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Recognising, and adapting to, a new era of microbiological challenges and anticipating solutions to future problems are the tenets of todays applied microbiologist.

Many of us are researching ways to improve human health by discovering new treatments and novel ways of making chemicals and medicines. Others are investigating safe, secure and sustainable food production; ways to protect our environment and provide safe drinking water whilst at the same time, promoting the one health approach. The list goes on.

Microbiology is more than just a day job: we are all seeking to understand how biological processes work in our tiny friends and then hone our skills to achieve the impossible with the invisible.

Collaboration is key to our discipline and this collaboration, like the microbes themselves, cannot recognise geographical boundaries. They must cross continents, languages and many other barriers in order to have real global impact.

We hope the SfAM International Applied Microbiology Conference will contribute to this new era of collaboration and communication. It has been organised by a group of international scientists for a global audience and in its free-to-all and virtual form, enables collaboration and attendance like no other SfAM event. 

But the event will only be effective with the right audience – so register today and actively participate to help us help you to make new connections, gain new skills and advance the science of applied microbiology.

Be sure to check back (and maybe even bookmark this page), as we will be adding even more to the programme. 

Monday 7 June
9am
Early Career Scientist Flash Presentations

ECS Presentations

12.30pm
Thinking about making a move to the UK?

Panel Discussion

3.30pm
Dr Gisli Einarsson - Lung/gut microbiome interactions of respiratory infections

Keynote Presentations

4pm
Professor Daniel Czyz - The human microbiome and its role in disease and infection

Keynote Presentations

4.30pm
Professor Julia Oh - The Human Skin Microbiome: Metagenomes to Therapeutics

Keynote Presentations

5.30pm
Professor Jack Gilbert - Microbial Systems Ecology in Global Soils: lessons for agricultural practice

Keynote Presentations

Tuesday 8 June
9am
Professor Han Wösten - Latest advancements in the fungal production and applications of bioplastics

Keynote Presentations

9.30am
Dr Lewis White - Developing novel diagnostic tools in mycology

Keynote Presentations

10.15am
Dr Sarah Glaven - Living biofilms for sense and respond with electrical current

Keynote Presentations

2pm
Transcriptome analysis: introduction to RNA-Seq with the Kallisto and Sleuth workflows

Skills & Techniques

4pm
Early Career Scientist Flash Presentations

ECS Presentations

Wednesday 9 June
9am
Yebeen Ysabelle Boo - Better ways of delivering antimicrobial stewardship in low-middle income countries: a case study using Indonesia.

Keynote Presentations

9.30am
Dr Adam Roberts - How COVID-19 is accelerating the threat of antimicrobial resistance

Keynote Presentations

10.45am
An SfAM investigation into the impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial resistance

Panel Discussion

11am
WH Pierce Prize Award Lecture - Dr Joan Geoghegan

Presentation

12pm
Dr Tiziana Di Martino - How medical technologies can contribute to fight AMR

Keynote Presentations

12.30pm
Rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing

Skills & Techniques

Thursday 10 June
9am
Microbiology & immersive multimedia: visualising microbes and their activities

Skills & Techniques

10am
Things I wish I knew when I was applying for a grant

Panel Discussion

3pm
Professor Sharon Peacock - Emergence, spread and implications of SARS-CoV-2 variants

Keynote Presentations

3.45pm
Professor Norbert Pardi - Development of new generation vaccines using nucleoside-modified mRNA

Keynote Presentations

4.15pm
Professor Hrishikesh Kulkarni - Complement activation in SARS-CoV2 infection

Keynote Presentations

5.30pm
Professor Dennis Burton - A demonstrable proof of principle for a new vaccine concept for HIV

Keynote Presentations

Friday 11 June
9am
Early Career Scientist Flash Presentations

ECS Presentations

3pm
Dr Angela Parry-Hanson Kunadu - The risk of antimicrobial resistance pathogens: case study of Salmonella serovars in poultry value chains in Ghana

Keynote Presentations

3.30pm
Professor Remco Kort - A decade of research and development with a probiotic starter culture in East Africa

Keynote Presentations

4pm
Professor Kalmia Kniel -Health People, Health Planet: Preventive Food Safety and Irrigation Water Sustainability

Keynote Presentations

4.30pm
Professor Jeffrey LeJeune - Addressing AMR from a food safety perspective

Keynote Presentations

5pm
ECS Flash Presentation Awards and Conference Close

ECS Presentations

This event is CPD certified, and attendees will recieve a certificate via email after the event. You must book and fully attend at least one of the workshop/panel discussion sessions throughout the conference to obtain your certificate. We will not be able to make exceptions.

International Conference Committee