The 11th AMI Early Career Scientist (ECS) Research Symposium will be held on the 20 June 2022, at the Mercure Holland House, Cardiff. This return to face-to-face symposia will offer early career scientists the chance to present their work both orally and by poster, meet and network with ECS colleagues, and learn about the broad opportunities available to ECS from speakers across industry and academia.

The ECS Research Symposium offers a supportive environment for delegates to develop their presentation skills and receive supportive feedback from like-minded people. Drawing on over a decade of successful symposiums, this event is a great opportunity to engage with the microbiology community and expand your network.

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Who will this event be of interest to?

The event will cover a diverse range of topics and will be of interest to all early career scientists across the whole spectrum of microbiology disciplines.

AMI ECS members can attend this conference for free, and are also eligible for the Don Whitley Travel Bursary, which can cover up to £100 of travel expenses within the UK.


The programme includes ECS talks, a poster session, networking, and a careers session.

The full programme will be announced shortly.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now open!  Abstracts must be submitted by 19 April 2022

Click the Abstract tab to submit an abstract for a 10-minute short talk, 20-minute long talk or a poster.