This year, the Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference took place from 30 March – 2 April at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham. Feedback from attendees and the sheer number of tweets (over 3,000) that used our conference hashtag #sgmbham during the event showed what a success it was. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite tweets below so you can get an idea of what happened over those four fantastic days.
We always welcome first timers to our conferences…
As well as those who have been there, done that, and come back again.
Some people learnt new things.
Others mused on (one of) their reasons for attending.
There was something for everyone, whether you were right there in Birmingham…
Or on the medical frontlines in Sierra Leone.
The Prize Lectures drew a big crowd, as expected.
And Professor Robin Weiss certainly wasn’t the only one seeing microbiology everywhere.
There was plenty of big news, including the launch of our brand new journal, Microbial Genomics.
Several stories from the Conference hit the national headlines and the Society got mentioned in newspapers across the world.
Paul Hoskisson, the Chair of the Small World Initiative Working Group, gave a talk about the project, and we’re really pleased that the school students involved also turned up for a gander!
Everyone presenting posters was very enthusiastic; Megan here even made an interactive one.
After an exhausting but brilliant four days of conferencing, it was great to hear all the positive feedback.
Same time next year, everyone?