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Edinburgh Microbiology Forum

The Edinburgh Microbiology Forum has been set up as a focus for the growing and lively community of microbiologists in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is home to a range of research in microbiology, with over 30 research groups working on all aspects of microbial life. 

The University of Edinburgh houses an array microbial infectious disease labs spanning the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, The School of Biological Sciences and The Roslin Institute, integrated within the umbrella of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases.

In addition to a strong presence in microbial infection biology, the University has strengths in microbial biotechnology/synthetic biology (cell biology, chemistry), systems biology (synthetic and systems biology, physics of life), ecology/evolution (evolutionary biology) and fundamental cell and molecular biology (cell biology). Together, the ensemble of Edinburgh microbiology is an impressive force. The Edinburgh Microbiology Forum (EMF) provides information about the research, teaching, seminars and news in this exciting area of science.

2018 seminar series

Edinburgh Microbiology Forum Seminar:  Sex, drugs and antimicrobial resistance: the emergence of sexually-transmitted enteric pathogens among men who have sex with men

When: Tuesday 9 October 2018

Time: 3 pm

Where: G27 Lecture Theatre 1, Daniel Rutherford Building, The King's Building's, Edinburgh

Speaker: Kate Baker, University of Liverpool

Host: Bryan Wee, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Microbiology Forum Seminar:  Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiomes

When: Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Time: 1 pm

Where: Ashworth Labs, Lecture Theatre 3, The King's Building's, Edinburgh

Speaker: Willem van Schaik, University of Birmingham

Host: Ross Fitzgerald, University of Edinburgh

There will be time for post-docs and graduate students to meet with the speaker as a group. If anyone specifically wishes to meet the speaker, please contact the designated host in the first instance.  It is mandatory that all Roslin bacteriology graduate students attend these seminars.

If you wish to be added to the distribution list this can also be done by contacting Lisa Cormack

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Journal club

A Journal Club is being run alongside this seminar series.  This journal club is for all Bacteriology PhD Students and PostDocs and will focus on the work of the invited speaker.

The journal club will take place one week before the seminar at 3 pm in the Ground floor seminar room of the Roslin Institute, Easter Bush and/or Ashworth, King’s Buildings.  The journal to be discussed will be sent out separately in advance of the journal club.

We hope that the journal club will encourage more questions from Early Career Microbiologists after the seminar as well as providing a wider microbiology knowledge base.

Organisation of Edinburgh Microbiology Forum

Edinburgh Microbiology Forum seminars are coordinated by Dr. Gonzalo Yebra, Dr. Prerna Vohra and Dr. Stephen Fitzgerald with input from:

The Roslin Institute

Prof. Ross Fitzgerald*, Prof. David Gally, Dr. Jo Stevens, Prof. Mark Stevens*, Prof. Jose Vazquez-Boland (*members of the EID executive committee)

Little France

Dr. Thamarai Schneiders, Division of Pathway Medicine