YMS 2018


‌We are pleased to announce that the Young Microbiologists Symposium on Microbe Signalling, Organisation and Pathogenesis will be held in Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland on 27th - 28th August 2018.

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.  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.

YMS2018 Provisional Programme

Monday 27th August 2018

8:45-9:15 am      Arrival and registration

9:15-9:30 am      Introduction and welcome: Shi-qi An, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

9:30-10:15 am    EMBO lecture: Prof. Regine Hengge, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, DE


Session I: Gene regulation and signalling

Chair: TBD (To be decided)

10:15-10:40 am   Liang Zhao-xun, Nanyang Technological University, SG

10:40-11:00 am   TBD from submitted abstracts

11:00-11:30 am   Coffee break (Group photo)

11:30-11:55 am   Susanne Gebhard, University of Bath, UK

11:55-12:15 am   TBD from submitted abstracts

12:15-12:35 am   TBD from submitted abstracts

12:35–2:30 pm     Lunch and poster session

2:30-3:15 pm   Microbiology Society Lecture: Jorg Vogel, University of Würzburg, DE


Session II: Secretion and transport across membranes

Chair: Julia Monjaras Feria, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

3:15-3:40 pm   Andrew Roe, University of Glasgow, UK

3:40-4:00 pm   TBD from submitted abstracts

4:00-4:30 pm   Coffee break

4:30-4:55 pm   Andrew Fenton University of Sheffield, UK

4:55-5:15 pm   TBD from submitted abstracts

5:15-5:35 pm   TBD from submitted abstracts

7:00-9:00 pm   Guest speakers dinner - by invitation only


Tuesday 28th August 2018

8:30-9:00 am     Tea/Coffee and Biscuits

9:00-9:15 am     Introduction: Yang Liang, Nanyang Technological University, SG


Session III: Infection and immunity

Chair: Joana Sa Pessoa Graca Santos, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

9:15-9:40 am       Clare Bryant, Cambridge University, UK

9:40-10:00 am     TBD from submitted abstracts

10:00-10:20 am   TBD from submitted abstracts

10:20-10:50 am   Coffee break

10:50-11:15 am   Suzana Salcedo, University of Lyon, FR

11:15-11:35 am   TBD from submitted abstracts

11:35-12:20 pm Arthur Mitchell Brown Memorial lecture: Alain Filloux, Imperial College London, UK

12:20-2:00 pm     Lunch and poster session


Session IV: Poster talks

2:00-4:00 pm   "Hot-spot" poster talks (9 short 10 minutes talks)

4:00-4:20 pm   Coffee break


Session V: Antibiotics and Resistance mechanisms

4:20-4:45 pm   Kimberly Kline, Nanyang Technological University, SG

4:45-5:05 pm   TBD from submitted abstracts

5:05-5:25 pm   TBD from submitted abstracts

5:25-5:45 pm   TBD from submitted abstracts

5:45-6:10 pm   Fiona Walsh, Maynooth Univeristy, IE

6:10-6:40 pm   Closing remarks given by the Director of the Centre + Prizes

7:30 pm   Social dinner and Ceilidh