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17 November 2014 article

MT Nov 2014 conferences

Annual Conference 2015


The 2015 Annual Conference will feature a range of scientific sessions titled:

•     Antimicrobial resistance
•     Clostridia – the good, the bad and the beautiful
•     Microbes in space
•     Microbial archaeology
•     Microbiome in health and disease
•     Mitochondria and related organelles in microbial eukaryotes
•     Natural and unnatural virus evolution
•     Sensory perception in microbes: coping with change
•     The building blocks of microbial evolution
•     The rhizobiome
•     Virus assembly – let’s get together and get out of here

Virology workshops will include:

•     Antivirals and vaccines
•     Clinical virology
•     Evolution and virus populations
•     Gene expression and replication
•     Innate immunity
•     Pathogenesis
•     Plant virology

In addition, the conference will feature a number of prokaryotic forums that will cover four broad areas of prokaryote biology, including infection, genetics, cell biology and environmental microbiology.

All sessions are listed on the Society’s website.

Call for abstracts

Abstracts are invited from all areas of microbiology for presentation at the conference as either offered papers or posters.

Most sessions have space for offered orals, and all welcome poster abstracts. Poster presentation sessions will take place on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during the conference.

Details on how to submit your abstract, via the online system, are available on the Society’s website.

The deadline to submit an abstract is Monday 19 January 2015.

Don’t forget, if you would like to be considered for the Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year Competition please indicate this when submitting your abstract.

Focused Meeting proposals invited for 2015 and 2016

To widen the scope for members to further contribute to the scientific content of the Society’s conferences, there is an opportunity to submit proposals for Focused Meeting topics for 2015/16. Focused Meetings can be on any area of microbiology and full secretariat support will be provided by the Society. Details on how to submit your proposal are available on the website.

The deadline to submit your proposal is 15 December 2014.

Irish Division Meeting 2015


The Irish Division Meeting 2015 is titled Microbial Interfaces and will include sessions on the following topics:

•     The host–microbe interface
•     Health from the environment
•     Microbiology for engineering and the bioeconomy
•     The pathogen–device interface
•     Ecosystems microbiology

Abstract submissions will open in October 2014.

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