Winners of the 2023 Infection Science Award

07 August 2023


The Microbiology Society is delighted to announce that three attendees who presented during Annual Conference 2023 in the Infection Forum session have been awarded an Infection Science Award.

The winners of the award, who will present during the Infectious Disease Futures session at FIS 2023 are:

  • Amber Barton, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, was awarded for the talk titled, Secrets of Tears: Host-pathogen Interactions in Ocular Chlamydia Infections.
  • James Larkin, University College Cork, Ireland, was awarded for their talk titled, The host signal bile modulates biofilm formation, morphology, and antimicrobial tolerance in yeast and fungal respiratory pathogens
  • Blanca Perez-Sepulveda, University of Liverpool, UK, was awarded for their talk titled, The elephant in the Salmonella room: an integrated approach identifies clade-specific signatures of invasive Salmonella Enteritidis

The Microbiology Society Infection Science Award is an exchange scheme which facilitates the most promising presenters from the Microbiology Society Annual Conference Infection Forum session to present at the Infectious Disease Futures session at the Federation of Infection Society (FIS) and vice versa. The scheme aims to support the exchange of ideas and the career development of selected early career and trainee researchers, helping to translate microbiological research to the clinic.

All three awardees will be presenting their research during the Infectious Disease sessions taking place on 15 November 2023 at FIS 2023. To learn more and register to attend please visit the event page.