Autumn 2019

October 4th

Eleanor Townsend, University of Warwick
Bacteriophage: Potentials for enhancing anti-biofilm therapy

Erik Bakkeren, ETH Zurich
Salmonella persisters promote the spread of antibiotic resistance plasmids in the gut

November 1ST

Aileen Baird, University of Birmingham
Forest fungi- How will our forest microbes be affected by climate change?

Christopher Fröhlich, University of Tromsø
Sub-MIC concentrations of ceftazidime drive evolution of the OXA-48 carbapenemase

November 29th

Paz Aranega Bou, Public Health England
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales in hospital sinks: prevalence and dispersal patterns

Martijn Riool, University of Amsterdam AMC
Novel Surface Strategies to Combat Biomaterial-Associated Infections

Spring 2020

January 24th

Rene Christena, University of Sheffield
Identification of a novel peptidoglycan hydrolase in E. faecalis

Christine Jordan, Imperial College London
Understanding how bacterial products from the microbiota enter the host, determining where they aggregate, and their influence over immune cells at these sites

February 21ST

Marwa Hassan, University of Warwick
Predicting antibiotic-associated virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms

Liam Shaw, University of Oxford
Lateral thinking: insights into horizontal gene transfer in the wild from hundreds of environmental Enterobacteriaceae

March 20TH

Ingra Claro, University of Sao Paulo
A nanopore, long-read metagenomics method for arbovirus surveillance in Brazil

Gurmeet Kaur, University of Leeds
Inhibition of the ComDE Pathway of Streptococcus mutans by Aromatic 1,3-disubstituted ureas: An in vivo study

Summer 2020

May 7th

Ali Budhi Kusuma, Newcastle University
Untold Stories of The Indonesian’s Ring of Fire: From Actinobacterial Diversity to Novel Antimicrobial Biodiscovery

Celia Souque, University of Oxford
Integrons: adaptation on demand?

June 5th

Gareth LuTheryn, University of Southampton
Ultrasound mediated therapies for the treatment of biofilms in chronic wounds

Liisa Veerus, University of Oxford
Exploring Reproductive Microbiotas of a Sexually Promiscuous Host

July 3RD

Elena Conti, University of Aberdeen
Friends or foes?: Investigating the potential health impacts of human gut bacteria

Boas van der Putten, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development
Modes of persistence of ESBL+ E. coli after acquisition during travel