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Spring Conference 2011, Harrogate International Centre, 11-14 April

Call for Abstracts
Play an active part in the SGM Spring Conference 2011. Submit an abstract via our on-line system. Deadline for submissions: 14 January 2011.
Register for the meeting before March 4 to take advantage of the early-bird registration fee.

The spring conference will offer a fantastic programme covering a broad range of microbiological themes including:
Intracellular life | Seeing the cell through the "eyes" of the virus
Social evolution | Mechanisms of DNA repair | Microbial PAMPS
Life at zero growth rate | Microbes & maths
Vaccines | Meningitis | Osmotic & oxidative stress responses
Food biosecurity | Insect symbiosis

Workshops will include
Pathogenesis | Replication & gene expression | Structural virology | Cell-to-cell transmission | Vaccines & antivirals
Working with the media | Networking workshop & supper for early-career delegates |Getting Published.

Also featuring
SGM Prize Medal Lecture, Fleming Prize Lecture, Colworth Prize Lecture

Irish Division

19-20 April 2011 - Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Microbial Viruses: Genomics, Evolution and Applications in Ecology, Biotechnology and Medicine Information »


Vacation Studentships 2011

Attention SGM members in the UK and Ireland
Do you know of an undergraduate student who is seeking experience of research? Do you have an idea that could be turned into a research project for a summer student?
If so, you could apply for a Vacation Studentship grant - small awards to enable undergraduates to work on microbiological research projects for 6-8 weeks during the summer vacation. The awards include a bursary (for the student) of £185 per week and up to £400 for specific research costs.
Applications on behalf of named students are now invited from SGM members in higher education institutions, research institutes and SMEs (as defined by Companies House). Closing date 18 February 2011.

Microbiology Outreach Prize 2011

The Microbiology Outreach Prize (sponsored by Yakult UK Ltd) is awarded to a microbiologist who has undertaken high-quality outreach activities over a sustained period of time.
Nominations are invited on behalf of or from microbiologists in the UK or Ireland. Nominees may be at any stage of their career but would usually have been engaged in outreach activities during the last 2 – 5 years. Further details and a nomination form are available.
The winner will receive £350 and deliver a talk on their activities at the SGM Autumn Conference, University of York, September 2011. 
Closing date for nominations is 28 February 2011.

Hayes-Burnet Travel Award 2011

Postgraduate Student Associate Members in the UK & Ireland are invited to apply for an award of up to £3000 to present work at the Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting, 4-8 July 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and make a short research visit of up to three weeks at a laboratory in Australia. Further details of the scheme including an application form are now available. Read about a previous winner's experience in Microbiology Today.
Closing date for applications is  11 February 2011.

Previous SGM Meetings

Autumn Meeting, University of Nottingham, 6-9 Sept

Abstracts from the meeting are available to download.

Spring Conference 2010, Edinburgh International Conference Centre

The prize lectures and public engagement lecture are available as webcasts. You will need to register with the site to gain access to the lectures

Joint Meetings with Other Societies

SGM is supporting the following meetings:

13-15 January 2011 — ESCV Winter Meeting

Institute for Child Health, London
Contact: website »

20 January 2011 — Antibiotics 2011 - Where Now?

Burlington House, London
Contact: Royal Society of Chemistry »

26-28 May 2011 — Fighting Infections: Challenges & Recent Progress

Bergen, Norway

Last updated 14 January 2011