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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

About the Annual Symposium:

We are happy to announce the upcoming Cambridge Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium (previously known as Meeting of Minds), the 4th April 2023. This will be an in-person event, at Queens' College (see Map).

For those unfamiliar with it, the annual symposium is a one-day event in which CID brings together its members to learn about the network's research. There will be talks from senior researchers, combined with flash talks and poster presentations from ECRs; with representation from all Schools, embracing CID interdisciplinarity.

It is an excellent opportunity for our members to:

  • Hear about Cambridge’s strengths across infectious diseases;
  • Gain new perspectives and ideas to advance their research;
  • Engage with our major interdisciplinary themes and discuss project ideas;
  • Network with colleagues and find new collaborators.

Symposium sessions: 

This year, we have two invited speakers:

They will be part of the starting session on Antimicrobial Resistance, which will also feature a talk by Tanmay Bahrat (MRC LMB).

There will be three more sessions covering research areas of focus within the CID network. These are:

  • Vaccinology: with Caroline Trotter (Pathology), Henrik Salje (Genetics), and Sarah Hughes-McLure (ICRC; prev Geography).
  • Built Environments: with Ronita Bardhan (Architecture), Shaun Fitzgerald (Engineering), and Matthew Gandy (Geography).
  • Climate and Disease: with Harriet Bartlett (Oxford; prev Zoology), Anna Protasio (Pathology), and Romola Davenport (Geography).

Programme and Abstracts

Check our programme

List of abstracts - Invited speakers' talks


General Registration (deadline 14/03/23):

Whether you plan to present or you just want to attend the Annual Symposium as a general audience, we ask you to please register in advance. This facilitates the planning, especially for the venue and catering. Please indicate in the form if you have any requirements.

Registration form:



We would like to gratefully thank our sponsors for this event: New England Biolabs, Novogene, NextGen Diagnostics, Promega, Merck, and National Biofilms Innovation Centre.


If you have any other queries regarding this event, please get in touch with Maria Bargues-Ribera at

Tuesday, 4 April, 2023 - 09:00