Microbiology Society Online Roadshow 2023 – West Africa

24 Feb - Virtual, online

Overview
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Overview

As part of our commitment to developing, expanding and strengthening the vast networks and opportunities available to our members and local communities, the Microbiology Society is pleased to announce the first President’s Roadshow of 2023, to be hosted by Professor Philippe Sessou (University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin) and Professor Victorien Dougnon (University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin).

President Professor Gurdyal S. Besra will provide insights into his journey as a Tuberculosis (TB) researcher; attendees will have the opportunity to join a discussion with the President, as well as find out more about the wide range of opportunities at the Society, and network with other local microbiologists.

The event will take place on Friday 24 February via Zoom.

During the event, attendees will have an opportunity to:

  • Meet our President, Professor Gurdyal S. Besra FMedSci FRS.
  • Network with local like-minded people and join our speed networking session.
  • Find out why microbiology and being part of the Microbiology Society matters.
  • Learn how to get more involved with the Society and find out more about the wide range of opportunities at the Society to advance your career, build your networks, raise your profile and communicate your work.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in microbiology or wanting to find out more about the Microbiology Society, based in or with a connection to West Africa.

All Roadshow events are free to attend. You will need to register in advance, so numbers can be monitored to allow for better networking and engagement during the event.

For any further enquiries, please contact [email protected].

Programme

Programme

*Please note the programme is subject to change. 

**all times are listed in GMT (UK time)

10:00–10:10

Welcome and overview

Dr Peter Cotgreave (Microbiology Society, UK)

Professor Philippe Sessou (University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin)

Professor Victorien Dougnon (University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin)

10:10–10:40

My Academic Journey as a TB Researcher followed by Q&A and discussion Professor Gurdyal Besra (University of Birmingham, UK)

10:40–10:50

Publishing for the Community Professor Iruka N Okeke (University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Microbial Genomics Senior Editor)

10:50–11:00

Supporting the careers of early career microbiologists Raphael P. Galleh (University of Sheffield, UK, Early Career Microbiologists' Forum Executive Committee member, Scientific Conferences Panel member)
11:00–11:15 Break  

11:15–11:25

Get involved: become a Champion Joseph Acolatse (Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Ghana, Microbiology Society Champion)

11:25–11:35

Making the most of your membership with Society grants

Dr Marguerite Clyne (University College Dublin, Ireland, grants reviewer, Access Microbiology Editor Mentor, Sustainability Committee member)

Dr Adebare Johnson Adeleke (Modibbo Adama University, Nigeria, grants recipient)

11:35–11:45 Get involved: join a committee Dr Michael Ukwuru
(The Federal Polytechnic Idah, Nigeria)
11:45–12:15 Speed networking  

12:15–13:00

Lunch break  
13:00–13:30 Experience of the Research Unit in Applied Microbiology and Pharmacology of Natural Substances (URMAPha) in conducting antibiotic resistance studies using One Health approach Dr Esther Deguenon (University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin)
13:30–13:45 Phages biocontrol and therapy in a perspective of effective and sustainable control of bacterial infections and AMR in Africa: Case of Benin Dr Alidehou Jerrold Agbankpe (University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin)
13:45–14:00

Genome analysis of Salmonella enteritis isolated from poultry and humans in Burkina Faso

Dr Assèta Kagambega (University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)

14:00–14:10 Thank you for attending and next steps

Dr Peter Cotgreave (Microbiology Society, UK)

Professor Philippe Sessou (University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin)

Professor Victorien Dougnon (University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin)

Registration

Registration

* By completing and submitting this form, you understand, and hereby consent that the personal data provided by you in this form will be collected, processed and used by the Microbiology Society to send you any communication relating to the event. You understand and hereby consent that the personal data provided by you in this form will be collected, processed and used by the Microbiology Society for the following additional purposes, but only if you tick the relevant box above. The Microbiology Society is the data controller for the purpose of Data Protection Legislation. The Microbiology Society is a charity registered in England and Wales (Charity Number 264017), a charity registered in Scotland (Charity Number SC039250) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England (Company Number 1039582).

Technology

Technology

This Roadshow will be hosted via Zoom. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to all registered delegates via email prior to the event. Please ensure you have updated to the latest version of the Zoom desktop or mobile application (version 5.3 or higher is recommended).