Watch: Microbial Impacts – Wessex and South Coast Regional Meeting

The ability to manage and control the activities of microbes presents enormous opportunities and challenges and is now a focus of considerable interdisciplinary research and innovation strengths in the Wessex and South Coast region.

The 2021 Microbial Impacts Regional Networking Meeting titled, ‘Microbial Impacts – Harnessing regional and interdisciplinary strengths,’ took place on Friday 3 December in Southampton and aimed to:

  • Connect and accelerate new collaborations across the life sciences, physical sciences, medicine and engineering disciplines in order to set new directions and technology development relevant to microbes and microbial communities;
  • Catalyse discussion, exchange of ideas, and new collaborations addressing global challenges relevant to the field;
  • Build on research and innovation strengths in the Wessex and South Coast region.

In our ‘Rapid Fire’ pitches sessions a number of delegates gave 2 minute presentations on the subject of “Who am I, Why am I here?” (What can I offer, and what would I like). The meeting also featured presentations from key organisations and research infrastructure regionally.

All slides from the presentations and recordings of the talks are available below. 

Professor Peter JS Smith, Director; Institute for Life Sciences, University of Southampton.
Professor Jeremy S Webb, University of Southampton Co-Director at the National Biofilms Innovation Centre.

NBIC presentation

Professor Jeremy S Webb, University of Southampton Co-Director at the National Biofilms Innovation Centre. Download. 

Towards Precision Bioscience

Professor Paul Skipp; Professor of Proteomics, Director of the Centre for Proteomic Research; University of Southampton.

The UK Health Security Agency

Dr Mark Sutton, Scientific Leader – Healthcare Biotechnology, UKHSA.

Southampton NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Infection Theme

Professor Rob Read, Head of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Honorary Consultant Physician to Southampton University Hospitals; University of Southampton.

Wessex Health Partners

Professor Peter JS Smith, Director; Institute for Life Sciences, University of Southampton.

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Dr Stuart Armstrong, Principal Pharmacologist; Defence Science & Technology Laboratory DSTL.

Global Network for Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection (Global NAMRIP)

Professor Timothy Leighton, Chair, Global NAMRIP, University of Southampton.

‘Rapid Fire’ Presentations: “Who am I, Why am I here?” (What can I offer, and what would I like)

Professor Tom Bibby, Professor of Biological Oceanography; National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton. Download. 

Dr Marc Dumont, Lecturer in Environmental Microbiology, University of Southampton. Download.

Professor Bill Keevil, Chair in Environmental Healthcare, University of Southampton. Download. 

Dr Phyllis Lam, Associate Professor of Microbial Biogeochemistry; University of Southampton. Download. 

Dr Simon Moore; Lecturer in Molecular Biosciences, University of Kent. Download. 

Dr Franklin Nobrega, Lecturer in Microbiology, Principal Investigator Microbiology; University of Southampton. Download. 

Dr Sam Robson, Reader in Genomics and Bioinformatics, and Bioinformatics Lead at the Centre for Enzyme Innovation (CEI), University of Portsmouth. Download. 

Professor Jonathan Swann, Professor of Metabolism, University of Southampton. Download. 

Professor Jessica Teeling, Professor of Experimental Neuroimmunology, University of Southampton. Download. 

Dr Ivo Tews, Associate Professor in Structural Biology, University of Southampton. Download. 

Dr Michael Ardern-Jones, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Consultant Dermatologist; University of Southampton. Download. 

Dr Shabnam Bobdiwala, Clinical Research Fellow; University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. Download. 

Dr David Cleary; Career Track Post-Doctoral Fellow; University of Southampton. Download. 

Dr Charlotte Hind, Senior Research Scientist; UKHSA. Download. 

Dr Kordo Saeed, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist; University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. Download. 

Dr Stephen Taylor, Group Leader/Principal Scientist – Translational Pathogen Immunology & Interventions; UKHSA. Download. 

Dr Stephen Thomas, Senior Research Scientist; UKHSA. Download. 

Dr Anastasios Tsaousis, Reader in Molecular and Evolutionary Parasitology, Examinations Officer; University of Kent. Download. 

Professor Simon Waddell, Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis; Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex. Download. 

Dr Adam Whelan, Principal Scientist, Microbiology and Aerosol Science Group; Defence Science & Technology Laboratory DSTL. Download. 

Dr Nicholas Evans, Associate Professor in Bioengineering; University of Southampton. Download. 

Mr Liam Jones, Postgraduate Research Student; University of Southampton. Download. 

Professor Antonios Kanaras, Professor at the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Head of the Functional Nanomaterials and Applications Group; University of Southampton. Download. 

Dr Minkwan Kim, Lecturer in Astronautics; University of Southampton. Download. 

Dr Yongqiang Liu, Lecturer in Environmental Engineering; University of Southampton. Download. 

Professor Sumeet Mahajan, Professor of Molecular Biophotonics & Imaging, Head of Chemical Biology; University of Southampton. Download. 

Professor Mahesan Niranjan, Professor, Electronics and Computer Science; University of Southampton. Download. 

Dr Julian Wharton, Associate Professor within Engineering and Physical Sciences and Deputy Director of the National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS); University of Southampton. Download. 

Professor John Williams, Professor of Environmental Technology and research lead for the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying; University of Portsmouth. Download. 

Dr Merlin Wilcox, Academic Clinical Lecturer in the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education, University of Southampton. Download. 

Professor Xiangming Xu, Head of Science, National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB). Download. 

Local University of Southampton Organisers

Dr Marc Dumont, Lecturer in Environmental Microbiology

Professor Saul Faust, Director, NIHR Clinical Research Facility

Professor Mandy Fader, Associate Vice-President (Major Projects)

Professor Bill Keevil, Professor of Environmental Healthcare

Professor Tim Leighton, Chair of the Network for Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention (NAMPRIP)

Dr Franklin Nobrega, Lecturer in Microbiology

Professor Peter Smith, Director, Institute for Life Sciences

Dr Ivo Tews, Lecturer in Structural Biology

Professor Jeremy S Webb, University of Southampton Co-Director at the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (Chair)

Dr Sandra Wilks, Lecturer in Microbiology