Scottish Microbiology Society Symposium

Simon Burton simon at
Mon Sep 6 08:30:29 EST 1999


University of Abertay, Dundee
 23rd September 1999

Registration and call for oral and poster contributions
The Division of Molecular & Life Sciences, University of Abertay will
host the 9th Symposium of the Scottish Microbiology Society on 23rd
September 1999. The keynote speakers for this symposium will be Prof.
Hugh Pennington (University of Aberdeen) who will speak on E.coli 0157,
Dr. David Parratt (Dundee) who will talk on "Chlamydia pneumoniae and
coronary heart disease", Dr. Gwen Allardice who will talk on "HIV in
Scotland", and Dr. John Cowden (SCIEH, Glasgow) who will speak on
Campylobacter. The afternoon theme of the meeting will be ‘Emerging
pathogens in Scotland.’

There will be an opportunity for members to give short 15 minute
presentations (5 minutes questions) during the morning session on any
aspect of microbiology. The afternoon sessions will be restricted to
offered papers on medical microbiology. Presenting members will be
required to submit a short abstract (1 page or more. The abstracts will
be published on the Society web page. Those wishing to attend must fill
out and send the registration form obtained from the address below or
inform Dr. Graeme Walker (see below). Entry to the Symposium is free to
members. Coffee may be charged at £1. Entry for non-members on the day
will be £4 and £7 for students and professionals respectively, which
will include a years membership to the society. Yearly membership fees
remain at £3 for students and £6 for professionals.

See the society web site for further details nearer the time at The University of Abertay
is located in Dundee city centre (

Provisional format
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME (Board Room, Abertay University)
10:00 – 10:30   Registration and coffee
10:30 – 11:15   Invited Lecture 1. Dr. David Parratt (Dundee)
                          "Chlamydia pneumoniae and coronary heart
11:15 – 11:35 Offered paper 1. Dr. Karen Deans (Strathclyde) "Bacillus"
11:35 – 11:55   Offered paper 2.
11:55 – 12:40   Invited Lecture 2. Dr. John Cowden (SCIEH, Glasgow)
12:40 – 14:00   Lunch
14:00 – 14:45   Invited Lecture 3. Dr. Gwen Allardice (SCIEH, Glasgow)
"HIV in Scotland"
14:45 – 15:05   Offered paper 3.
15:05 – 15:25   Offered paper 4.
15:25 – 16:00   Coffee
16:00 – 17:00   Invited Lecture 4. Prof. Hugh Pennington  (Aberdeen) "E.
coli 0157"
17:00-18:30     Cheese and wine reception
Closing date for the submission for oral and poster presentations is
10th and 17th September 1999 respectively, or by arrangement with Dr.
Graeme Walker, Division of Molecular & Life Sciences, University of
Abertay, Bell Street, Dundee DD1 1HG (e-mail: g.walker at

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