FEMS Affiliates Letter December 2020 - Page 2

Meet Vivien Measday FEMS Ambassador for Canada

We are very happy to welcome Prof . Vivien Measday , our new FEMS Ambassador for Canada . Ambassadors represent FEMS at scientific meetings and among microbiologists , encouraging international connections and collaborations .
FEMS Ambassadors share our vision , activities , and opportunities with microbiologists in their own countries . They use their networks , communication skills and enthusiasm to promote FEMS ’ activities and encourage collaboration and participation in these activities and connect microbiologists and microbiological societies across the globe . are an increasing number of researchers working with S . cerevisiae as an industrial organism .
It often surprises Europeans to find out that wine grapes can grow in Canada and that Canada produces a multitude of red and white varietals of wine in addition to ice wine ...''
What do you wish to bring to FEMS in your new role as Ambassador for Canada ?
'' I would like to bring Canadian microbial research to the attention of the FEMS community , especially the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae that I have spent the past 30 years working with . In the past , most Canadian researchers worked with S . cerevisiae as a model system but now there
Prof . Vivien Measday , University of British Columbia ( UBC ), Canada
Read the full interview with Prof . Vivien Measday here >
Out Now : In-depth Conversations with Scientists from FEMS Online 2020
We are very proud to publish this series of in-depth interviews and conversations with leading scientists from FEMS Online 2020 .
In these 8 podcast-like interviews , we explore the research and careers of these amazing speakers , and discuss the state of international science , conferencing , and research in today ’ s world .
Watch all of these episodes on our YouTube Channel for free ( click the image below for our interivew with Prof . Eliora Ron , Tel Aviv University ( Israel )).
Out Now : Every International Microorganism Day Talk
All the talks from the 24-hour live stream on International Microorganism Day ( IMD , 17 Sep ) have now been edited into individual videos for easy re-watching , featuring knowledgeable speakers from across the globe .
Featuring 45 videos on everything from extremophiles , to sourdough , to cultural connections between microbes and humans , to yeast metabolism , to magnetic microorganisms , research integrity , and the professionalization of microbiologists , to so much more …!
Watch all these videos on the IMD YouTube Channel ( or click the picture to watch speakers from the Croatian Microbiological Society service learning project ):
Find the Series Now > Watch the IMD2020 Videos >