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David Westrip reviews the recent British Society for Microbial Technology conference, which was based on the theme “the genomic revolution in microbiology”.

The British Society for Microbial Technology (BSMT) has been organising successful scientific meetings for 37 years, though with the events of the last few years this has become a more challenging process. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic meant that 2020’s meeting had to be cancelled and 2021’s meeting switched to an online webinar format.  With the easing of restrictions there was clear enthusiasm for the return of face-to-face meetings, with delegate capacity being reached for the 2022 conference in record time. However, a further resurgence in COVID rates then necessitated postponing the conference from its traditional May date to later in the summer. 

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