It's that time of the year again and I'm not talking about Santa Claus. It's time for our second anniversary JAMS Presentation and Banquet. This year has been full of milestones including a microbiology display at the Australian Museum for grade school students and a trip to the Hawkesbury RIver to visit the new campus of the University of Western Sydney. JAMS also has some exciting news -- we will be incorporating next year which will make us bigger, better and official.
February 27th 2013 marks the second Annual JAMS Dinner at the Australian Museum with an expanded schedule, some great speakers from around the world and a poster session for PhD students. The Skeleton Gallery and over 100 skeletons -- including the horseman and the movable bicycle-riding man will play host to the banquet.
As an incentive for students to present their work, the best poster will be awarded with the Jeff Powell Perpetual Student Award.
The rest of the meeting is detailed below.
- 2:30-3:00pm Poster setup
- 3:00-3:15pm Welcomes, Introductions and Acknowledgements
- 3:15-3:45pm Ian Anderson - University of Western Sydney - TBA
- 3:45-4:15pm Ulrich Stingl - KAUST - Microbial Ecology of the Red Sea
- 4:15-6:00pm Poster session with tea/coffee break at 5pm
- 6:00-6:30pm Ruth Hall - University of Sydney - A Tale of Two Clones: Multiple Antibiotic Resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii
- 6:30-7:00pm Phil Hugenholtz - University of Queensland - The Big Picture: Insights From a Rapidly Expanding Genomic Tree of Life
- 7:00-8:30pm Two-course banquet in the Skeleton Gallery with win, beer and soft drinks
- 8:30-9:00pm Closing remarks and poster winners announcement
The cost of the event is partially covered by a generous sponsorship from the Australian Museum, POCD Scientific, the CSIRO, the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales, the University of Technology Sydney, the University of Western Sydney and Macquarie University.
The rest will be covered by registration and will include the dinner and drinks, prices to follow.
The JAMS steering committee.