General Information

Conference venues

The conference will be taking place in the Catherine Cookson Building and the Baddiley-Clark building. The venues will be sign-posted.


The registration desk will be located next to the David Shaw Lecture Theatre in the Catherine Cook Building.


All talks will be held in the David Shaw Lecture Theatre in the Catherine Cookson building. A detailed schedule and titles are included in this booklet.

AV facilities

  • Presenter PC with a standard set of software /HDMI cable to connect your personal device 
  • Speakers to amplify any audio from the PC or your connected personal device
  • Widescreen (16:9) Digital display (this may either be a data projector or a large screen)

Poster presentations

The posters will be set-up in the Forum and the Seminar Room in the Baddiley-Clark Building.


Visiting academics from participating institutions can use eduroam over wireless to login at Newcastle using their local Login Name and Password.
Wireless Guest Service
Visitors who are not able to connect to eduroam can use the free cloud WiFi network WiFi Guest to access the Internet using their own computer.


During the breaks there will be a tea/coffee buffet just outside the David Shaw Lecture Theatre. The lunch buffets will be in the Baddiley-Clark Building.

Sponsor Exhibitions

Our sponsors will set up stalls next to the David Shaw Lecture Theatre in the Catherine Cookson Building.

Conference dinner

The evening event will be held at the Wylam Brewery in Exhibition Park – a 10 minute walk from the main venues.

Apply for funding

This meeting is selected by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) to offer grants for congress participation for Early Career Researchers.

To apply for this grant, you would need to meet following requirements:

  • be a member of a FEMS Member Society* or be recommended by such a member
  • be an Early Career Scientist**
  • be an Active Microbiologist 
  • be presenting author at the meeting (oral or poster)

*Find out if your society is a FEMS Member at 
**These are active microbiologists who obtained the highest academic degree - Bachelor, Master or PhD - less than five years prior to the application deadline date, or are a Master or PhD student.

Application process
Please submit a completed ECS Meeting Grant Application Form to Wendy Grunson (


Delegate Category Early Bird Registration Rate (April 12, 2019 Regular Registration Rate (April 12, 2019)
Student / Postdoc £60 £120
Academic / Professional







 What's included

  • Scientific sessions of talks held on 17th & 18th June 2019
  • Poster session
  • Lunch on both days & refreshments during breaks
  • Evening eveny at Wylam Brewery on the 17th June 2019 –
  • Access to Sponsor Exhibitions
  • Free use of Wi-Fi throughout the meeting venue