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October 12, 2021
Arindam Mitra, Microbiology Society Champion and Professor of Microbiology at Adamas University, India, organised the online championship event ‘Champions Talk’ with collaboration from Microbiology Society champions and supported by the Microbiology Society and Adamas University. The event was for and by the Microbiology Society Champions who came together from different parts of the world to talk about their research and celebrate “International Micro-organism Day” on 17 September 2021.
Sequencing in West Africa: 75 researchers strengthened through the first edition of 'Microbes Minutes'
October 7, 2021
Despite recent sequencing technologies, West Africa seems to be lagging behind the rest of the world. Sequencing platforms are not abundant, and capacity building is necessary. To fill this gap, the Beninese team of the SEBA project ‘Strengthening expertise and bioinformatics to control antimicrobial resistance in West Africa,’ collaborated with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Microbiology Society to organise the first edition of the ‘Microbes Minutes’ initiative. 75 researchers from Benin, Chad, Nigeria, Russia, Denmark and Burkina Faso attended the first session.
October 6, 2021
On 28–29 September 2021, the Early Career Microbiologists’ (ECM) Forum hosted its flagship Summer Conference dedicated to showcasing early career research, career development and networking. Here, we look back on the two-day online event with a view from Twitter.
September 23, 2021
The Microbiology Society’s third Focused Meeting of the year, Avian Infectious Diseases 2021, took place digitally on 15–17 September 2021. The aim of the event was to bring together the scientific community to help find solutions to the biggest challenges in avian infectious diseases and provide a forum for discussion not only on individual pathogens, but also on cross-cutting areas of relevance to multiple infections. Here, we look back on the three-day event with a view from Twitter.
August 2, 2021
In this blog, Microbiology Society Champion Victorien Dougnon discusses the webinar “Quality Assurance in Bacteriology” which took place in May 2021 and had over 100 participants.
July 23, 2021
The Microbiology Society’s second Focused Meeting of the year, Anaerobe 2021: The Microbiota and Beyond, took place digitally on 15–16 July 2021. The aim of the event was to provide clinical microbiologists, infectious disease researchers and specialists with insights into the current and future impact of anaerobic bacteria in human health and disease. Here, we look back on the two-day event with a view from Twitter.
July 22, 2021
In this blog, event organiser Dr Philippe Sessou reflects on the symposium Contribution of Microbiology to the challenges of Public Health. The symposium took on 11–21 March, 2021, online and at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin.