Category Archives: Events

Focused Meeting: British Yeast Group: Embracing Variation

On 27-29 June, the Microbiology Society will be hosting the British Yeast Group Focused Meeting: Embracing Variation at the University of Leicester.  Here, we spoke with the meeting organisers Ed Louis, Steven Foster and Kayoko Tanaka about what they are looking … Continue reading

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Using yeast to produce a better polio vaccine

On 14-15 June, the Early Careers Microbiologists’ Forum Conference will be held at the University of Birmingham. The Conference will give Early Career Microbiologists the opportunity to present their research, network and attend professional development sessions.  Lee Sherry provides some … Continue reading

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Microbiology Society Marjory Stephenson Prize 2018: Professor Geoffrey Smith

  In April at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018, Professor Geoffrey Smith from the University of Cambridge was awarded the Marjory Stephenson Prize. He gave his talk on ‘Vaccinia Virus: a portrait of a poxvirus’. In this post, Alison … Continue reading

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Microbiology Society Fleming Prize 2018: Dr Sarah Coulthurst

Dr Sarah Coulthurst is a Reader and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the University of Dundee, specialising in bacterial pathogens and protein secretion systems. In April, at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018, she was awarded the Fleming Prize … Continue reading

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Unilever Colworth Prize 2018: Professor Sharon Peacock

In April, at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018, Professor Sharon Peacock CBE, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine was awarded the Unilever Colworth Prize. Here, Dr Freya Harrison, from University of Warwick gives a summary of Sharon’s talk … Continue reading

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A briefing encounter with policymaking

Victoria Butt, PhD Student at the Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions, King’s College London, attended the session ‘Essential Skills: Engaging in Science Policy’ workshop at Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference 2018. Here, she discusses what the session involved and what she gained … Continue reading

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