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Molecular Microbial Ecology Group meeting (MMEG) 2021


The next Molecular Microbial Ecology Group (MMEG) meeting will be held on Dec 1st and 2nd 2021 at the John Innes Centre conference centre which is based on the Norwich Research Park in the East of England. This meeting is a forum for early career researchers to present their data in front of a friendly and supportive audience and to network with each other and with more senior scientists.

Register for this meeting HERE. The deadline for registration and abstract submission is the 1st November 2021.

Instruction for Abstracts

If you would like to apply for a talk (12+3 min) or a flash presentation (3+2 min), please send your abstract by email to both Laura Lehtovirta-Morley (l.lehtovirta-morley@uea.ac.uk) and Colin Murrell (j.c.murrell@uea.ac.uk).

Abstracts must contain:

• Name and the affiliation of the presenting author

• Name(s) and the affiliation(s) of co-author(s)

• Career stage of the presenting author, e.g. 3rd year PhD student / Postdoc / Research Fellow

• The main body of the abstract should not exceed 200 words and should summarise the background, methods, results and conclusions of the research. Author names, affiliations, career stage or references do not count towards this word limit.

Follow @mmeg2021 on twitter for updates.

Our keynote speaker will be: Dr Kirsten Bos who is a Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Kirsten is a physical anthropologist specialising in ancient DNA and infectious disease.

The conference dinner will be at Namaste Village, a superb Indian restaurant in the city centre.

We recommend booking hotel accommodation in Norwich city centre, there are some links below:

Norwich Central Travel Lodge

Norwich Riverside Travel Lodge

The Georgian Townhouse, a hidden city oasis where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The Maids Head Hotel is the oldest hotel in Britain and is located in the historic Tombland district, next to our beautiful, 1000-year old Anglican Cathedral. Matthew Shardlake stayed here in CJ Sansom’s novel Tombland (set in 1549).