SGM | Irish Division Meeting:Microbial Interfaces | 17-19 June 2015
Call for Abstracts




Oral/Poster Abstract Submissions:
Abstracts can be uploaded by clicking here for consideration for oral or poster presentation.  Abstracts should be 250 words and submitted as a pdf file.  Closing date for abstract submissions has been extended to March 20th, 2015.

Extended Abstract Submissions:
We also invite post-graduate students in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of their research programmes to submit an extended abstract.  The format for this abstract should be a max of 2 pages with font size 12.  The extended abstract should also include a one page letter of support from the students’ Academic mentor included as part of the abstract (this is not included in the 250 words).   These extended abstracts will be considered for special Postgraduate Student Platform Presentations (15 mins + 5 mins questions).  Representatives from the Irish Division of the SGM will be selected from the Postgraduate Platform Presentations and invited to enter the 2016 SGM Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year Competition (
Please click here to upload your extended abstracts.

All abstracts must be uploaded in PDF format.  Themes of the conference include;

  • The Host-Microbe Interface
  • Health from the Environment
  • Microbiology for Engineering & the Bioeconomy
  • The Pathogen-Device Interface
  • Ecosystems Microbiology
  • Click here to submit an abstract for the conference.

Oral Presentations:
Please bring your presentation in powerpoint format on a USB memory stick.  Compatibility with other presentation software cannot be guaranteed.  Your presentation should be uploaded given in the Speaker Preview Room at least 2 hours in advance of your presentation to ensure compatibility with the equipment available – AV support will be available to assist.

Poster Abstract Submissions:
Size of display: Standard A0 size (portrait orientation) 841mm(w) x 1189mm(h) - your poster should not exceed these measurements.  Your viewing time and details on setting up and taking down will be advised prior to the conference. Details on your poster number and location will be available within your welcome pack on arrival.  You are required to be available by your poster, during the designated time, to discuss the work presented.

A number of posters submitted by PhD students will be selected and invited to present short "elevator pitch" talks during the poster sessions. PhD students should indicate that they are the presenting author on their abstract to be considered for such a slot.