I thought that we knew antibiotics were soil microbes way of protecting themselves from other bugs – apparently we don’t actually know that…
After lunch I ran between the Food Borne Pathogens session and the New Media session. Sadly I couldn’t be in both places at the same time so I’m sure I missed some great talks but here is what I went to…
To be honest I had never really thought of that point before but obviously being a parent will to some extent limit your conference attendance. I’m hoping that my tweeting from the conference might be interesting to some of those that couldn’t make it this year.
.@alicebell talk reminding me why I blog – I learn lots and it’s fun. Also great when authors of papers I talk about get in touch #sgmdub
All of the New Media talks I went to were fantastic. Sadly I couldn’t make the Twitter Journal Club talk so I don’t know what came out of it – maybe some microbiologist will be setting up a micro twitter journal club soon…
The Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education went to Vincent Racaniello who gave an excellent talk titled “Educating the world about microbes”
V excited about “educating the world about microbes” with Vincent Racaniello #sgmdub
Food Borne Pathogens again today – not all lectures are covered as some went a little over my head! (There are times when not having done a Microbiology based undergrad degree is a bit of a hindrance!)
The Marjory Stephenson Prize Lecture was given by Yuan Chang & Patrick Moore (University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute) “Old themes and new variations in human tumor virology”
Settling down for Marjory Stephenson Prize Lecture being given by Yuan Chang & Patrick Moore #sgmdub
Offered paper Bacterial rejuvenation: lag phase is a distinct growth phase that prepares bacteria for exponential growth and involves transient metal accumulation Matthew Rolfe (University of Sheffield & Institute of Food Research, Norwich)
#sgmdub v interesting talk by Matthew Rolfe on bacterial lag phase of growth.
Offered paper Assessing the diversity of antimicrobial resistance in animal and human Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 using phenotypic and genotypic data Alison Mather (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge)
V interesting talk on antimicrobial resistance by Alison Mather #sgmdub #zoonosis
I loved this session – I thought it was a great way to approach public engagement. It didn’t feel like microbiologists were just telling stuff to the audience – (IMO anyway) it felt like the audience’s opinions were valued.
Overall the conference was a brilliant experience (and I really need to get a thesaurus – sorry!) I met many friendly people and learnt a lot. Thanks to the poster presenters, the speakers, the exhibitors, the CCD staff and everyone at the SGM who organised the event – you did a stunning job 🙂