Fall 2018

October 5th

Sophie Clough, University of York
Rapid pathogen resistance evolution can shape the antibacterial activity of plant growth promoting Pseudomonas bacteria

Daniel Morse, Cardiff University
The complex world of polymicrobial denture-associated biofilms: microbial composition, interactions and infection

November 2nd

Alasdair Hubbard, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Evolutionary trajectories and growth characteristics of spontaneous amoxicillin-clavulanic acid-resistant Escherichia coli mutants are affected by growth media

Hannah Behrens, University of Oxford
Structure and mode of action of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa-specific toxin pyocin S5 explain its high potency

November 30th

Alexandre Almeida, Wellcome Sanger Institute
The human gut microbiota: how much do we really know?

Axel Janssen, University Medical Center Utrecht
Mechanisms of colistin resistance in nosocomial Escherichia coli isolates

Spring 2019

January 25th

Matthew Whelan, University College Dublin
Investigating the interplay between supercoiling mediated gene regulation, fluoroquinolone resistance and virulence in Campylobacter jejuni

Arya Gupta, St George's University of London
Transfer and stability of antimicrobial resistance genes in clinical MRSA

February 22nd

Joseph Kirk, University of Sheffield
The Crystal Coat of Clostridium difficile

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

March 22nd

Amy Switzer, Imperial College London
Sustained nitrogen starvation in Escherichia coli – A (re)programme about time

Linda Oyama, Queen's University Belfast
The gut microbiome: a toolbox for novel anti-infective discovery and fighting antimicrobial resistance

Summer 2019

May 10th

Fatima Ulhuq, Newcastle University
A novel protein substrate of the Staphylococcus aureus Type VII protein secretion system

Liam Rooney, University of Strathclyde
Applying the Mesolens to Microbiology; Visualising the Internal Architecture of Bacterial Biofilms

June 7th

Elisa Granato, University of Oxford
Survival at any cost – How self-lysis shapes bacterial warfare

Dean Walsh, University of Nottingham
Can the widely used biocide triclosan protect Staphylococcus aureus from antibiotic treatment?

July 5th

John Allan, Newcastle University
RC/GC: Remote Control of Genetic Circuits

Alicia Russell, John Innes Centre
Discovery and characterisation of novel microbial natural products