Candida and Candidiasis 2023 – a view from Twitter
Posted on May 26, 2023 by Priya Gurung
Candida and Candidiasis 2023 took place on 13–17 May 2023 at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, Canada. In this blog, we take a look at the highlights from Twitter.
#Candida2023 was our biggest Focused Meeting so far, with 338 delegates from 29 countries, including countries from North and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe! The programme was filled with scientific talks and poster presentations from experts across the world in the field of Candida.
We were excited to welcome new faces and welcome back familiar faces in the Candida community together in person after five years!
We’re on our way!! #Candida2023 @chitinette @MicrobioSoc @AFGTweets pic.twitter.com/eOIlQLHVKF
— Dr. Delma Childers (@Childers_Lab) May 13, 2023
Montreal, we have arrived! Ready to soak up all the science and poutine this city has to offer at #Candida2023.
Thank you to @Co_Biologists for giving me the chance to indulge in both with their amazing travel grant! 🇨🇦 @thenagliklab pic.twitter.com/G9NiFxq1W2
— Lea Lortal (@LortalLea) May 13, 2023
Good morning Montreal! Looking forward to #candida2023 pic.twitter.com/sHv2zVd7wn
— Dr. Allison M Porman Swain (@DrPorman) May 13, 2023
The scientific sessions at #Candida2023 were designed to give delegates a forum to discuss the latest advances in the field of Candida and spotlight the achievements of early career scientists.
And #Candida2023 is off! Is my first Candida meeting and I am looking forward to meet colleagues and old friend! And make new ones! Lots of faces from Woods Hole #MOMY2013 already! pic.twitter.com/6rwvzBg4KG
— Felipe H. Santiago (@Felipe_hst) May 13, 2023
As always, a fantastic talk from my supervisor @CowenLab at #Candida2023 discussing a recent story on a novel antifungal strategy using a broad-spectrum Fas1 inhibitor (beautiful work lead by @nicolerevie and @KaliIyer) pic.twitter.com/WAmJQi5vFG
— Jessie MacAlpine (@jessiemacalpine) May 14, 2023
Many members of the Cowen Lab team are at #Candida2023! Check out all our posters summarized below and come hear about some exciting new stories on drug discovery and functional genomics in C. albicans and beyond pic.twitter.com/tGENkEbvki
— Cowen Lab (@CowenLab) May 14, 2023
I loved sharing my work with everyone at #Candida2023 https://t.co/IqyXCmD4Lf
— Émer Hickey (@emerhickk) May 14, 2023
The poster sessions showcased the diversity of research within the Candida community. Our delegates were able to share their work, and discuss and exchange ideas with one another, giving plenty of opportunities for early career researchers to present their work too!
Great elevator talk and poster by @HenryManon12 about how manganese homeostasis shapes fungal biology and virulence of Candida albicans #Candida2023 pic.twitter.com/x41MMk3giC
— Maria Mantilla (@mantillamaria95) May 14, 2023
These two were so nonstop busy presenting their posters could barely sneak in a good photo #candida2023 pic.twitter.com/OQf8McK5Mb
— Rebecca Shapiro (@ShapiroRebecca) May 14, 2023
A selection of @MRCcmm posters that were presented last night at the first poster session @MicrobioSoc meeting in Montréal #Candida2023 pic.twitter.com/aETW8GRtO6
— Jane (@jusher1979) May 15, 2023
If you are at #Candida2023 and wants to know more about fungal CAUTIs please come by poster 148 today! pic.twitter.com/QEEmz4mRzE
— Felipe H. Santiago (@Felipe_hst) May 15, 2023
Our awesome postocs Yasmine @YasmineYum and Irene presented their posters today!#Candida2023 pic.twitter.com/uIkvSh0wN4
— Erika Shor (@mutant_fungus) May 15, 2023
If you want to hear more about our CRSPRi pooled libraries come see me at my poster #161
I also want to thank @evofunpath and @MMSAmycology for funding my travel to #Candida2023 pic.twitter.com/F1eLM89MlN
— laurwensing (@laurwensing) May 16, 2023
Thanks for the compliment @MicrobioSoc!! #Candida2023 pic.twitter.com/vGbc138TVQ
— Wouter Van Genechten (@WGenechten) May 16, 2023
Many congratulations to our poster prize winners Delavy Margot, Viola Halder and Daniel Gutzmann (not pictured)! They were awarded an Outstanding Science Prize for a scientific poster, sponsored by our flagship journal, Microbiology.
Huge congratulations to our #Candida2023 poster prize winners @MargotDelavy, @ViolaHalder and Daniel Gutzmann (not pictured), sponsored by #MicrobioJ! pic.twitter.com/ndcRjU1P43
— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) May 17, 2023
Canada Showcase and social programme
The Microbiology Society hosted our first Canada Showcase at the McGill Faculty Club. Delegates from #Candida2023 and local scientists were welcomed to network over some drinks and canapes, and to find out more about the Society from the Chief Executive, Peter Cotgrave, Society staff members, Editors and more.
Great to meet scientific organisers past, present and future of #candida2023 at @MicrobioSoc #MicrobioCanadaShowcase23 in Montréal pic.twitter.com/TTuRfCgvDM
— Peter Cotgreave (@PeterCotgreave) May 16, 2023
Preparing to welcome you for the Canada Showcase at the @mcgillu Faculty Club, see you soon! #MicrobioCanadaShowcase23 #Candida2023 pic.twitter.com/EIWdSHL3r7
— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) May 15, 2023
During the conference dinner, the Candida community paid tribute to Frank C. Odds. He was a mycologist and studied Candida albicans, establishing how modern researchers study fungal pathogens and the diseases they cause.
A beautiful tribute to Frank Odds by @chitinette at #Candida2023 – so many happy memories pic.twitter.com/x9JkXp1UuI
— Megan Lenardon (@_doctormeg) May 16, 2023
Thank you once again to all the organisers, speakers, poster presenters and delegates who joined us at the #Candida2023 and helped make it a success! We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did, and we look forward to welcoming you back at our future events.
The members of the Cowen Lab team attending #Candida2023 It’s been a phenomenal meeting so far and a great chance to reconnect with the community in-person. pic.twitter.com/fDEE8S4mqp
— Cowen Lab (@CowenLab) May 15, 2023
Super proud of our groups work and thrilled to learn from all the incredible scientists at #Candida2023 @MicrobioSoc pic.twitter.com/sHRzsYwzDk
— Josh Nosanchuk (@josh_nosanchuk) May 16, 2023
More fun from Candida in Canada 🇨🇦 Great last conference of the PhD journey!! #Candida2023 pic.twitter.com/WuMCk610nP
— Hannah Wilson (@HyphaeHan) May 17, 2023
Had an amazing time at #Candida2023 in Montreal! Thank you to the organisers and to @MicrobioSoc for a great conference! See you at the next one!@thenagliklab @OliviaKAPaulin @antzela_tsavou pic.twitter.com/InMtEYQDN7
— Lea Lortal (@LortalLea) May 17, 2023
We had an amazing time at #candida2023! It was so great to connect with everyone and hear about new Candida research. I am so proud of my lab for presenting their work to the community, and Darian and Juliet for their prize-winning talks! pic.twitter.com/pYl2gwV6CX
— Dr. Teresa O’Meara (@teresa_omeara) May 18, 2023