The Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference took place from 13–17 April 2014 at the Arena Conference Centre in Liverpool. There were almost 2,000 tweets during the event that used the conference hashtag #sgmliv. We’ve highlighted a few of them below, to give you a flavour of the event.
The 1000+ attendees witnessed cutting-edge science, with some of the posters on show almost doubling as works of art.
— SGM (@SocGenMicro) April 15, 2014
— Josephine Hellberg (@ForgottenGenius) April 15, 2014
Talks were given, on science…
— Stuart Mather (@StuartVPU) April 16, 2014
— John F. Cryan (@jfcryan) April 16, 2014
…but also on how to give talks.
A lesson to early career scientists from Doug Browning on the presentation of complex data & how to give a great talk! #sgmliv
— Paul Hoskisson (@PaulHoskisson) April 16, 2014
The SGM Prize Lectures drew crowds to hear some outstanding microbiologists talk about their work and life.
— SGM (@SocGenMicro) April 14, 2014
— Hilary Lappin-Scott (@lappinscott) April 15, 2014
Fleming Prize lecture: Multiple Personalities of RNA Polymerase Active Centre by Nikolay Zenkin, Wed 16 Apr, 12:10 at #sgmliv
— SGM (@SocGenMicro) April 8, 2014
Many thanks for all the kind comments on my Peter Wildy prize lecture at #sgmliv Please come say hi if you have any Qs. Don’t be shy!
— Stephen Curry (@Stephen_Curry) April 15, 2014
The growing importance of communicating science to the public did not go unrecognised, either…
— Paul Hoskisson (@PaulHoskisson) April 14, 2014
— Lizzy Benedikz (@LizzyBenedikz) April 15, 2014
…an undertaking hopefully aided by the fact that we’re a lovely bunch, really!
Check out the #sgmliv feed to be convinced that microbiologists are some of the friendliest and collegial scientists out there!
— Nick Loman (@pathogenomenick) April 16, 2014
There were plenty of light-hearted moments…
— Mike Pascoe (@mike_pascoe) April 16, 2014
— James Gurney (@Jamesrgurney) April 16, 2014
…but also more sombre ones, with a minute’s silence to remember the victims of the Hillsborough disaster of 1989.
— Nigel Brown (@nl_brown) April 15, 2014
— L Chipperfield (@leightonc) April 15, 2014
We hope we helped inspire early-career researchers, and help new and established academics with their publishing efforts.
To succeed in science: be obsessed with science, work hard, think hard, do some exercise daily and be happy. Jon Yewdell #sgmliv
— Karen McGregor (@KarenMatSGM) April 15, 2014
— L Chipperfield (@leightonc) April 16, 2014
And so, until next time…we hope everyone enjoyed the Conference as much as we, and these people, did!
— StephanieCumberworth (@S_Cumberworth) April 17, 2014
#sgmliv Best SGM in years. 10Qs was a great concept. Debate on Monday was kinda novel too! Wrecked now though!
— Gerald (@geraldmbarry) April 17, 2014
The SGM Focused Meetings in 2014 will be on Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Soil Microbiology (1–2 September, Holywell Park Conference Centre, University of Loughborough) and on Modelling Microbial Infection (17–18 November, Charles Darwin House, London).
— LewіsBіngle (@microbingle) April 16, 2014
— Gavin H Thomas (@GavinHThomas) April 17, 2014