ECM Forum Online 2020

16-17 July 2020

ECM Forum LinkedIn group

Man taking a photo of a poster

The Early Career Microbiologists’ (ECM) Forum will host a virtual poster session dedicated to showcasing early careers research and building networks. This two-day activity will provide early career researchers with a platform to share their work through posters and short videos.

The ECM Forum LinkedIn group platform will be used to enable Microbiology Society members to expand their professional networks and all Forum members are invited to join. 



Thursday 16 July 2019


Environmental and applied microbiology


Genetics and genomics

Friday 17 July 2019




Microbial physiology, metabolism and molecular biology

How it works

Submit your PDF poster or short video to your preferred session. Please refer to the poster and video section for further information about sessions.

Presenters will receive their joining instructions by 10 July.

Presenters are encouraged to respond to comments and offer commentary on their poster or video.

All delegates

All ECM Forum LinkedIn members are welcome to drop in and out of each session.

Asking questions and offering comments is strongly encouraged. All delegates are welcome to interact with a post by clicking on the ‘Comment’ icon to ask your question or start a discussion.

Finally, why not expand your personal LinkedIn network by adding other ECM Forum delegates?

Posters and videos

Submissions from all specialisms are encouraged for each session.

Microbiology Society members are welcome to submit a PDF poster or video. Once submissions are closed, they will be reviewed by the organising committee and submitters will be notified by email. By submitting a poster or video, you are indicating to the session organisers your commitment to participate in this activity.

All work that has been submitted to Access Microbiology should be declared and a link provided.  

Please send your submissions by 28 June 2020.

Those who are presenting must ensure the work is presented as below:

  • Please submit your poster as a PDF document.
  • Poster layout: This must be portrait orientation. Please consider the British Dyslexia Association guidance when formatting your poster.
  • Please submit a recording of a maximum of two minutes.
  • File size of 60MB or under and in a YouTube-supported format.
  • Videos can be as creative as you wish and should illustrate an overview of your research.

If you have any queries, please contact

Submit your entry

Please enter the details of your presentation using the form below, then submit your poster or video using the Dropbox link.

Read the Microbiology Society events terms and conditions.

If you have any problems or queries, please email

Please now upload your poster or video:

Submit your poster or video via Dropbox