National Collection of Type Cultures Centenary Symposium
Aims and objectives:
- create a forum for PHE and academic experts to present their NCTC-associated work
- promote and enable knowledge sharing and development of best practice in bacteriology
- raise the profile of the collection’s diverse isolates (Murray collection of pre-antibiotic era Enterobacteriaceae isolates, a wealth of strains with known antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, reference and outbreak strains, and pathogenic strains with unusual morphologies/characteristics)
- highlight the use of data from historical cultures in better understanding the phylodynamics of bacterial pathogens
- provide an opportunity for users of NCTC strains and genomic data to present and discuss their own work
The 35th Annual Scientific Conference will be on Thursday 14 May 2020 at the RAF Museum, Hendon.
Title: The Genomic and Molecular Revolution in Microbiology: in Technology we Trust (or do we?).
The theme of the conference is to explore how the molecular revolution in microbiology has been useful in improving patient care. Where possible, speakers are encouraged to be provocative in their presentations with the purpose of challenging the audience to question their presumptions.
For more details, see the BSMT website (https://www.bsmt.org.uk)
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