging models for functional genomics and cell biology (Sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation)
  • The biological and chemical tales of the antibiotic makers
  • Viral infections of the central nervous system
  • Essential skills: CV workshop
  • Essential skills: Peer review

See the online programme for more details.

Poster presentations will take place today at lunchtime between 12:00 and 13:00.

The exhibitors will be closing down from 14:00, while the end of the Conference will be at 16:30. If you have exhibited a poster and would like to take it home with you, don’t forget to collect it before you leave the ICC Belfast.

Keep an eye out for news about Annual Conference 2020, taking place at the ICC Edinburgh from 30 March–3 April next year.

Programme changes:

Please note the following programme changes for today:

Fighting fire with fire - deploying microbes in the battle against disease Please note this session, taking place in the Studio, will now start at 10:00.

Extremophiles: living life at the edge Lynne Rothschild (NASA) has withdrawn and the 10:00 presentation slot is now being given by Thomas Thompson (Queen’s University Belfast). Thomas will talk on the 'Production of cross-domain signalling molecules by Halophilic Archaea'.

Marine protists as emerging models for functional genomics and cell biology (Sponsored by the Moore Foundation) Ginny Edgcomb has withdrawn from the 10:10 slot, which is now filled by Ian Hu (University of Cambridge, UK). Ian will talk on 'Chromatin without histones: investigation of unorthodox nuclear organisation in dinoflagellate'. The 11:30 session is now being given by Angela Piersanti (University of Camerino, Italy) on 'Genome organization in marine ciliates and gene manipulation in Euplotes'.