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.