Young Microbiologists Symposium on
Microbe Signalling, Organisation and
University College Cork, Ireland
21-22nd June 2012

Update 7th April 2012: the deadline for poster abstract submission is 25th May 2012.

We are pleased to announce that the Young Microbiologists Symposium on Microbe Signalling, Organisation and Pathogenesis will be held in University College Cork, Ireland in on the 21st-22nd June 2012.

The Young Microbiologists Symposium is intended to bring together graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to discuss their current research. The symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for junior scientists to present their work and receive constructive feedback, to network with other students, post-docs and young PIs in the field, and hopefully to facilitate future collaborations.

The two-day programme will include three keynote addresses, a set of eight "hot-spot" poster talks and a poster session involving all participants, and opportunities for social interaction.

There will be four seminar sessions, covering the following highly topical areas of prokaryotic molecular microbiology:

  • Gene regulation and intracellular signalling;
  • Host-microbe interactions;
  • Structure, biogenesis and transport across membranes;
  • Microbe-microbe interactions.

Offered papers will be selected from poster abstracts and will be presented by students or post-docs. Attendees not giving an oral presentation will present a poster on their work.

Confirmed speakers:

Prof. Judith Armitage, University of Oxford, UK
Prof. Josep Casadesús, University of Seville, Spain
Dr. Max Dow, University College Cork, Ireland
Prof. Colin Kleanthous, University of Oxford, UK
Prof. Søren Molin, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Prof. George Salmond, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. Thomas Silhavy, Princeton University, USA