British Society for Microbial Technology
30th BSMT Annual Scientific Conference: Friday 15 May 2015
Venue: Colindale, Public Health England (formerly Health Protection Agency)

Diagnostic microbiology: Lab life but not as we know it


The BSMT Annual Conference is aimed at bench microbiologists to provide up-to-date information about organisms and techniques especially new molecular technology

Programme Summary

  • Professor Eric Bolton, President BSMT will Chair the conference
  • Professor Mark Pallen, Professor of Microbial Genomics and Head of the Microbiology and Infection Unit, Warwick Medical School
    Bacterial Genomics and Metagenomics in Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Dr Claire Gordon, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford
    Whole genome sequencing: a one stop shop for Staphylococcus aureus and beyond
  • Dr Jette Jung, Consultant in Clinical Microbiology, University of Munich
    Beyond bacterial identification: Future applications for MALDI-TOF MS in the clinical microbiology laboratory
  • Dr Kate Templeton, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Microbiology, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh
    PCR testing including enteric PCR: test evaluations and application of PCR in clinical microbiology
  • Professor Rick Holliman, Lead Public Health Microbiologist for London, PHE Public Health Laboratory, The Royal London Hospital
    Genomics and its impact on diagnostic microbiology
  • Denise Cook, General Manager, Department of Infection and Immunity Sciences, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Frimley
    Total lab automation: the real potential
  • Dr Mark Wilks, Clinical Scientist, Barts Health NHS Trust, London
    Direct detection of bacteria from clinical specimens by MX PCR/ESI MS - the Abbott PLEX/IRIDICA system
    (Discussion)

We thank the following companies for their continuing support for the BSMT scientific meetings without which we would not be able to convene the meetings:

  • Alphalabs
  • Becton Dickinson UK Limited
  • Bioconnections
  • bioMerieux UK Ltd
  • Bruker UK Ltd
  • Don Whitley Scientific
  • Launch Diagnostics
  • Mast Diagnostics
  • Medical Wire and Equipment Co
  • Oxoid Ltd
  • Pro-Lab Diagnostics
  • Werfen Ltd (Instrumentation Laboratory)