FEMS NEWA AUGUST
11 września 2022
|FEMS News August 2022|
|Hello, Summer is almost over and yet we have so many things to look forward to, like the International Microorganism Day coming up next month! We have collected our main news for you, save the dates and enjoy the read!|
Kind regards,The FEMS Team
|Exhibit at FEMS2023 with 50% Discount|
Are you representing a FEMS Member Society? Would your Society like to exhibit at our 10th Congress of European Microbiologists?FEMS2023 will be dedicated to showcasing the latest developments in microbiology and connect to microbiologists from all over the world.
|FEMS Member Societies are entitled to a 50% discount on our exhibition packages. If you would like to learn more and/or claim your discount, fill in the interest form and write in the comment section “I would like to make use of the FEMS Member Society exhibition discount”.|
|Save the date!FEMS, DGHM and VAAM invite you to the 10th Congress of European Microbiologists, taking place in Hamburg, Germany, 9-13 July 2023!Join us at an event dedicated to showcasing the latest developments in microbiology and connect to microbiologists from all over the world.Save the date and see you in Hamburg in 2023!|
|Starting from October 2022, registration will open AND you can submit an abstract application for oral or poster presentation of your research (see our main categories), or oral presentation in one of the workshops (see workshop titles) AND abstract submission for the Congress Attendance Grant will open!Registration for the members of the FEMS Member Societies to join as participants will open in October 2022. The members of the FEMS Member Societies will also receive a discount of up to 100 EUR.READ MORE|
|It’s nearly IMD2022!It’s only a few weeks until International Microorganism Day 2022. Many projects, events and initiatives are coming together to celebrate IMD2022 this year! Find out all about them below:|
· This year for IMD, we are encouraging our followers across the world to self-organize into groups to create events to celebrate IMD2022! We are directly involved with events in Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Japan, and Nigeria and organizers from over the world are composing their events.Stay tuned for more updates
|Changes in the events teamWe are happy and proud to announce our new member of the FEMS Team: Events Partnerships Officer Bruno Hasa (left image). He will be the FEMS contact for everything related to exhibition, sponsorship and advertising.Alas, we also have to say goodbye to someone: our colleague Malin Inzinger (right image), will leave FEMS from September. You may have known Malin if you have attended one of our events in the past year. She is moving on to new adventures – and as we wish her luck on her career change, we will sorely miss her!Speaking of new adventures, our events team is looking for a new colleague! Are you looking for a 6 month employment working on logistics and events? Then don’t hesitate and write to us now!|
We are looking to expand our team with a colleague that will oversee the day-to-day logistical management of our events, assist in planning and preparation, administer sections our website and help to draft and distribute our newsletters. If this sounds like you, have a look at the full job description here and apply!
|The FEMS Opportunities Board shares with you microbiology events, jobs, funding and much more. Here are our top picKs of the month:Postdoc in Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology: ItalyPostdoc in fungal ecology with GlobalFungi: Czech Republic14th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting “Life Sciences – now more than ever”If you want to promote your opportunity click the button bellow, it’s that easy!|
|Competence Framework ‘Science for Policy’ for researchersThe European Commission Joint Research Centre developed an interactive Competence Framework called ‘Science for Policy’ for researchers. The interactive diagram allows to explore competences needed to interact with policymakers and make a positive impact together.|
|Five competence clusters focus on:UNDERSTAND POLICYPARTICIPATE IN POLICYMAKINGCOMMUNICATEENGAGE WITH CITIZENS & STAKEHOLDERSCOLLABORATEThe clusters unfold into 3-7 competences each (27 competences in total)|
Every competence is structured into a 4-level progression model: foundational, intermediate, advanced and expert level. The competences describe attitudes, skills, and knowledge & understanding
The framework is a great way to understand how to interact with policymakers and to make an impact at the policymaking level. Take a look!
|Grant applications, approaching dealines!Meeting Attendance Grants: 1 SepMeeting Organizer Grants: 1 DecemberGo to our grants pageOngoing support is available for ECRs caught up in the war in UkraineThe FEMS Ukraine Support Grant aims to support ECRs to undergo research and training at a European host institution (academic or industrial). Applicants can receive up to €6,000 for travel, accommodation, and some living costs to undergo research and training at a European host institution (academic or industrial).Go to FEMS Ukraine Support Grant|
|We are happy to welcome three new Handling Editors for our journal Pathogens and Disease!Dr Laurence Luu, University of Technology Sydney, School of Life Sciences, Sydney, Australia – Bordetella; Chlamydia; Proteomics; Microbial Evolution; Genomics; Systems BiologyDr Arianna Calistri, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Italy – Viruses; Virus-host Interactions; Oncolytic Virotherapy; Antiviral Therapy; HIV-1; HSV-1Dr Etienne Meunier, Research Associate in Immunology, Immune Detection and Elimination of Pathogens, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France – Immunology; Inflammation; Macrophage Biology; Parasitic Diseases; Signalling Pathways|
The full list of Editors of Pathogens and Disease with their expertises can be read here.
|FROM THE MICROBIOLOGY COMMUNITY|
|#FEMSmicroBlog Writing Competition WinnersThe panellists of the Writing Competition for the #FEMSmicroBlog on “How Microbiology will Change our Future” have read all the 30 flash fiction stories we received and have voted. It was a close race! The 10 shortlisted stories are:Constantine by Daniel Thomas Lopez (UK)A Culture of Hope by Jen and L.D. Nguyen (USA)Green by Leonid Digel (Denmark)The Moralbiont by Jason Bosch (Czech Republic)Municipal Fungal Engineer by Rokas Juodeikis (UK)Mutiny by Gavin Douglas (Canada)Not I, But We by Jessica Mikenas (USA)The Phage of Heroes by Iris Floria (UK)A Second Hope by Morgan Feeney (UK)The Sole Survivor by Athanasios Christopoulos (Greece)Since August 15th we are publishing two of those stories every week, keeping the podium winners for the very end. There will be also a dedicated episode on the podcast Microbes and Us. We hope you have fun reading fictional stories showcasing how microbiology is changing our future.|
READ MOREKNVM: Van Leeuwenhoek MedalThe Van Leeuwenhoek Medal has been awarded every 10-12 years since 1875 to impactful (micro)biologists. Candidates eligible for the Van Leeuwenhoek Medal are scientists who have made outstanding contributions to science and/or society and/or outreach in the field of microbiology worldwide, independent on the stage of their career. Nominations must be submitted online before September 15th 2022, 12.00 h CET. Nominees will be short-listed and the winner will be selected by an independent jury. The winner will be announced in January 2023 on our website and the award ceremony will be held during the Scientific Spring meeting 2023 of the Royal Dutch Society for Microbiology.
SUBMIT A NOMINATION
Looking forward to International Microorganism Day, episode hosts Eleni Koursari and Joseph Shuttleworth chat about six recent microbe-themed developments perhaps unknown to you.
An invitation to hear the last word: Josep (Pep(e)) Casadesús, professor and vitalist microbiologist, dies at 70 years of age. Bruno González Zorn and Fernando Baquero wrote an in memoriam that invites to – as Casadésus would say – listen to 'la dernier mot’ of the microbes.
Read the In MemoriamWebinar On Microbial Ecology In A Changing ClimateThe interplay of microbial communities and the changing climate is a complex issue. This webinar explores the results from 3 recent papers that discover the effects of climate change on microbial ecosystems.