YMS 2018 Information


Abstract submission:

If you are interested in attending and presenting at this meeting, please send an abstract and your contact details to: YMS2018@qub.ac.uk. Please indicate if you would like to be considered by the scientific committee for selection as an offered oral presentation.

Deadline for abstract submission: 30th June 2018.

Please note: there are limited spaces to present and attend so please enter your abstract as early possible to avoid disappointment.


There will be a £100 registration fee for all participants. This fee covers registration, coffee breaks, lunches, conference dinner and evening entertainment.

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Please access the above link to pay your registration fee. Your acceptance to the conference is only confirmed when the registration fee has been paid.

Meeting venue:

The symposium will be held in the Riddel Hall on the 27th-28th August 2018.

Riddel Hall
185 Stranmillis Rd,
Belfast, UK

FEMS Grants

This meeting is selected by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) to offer grants for congress participation for Early Career Researchers*. We have 7 grants of up to £220 each to assist with the costs of registration, travel and accommodation.

To apply for thitis grant, you would need to meet following requirements:

  • be a member of a FEMS Member Society* or be recommended by such a member
  • be an Early Career Scientist**
  • be an Active Microbiologist 
  • be presenting author at the meeting (oral or poster)

*Find out if your society is a FEMS Member at https://fems-microbiology.org/member-societies/ 
**These are active microbiologists who obtained the highest academic degree - Bachelor, Master or PhD - less than five years prior to the application deadline date, or are a Master or PhD student.

Application process
Please submit a completed ECS Meeting Grant Application Form to yms2018@qub.ac.uk by August 10th for consideration for a grant. Priority will be given to those giving an oral presentation, and will be decided upon by the organizing committee.

Contact us

For any queries please email us at YMS2018@qub.ac.uk.

You can also contact us via twitter @YMS2018

Alternatively, please contact any member of the organising team:

Dr Shi-qi An
The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine
Queen's University of Belfast
97 Lisburn Rd. Belfast

Dr Laura Hobley
University of Nottingham
Room B24 Food Sciences
Sutton Bonington Campus
Sutton Bonington
LE12 5RD

Prof Yang Liang
Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering
School of Biological Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
60 Nanyang Drive, SBS-01N-27

Dr Joana Sa Pessoa
The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine
Queen's University of Belfast
97 Lisburn Rd. Belfast











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