Thanks to the JAMS faithful for coming out to the Australian Museum last night. The ranks were slightly depleted given the large contingents that are at the ISME conference in Korea this week. No matter, more pizza for all. In the short presentations Robert Moran gave a great account of his work on plasmid and resistance determinants in E. coli lineages in the human gut and Igy Pang from UNSW presented his work on gene co-expression networks underlying synergistic antifungal treatments. In the long presentation by Michael Gillings from Macquarie University results were presented that send an ominous warning of how global antibiotic use is affecting evolution. Michael gave a rivetting account of how microbiology is fused with the Anthropocene. FInally a massive congratulations to JAMS co-founder Professer Ian Paulson from Macquarie University for being awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship. Our very own home grown legend.
Association of Commonwealth Universities
You are invited to our inaugural anniversary half-day meeting at the Australian Museum, set for February 29th. Please sign-up to this event if you wish to attend or email us if need be.
Registration costs have been reduced to $35 for students and $75 for everyone else, thanks to the generous sponsorships of POCD Scientific, BD, The School of Molecular Bioscience (U. Sydney), The School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (UNSW), The School of Medicine (UWS), The Biomolecular Frontiers Research Centre (Macquarie U.), The Environmental Microbiology Initiative (UNSW), The C3 and I3 Institutes (UTS).
There is an expanded schedule with some great speakers from out of town and a poster session for PhD students. As an incentive for students to present their work, the best poster will be awarded with the inaugural EMI Best Poster Award.
If you intend to present your work, please provide a poster title during registration.
The schedule of the meeting is as follows:
2.30 - 3.00pm Poster setup.
3.00 - 3.15pm Welcomes, introductions and acknowledgements.