Annual Conference 2017 – a view from Twitter

The Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference 2017, which took place 3–6 April in Edinburgh, was our biggest event to date. After becoming fully booked weeks before it began, the four days saw over 1,800 delegates come through the doors and 600 posters on show – we managed to exceed our personal best that we set last year in Liverpool in 2016. Have a look at our Twitter summary of the best of this year’s Annual Conference.

There were many great, innovative posters up around the main hall.

And some lunchtime flash poster presentations really highlighted the excellent research taking place…

… Including our Antibiotics Unearthed students, who were very excited to talk to people about their research.

The Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum was very well represented, with many members giving talks, presenting posters, and some even co-chairing sessions.

There was so much fantastic science on offer, it was hard for some to decide what to go to.

The Prize Lectures were very popular once again.

And we found out what most people thought about microbiome research in the panel discussion.

This year, we rolled out a specific professional development session, which was packed out for both days.

We brought pages from our upcoming microbiome colouring book to trial at Conference – who doesn’t love colouring?

Our sold-out social programme – the quiz night and ceilidh – were a great laugh.

Thanks to all who attended and helped organise Annual Conference 2017 to make it even better than Liverpool, as promised. Preparations for 2018 in Birmingham are already underway – we hope to see you again this time next year!

Yufan Chen

Image credit: Microbiology Society
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One Response to Annual Conference 2017 – a view from Twitter

  1. Jennifer says:

    It is so great to see a growing amount of people take interest in microbials! Sometimes it feels as if younger students tend to step away from the sciences for fear of it being too difficult. I am happy to see that there is a growing interest and participation in this field. We need more people in this field of research!

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