The Young Microbiologists Symposium (YMS) on Microbe Signalling, Organisation and Pathogenesis took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 27-28 August. NDPIA postdoc Enrique Joffré (Karolinska Institutet) participated in the event together with PhD students Danna Lee (Uppsala University) and Carlos Núñez Otero (Umeå University) in order to increase their understanding of the topic at hand and to network with peers and cutting edge researchers.
Enrique Joffré (in the photo): “The YMS2018 held in Queen´s University Belfast was a very fruitful and fun experience. I enjoyed building connections with other young researchers, being exposed to new ideas and getting feedback from well-known scientists in a very friendly environment. I noticed the effort of the organizers and speakers to recognize the important role of young scientist nowadays, which was very inspiring. The highlight of the conference, besides de scientific part, of course, was the social dinner and Irish céilí dance. Almost everybody participated, which was very entertaining. I would like to thank NDPIA for the financial support”.