Bacterial Machines in Action

Centre for Molecular Cell Biology
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Microbiology Society

Dates: 24-25 June 2024

Location: Skeel Lecture Theatre, People's Palace, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS Map 


A suite of sophisticated molecular machines drives virtually all essential cell functions of bacteria - from fundamental processes such as DNA replication and gene expression to highly specialised multi-component systems required for the interaction of bacteria with their environment. We would like to bring together leading researchers in the field and provide the audience with a comprehensive and timely insight into the actions of bacterial machines. We thereby aim to integrate structural, functional, physiological, and applied research across a diverse range of biological processes. This conference is supported by a grant from the Microbiology Society UK.

Invited speakers

  • Prof Ben Luisi (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Prof Heath Murray (Newcastle University, UK)
  • Dr Christine Kaimer (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
  • Dr Gregor Weiss (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Dr Sarah Barry (King's College London, UK)


  • Registration fee only: £45
  • Registration fee with Conference Dinner: £120

Abstract submission

You are welcome to submit an abstract (maximum of 250 words) if you wish to give an offered talk or present a poster at this conference. Please indicate the topic of your abstract according to the list below. The deadline of submission is Friday 15th March 2024. Abstracts will be reviewed by the session organisers once submission is closed. You will be notified of the outcome by mid-April 2024. By submitting an abstract to this conference, you are indicating to the session organisers your commitment to attend the event. Accepted abstracts will be published in the abstract book for the conference.

Abstracts are welcome for any of the following topics:

  • Bacterial Gene Expression Machinery
  • Bacterial Cell Cycle & Morphogenesis Machinery
  • Machinery for Biological Interactions of Bacteria
  • Light-responsive Bacterial Machines
  • Engineering Bacterial Machines
Contact:  Christoph Engl

Updated by: David Lockwood