BUG Symposium 2022

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Bacterial Ultra Group (BUG), a symposium was held at the National University of Singapore. The 7 BUG PIs kicked off the symposium by sharing their BUG memories and research showcase.

Memories of BUG – Swaine Chen

BUG reflections – Yunn Hwen Gan

BUG encapsulation – Chris Sham

Exploring the gut microbiota-derived peptidoglycan fragments in host – Yuan Qiao

Genetic mobility redefined by the life cycles of bacteriophages and pathogenicity islands – John Chen

Adventures in (mostly) Enterococcal polymicrobial infections – Kimberly Kline

The BUG that sticks – Shu Sin Ch’ng

BUG group photo taken with all participants, including Bill Burkholder, who made a special virtual appearance.

Group shot with all the BUG PIs. Cheers to another 10 year of BUG!

Next was a seminar given by Christoph Tang about immune evasion by Neisseria meningitidis.

The BUG symposium ended with a poster session with 31 presenters from the BUG community.

Big thank you to the BUG symposium organizers for the successful event! Everyone had a great time exchanging scientific ideas and catching up.

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