Champions events and activities

Here's what our Champions have planned for the upcoming months as well as events that were held in the past months.

Upcoming Events

21–23 September 2022 Bionext 2022 Zoom event Arindam Mitra

2022 Events

7 January 2022 Champions Talk: Sponge microbial biotechnology: shedding light on its many neglected facets Zoom event Arindam Mitra and 

Bruno Francesco Rodrigues de Oliveira

27 January 2022 6th Annual Postdoc Symposium of the Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine Queen’s University Belfast, Northen Ireland Safi Rehman and Paulina Zarodkiewicz 
25 Feburary 2022 Champions Talk: Antibiotic repurposing for Mycobacterium abscessus complex Zoom event Arindam Mitra and Jonathan Cox
23 March 2022 Champions Talk: My Academic Journey as a TB Researcher Zoom event Arindam Mitra
9 May 2022 Pint of Science (PoS) Newcastle upon Tyne Diana Githwe

2021 Events

11–12 March Scientific Symposium on Microbiology and Public Health University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Philippe Sessou
15 April Management of Sepsis in Benin: Status of diagnosis and use of laboratory results for prescription of antibiotics University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Victorien Dougnon
Assurance Qualité en Bactériologie Zoom webinar   Victorien Dougnon
25 June 2021 Celebration of International Septicemia Day University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, West Africa Victorien Dougnon
11–13 August 2021 Research Finding Dissemination lecture on “Environmental Surveillance of ESBL and Carbapenemase-Producing Gram-Negative Bacteria in a Ghanaian Tertiary Hospital” Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Joseph Acolatse
16–17 September 2021 Two-day workshop to train 100 young French-speaking African researchers from developing countries on new methods for microorganisms identification (Illumina, whole genome sequencing) and bioinformatics. University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Philippe Sessou
17 September 2021 Eliza Wolfson will be talking at FEMS 24-Hour live stream event for International Microorganism Day Zoom event Eliza Wolfson
17 September 2021 A series of Champions talks to celebrate International Microorganism Day Zoom event Arindam Mitra
27–29 September 2021 Freshers fair at Preston (UCLAN) and School of Medicine and Biomedicine Preston (UCLAN) Jason Williams-James
3 November 2021 The ACCE (Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment) doctoral training program is hosting their annual 2021 conference. The ACCE conference is hosted for any by the ACCE PhD students, in order to showcase their work. However, the conference is open to any PhD student, lecturer/supervisor, and case/industry partner. Sheffield Millennium Gallery Matthew Kelbrick
20 November 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance: One health overview Zoom event Victorien Dougnon
18–24 November 2021 World Antimicrobial Awareness Week Twitter Event: 
The event aims to educate the public about historic/traditional antibiotics (such as garlic, ginger, turmeric etc), showing how they are not as effective as today's antibiotics, and that current antibiotics should be protected and preserved. There will also be a small competition element where the public can answer a few questions and guess which of the traditional remedies would be the most effective and could win microbiology themed prizes if they are right.
Twitter event Chris Proctor and Megan Taggart
6–10 December 2021 The Seventh African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference Centre International de Conférences and Palais des Congres de Cotonou, Benin Philippe Sessou

Previous Past Events

Ongoing Joi Hok! A TB-Education Initiative in India; Kolkata, India Sreyashi Basu
24 Jan 2019 Cardiff University School of Medicine and Dentistry Postgraduate Research Day 2020 Cardiff, Wales Michael Pascoe, Issy Centeleghe
14 Nov 2019 The Breadth of Microbiology symposium, Cambridge University Cambridge, England Robert Will
23 Oct 2019 Microbiology workshop for nurses, Charles Sturt University New South Wales, Australia Thiru Vanniasinkam
21 Oct 2019 Plant and Microbial Science research group symposium, Newcastle University Newcastle, England Hannah Gibson
11 Oct 2019 DNA and Diversity, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland Linda Oyama
5–6 Oct 2019 Art Trail Bristol, England Elizabeth Wolfson
5 Oct 2019 Department open day, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Scotland Kate Duncan
10–13 Sept 2019 Getting Stuck into Antibiotics at the British Science Festival Coventry, England Marwa Hassan
1 Aug 2019 Designer Biology Conference, Newcastle University Newcastle, England Andrea Giachino, Hannah Gibson
12–16 Aug 2019 Maynooth University Summer School, Ireland Maynooth, Ireland Gerard Sheehan
Jul 2019 Microbiology Today Book review, The Open University London, England Michael Macey
23 Jul 2019 National Seminar on Interface of Microbiology and Medicine, Adamas University Kolkata, India Arindam Mitra
19–21 Jul 2019 Blue Dot Festival Manchester, England Chloe James
16 Jul 2019 Schools outreach event, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, England Caray Walker
7–11 Jul 2019 FEMS Conference Glasgow, Scotland Winnie Lee
3 Jul 2019 NuSynBio net event, Newcastle University Newcastle, England Hannah Gibson, Andrea Giachino
1–7 Jul 2019 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition London, England Chloe James
25 Jul 2019 Science on the Street event, Paraiba State University Campina Grande, Brazil Marilia Costa
25 Jul 2019 Big Bang South West Exeter, England Ruth Maclaren
21 Jul 2019 Balmoral Show Lisburn, Northern Ireland Linda Oyama, Chris Proctor
19 Jun 2019 NuSynBio net event, Newcastle University Newcastle, England Hannah Gibson, Andrea Giachino
19 Jun University of Nottingham School Symposium, Nottingham University Nottingham, England Vicky Smith
13–14 Jun 2019 Anaerobe Focus meeting Cardiff, Wales Daniel Morse
1 Jun 2019 Soapbox Science event (AMR) Plymouth, England Tina Joshi
21 May 2019 School outreach event Norwich, England Lisa Crossman
12 May 2019 Inverness Science Festival Inverness, Scotland Alex Remmington
8–11 Apr 2019 Annual Conference Belfast, Northern Ireland Various members
25 Mar 2019 Cubs event, Southmead School Devon, England Ruth Maclaren
20 Feb 2019 Microbes in Norwich, Poster Prize Judging Norwich, England Lisa Crossman
14–24 Feb 2019 Northern Ireland Science Festival Belfast, Northern Ireland Linda Oyama, Lindsay Broadbent
14–24 Feb 2019 Northern Ireland Science Festival Belfast, Northern Ireland Chris Proctor
Feb 2019 CURE-Infection, Cardiff University Cardiff, Wales Ed Cunningham-Oakes, Laura Kerr, Daniel Morse, Michael Pascoe

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