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Recent Technologies in Microbiology

A one day conference bringing together the latest techniques applied in microbiology today.

Friday, 5th June 2015
Venue: Room-301 (3rd Floor), School of Bioscience, University of Birmingham

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Technologies used in biological research are always being further developed and refined, bringing both new tools for researchers to utilise and new applications for existing technologies. Microbiology in particular is reliant upon technological developments, from humble beginnings with the optical microscope and staining techniques to modern fluorescent, atomic force and electron microscopes and whole genome sequencing. Technological advancement has never been faster than it is currently; there are now more companies employing more staff and making use of more information than there have ever been previously. With the current speed of technological development, it can be difficult for already busy researchers to take the time to learn more about new technology. 

This conference will provide a means for delegates to learn a little about how some of the newer technologies work, and how different approaches can be used in research. Even when people are aware of a technology, they may not realise that it can be applied to their own work - this conference seeks to address this and provide fresh ideas for researchers at all stages of their career. This will be of particular benefit to young researchers thinking about how they can lead their own research, and for those who have been in research for a longer time who have well-established laboratories and only make use of a few approaches.

Conference Schedule:

Registration                                                                                         8:30 am

 

Conference Opening by Prof. Steve Busby                                                9:25am

 

Session 1 (Chair: Dr. Nick Loman)

 

Prof. Geoff Barton (University of Dundee)                                                9:35am

 

Prof David Jones  (University College London)                                        10:10am

 

Mr. Joshua Quick (University of Birmingham)                                          10:45am

 

Tea/Coffee Break                                                                                 11:05am

 

Session 2 (Chair: Dr. Nick Loman)

 

Prof. Roy Goodacre (University of Manchester)                                       11:20am

 

Prof. Steve Matthews (Imperial College London)                                     11:55am

 

Dr. Vassily Bavro (University of Birmingham)                                          12:30pm

 

Lunch (Poster Session(Judging) and Trade Exhibition)                             12:50pm

 

Session 3 (Chair: Prof. Gurdyal Besra)

 

Dr. Zania Stamataki (University of Birmingham)                                       2:00pm

 

Dr. Bettina Boettcher (University of Edinburgh)                                        2:35pm

 

Dr. Robert Shaw (University of Birmingham)                                            3:10pm

 

Tea/Coffee Break                                                                                   3:30pm

 

Session 4 (Chair: Prof. Gurdyal Besra)

 

Dr. Roger Draheim (University of Portsmouth)                                          3:50pm

 

Dr. Stuart McElroy  (University of Dundee)                                               4:25pm

 

Dr. Luke Alderwick (University of Birmingham)                                         5:00pm

 

Conference closing by Prof. Ian Henderson(Prizes)                                   5:20pm

 

Poster session, wine reception and networking                            5:45pm-7:00pm 

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