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April 22, 2022
Supporting excellence in the world of science is the leitmotiv of the National Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters of Benin (ANSALB). On Thursday, 10 February 2022, a delegation of ANSALB visited the facilities of the Research Unit in Applied Microbiology and Pharmacology of Natural Substances (U.R.M.A.Pha), a team of young Beninese researchers who have written their names in gold letters in the world of higher education and scientific research. The objective of this visit was to better discover this unit which impacts the institutional landscape of research at the national and international level.
November 10, 2021
From 16 to 17 September 2021, a two-day training workshop was held for over 100 young French-speaking African researchers on new methods for micro-organism identification and typing and bioinformatics. This scientific event was organised by Dr Philippe Sessou, Microbiology Society Champion, in collaboration with Dr Gildas Hounmanou, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. The event brought together a total of 108 participants from 10 African countries. This workshop was held online and in-person.
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.
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.
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.
June 8, 2021
In April, Microbiology Society champion Dr Victorien Tamègnon Dougnon, senior lecturer in microbiology at the University of Benin, partnered with the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, Ceradis, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Finlande and the American Society for Microbiology, to organise a webinar on sepsis. In this blog, Dr Dougnon reflects on the online event during which almost 50 health professionals shared their learnings.