Edinburgh Microbiology Forum Christmas Fair

  • When:  Tuesday 11 December 2012
  • Time:  1.20 - 6 pm
  • Location:  Ashworth Labs, Kings Buildings, Lecture Theatre 1 - NOTE change in venue

The first meeting of the Edinburgh Microbiology Forum will take place in the Ashworth Labs, Kings Buildings on Tuesday 11 December, 1.20 - 6 pm (lecture theatre 1): a microbiology Christmas fair!

A primary goal of the EMF is to further interactions within the extensive community of Edinburgh microbiologists.  Our aim for the 1st meeting is to capture the diversity of microbiology research across Edinburgh. Following an afternoon of talks, we will conclude with a festive drinks reception.


13.20 Introduction – Sam Brown (IEB)

13.30 Cathelicidins: antimicrobial immunomodulators in infectious lung diseases - Donald Davidson (Little France) 

13.45 Evolution on acid - Sinead Collins (IEB)

14.00 Host-microbe interactions in the human gastrointestinal tract - Gary Blakely (ICB)

14.15 Subversion of host cell actin dynamics by the intracellular melioidosis pathogen Burkholderia pseudomalle - Jo Stevens (Roslin)

14.30 Investigating the intracellular lifestyles of Listeria and Rhodococcus equi - Jose Vazquez-Boland (IIIR)

14.45 X-linking Xenogenic small RNA in Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli - Jai Tree (ICB)

15.00 Coffee break

15.30 Microbes from a physics perspective: theory and experiments - Rosalind Allen (Physics)

15.45 One-stop tests for microbiology - Kate Templeton (Little France)

16.00 Holding on to Microbial Ecology During the Metagenomics Revolution - Andrew Free (ICB)

16.15 Bacterial pathogenesis in food-producing animals  - Mark Stevens (Roslin)

16.30 General discussion

17.00 RECEPTION wine and minced pies!

Alongside the meeting plans, we are also working on a website to promote Edinburgh microbiology to the world at large - more on this soon. Many thanks to Edinburgh Infectious Diseases for providing logistical and financial support for both the website and our first meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Fair!

Sam Brown (sam.brown@ed.ac.uk, on behalf of the EMF organising committee)

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