Programme now available - Edinburgh Microbiology Forum Christmas Fair - 11 December

  • When:  Tuesday 11 December 2012
  • Time:  1.20 - 6 pm
  • Location:  Ashworth Labs, Kings Buildings, Lecture Theatre 3


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 - Garry 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 with mulled wine and mince pies!


Looking forward to seeing you at the Fair!

Sam Brown (, on behalf of the EMF organising committee)


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