Conference Announcements


Microbiology Society Annual conference

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 – Fri, 13 Apr 2018

Main symposia

  • Microbial metal homeostasis: impacts on pathogenicity
  • The games microbes play: competition, conflict and cooperation in microbiology
  • Cool tools for microbial imaging
  • Emerging model systems
  • The magic of mushrooms in nature and industry
  • Models for understanding host–pathogen interactions
  • Synthetic Ecology: from understanding ecological interactions to designing functional microbial communities
  • Community interactions and the living host
  • Escherichia coli: The model microbe
  • Microbial diversity and interactions in the environment
  • Bacterial zoonoses: ecology, epidemiology and evolution
  • DNA repair
  • Breaking bad: factors affecting the commensal to pathogen switch
  • The global virome – the scope, causes and consequences of viral diversity
  • The battle for the ribosome – how viruses manipulate host translation
  • Teaching microbiology in Higher Education
  • Clinical Virology Network


Virus workshops

  • Plant virus in collaboration with AAB
  • Clinical virology
  • DNA virus
  • Positive strand and double strand RNA viruses
  • Negative strand RNA viruses
  • Retroviruses
  • The scope, causes and consequences of viral diversity


Eukaryotic and prokaryotic forums

  • Microbial infection
  • Environmental and applied microbiology
  • Microbial physiology, metabolism and molecular biology
  • Genetics and genomics

Teaching microbiology in higher education symposium

The Professional Development Committee are delighted to present a symposium on teaching microbiology in higher education. This half-day interactive symposium will bring delegates together to discuss innovative teaching practices, including the opportunity to share lessons learned. There will also be a chance to discuss the impact of the implementation of the Teaching Excellence Framework on lecturers, and also HEA fellowship and degree accreditation. This will be a great opportunity for those teaching in higher education environments to come together to share best practices and form a network to learn from each other.


Birmingham's International Conference Centre ICC

Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA, UK
Birmingham, Birmingham
United Kingdom