FEMS Affiliates Letter July 2020 - Page 2

FEMS Microbiology Ecology Webinar on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance: Thursday 6 August, 10-11 am EDT / 3-4pm BST / 4-5pm CEST The final webinar in the FEMS Microbiology Ecology serires looks at anthropogenic use of antibiotics in various ecosystems and the implications for human health. Topics of interest include: evolution of antibiotic resistance, fate and effects of antibiotics in various ecosystems, dissemination of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes, bacteria with transferable resistances, co-selection, links between the environment and human health, and mitigation strategies. Join us for a webinar on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance: Moderator: Max Häggblom, Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Microbiology Ecology Speaker 1: Kornelia Smalla, Julius Kühn-Institut Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Braunschweig, Germany Speaker 2: Elizabeth M.H. Wellington, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK Speaker 3: Michael Gillings, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney Australia Thematic Issues to explore: EDAR 2018, EDAR 2020 Register for free as webinar attendee via this link > This year we have planned several online activities to make up for a lack of physical events for International Microorganism Day:​ • We will be publishing a special series of images, videos, and blogs on microbes to lead us up to #InternationalMicroorganismDay. Keep an eye on social media and the website for this content!​ • The Microbe Art Contest will return for 2020! The winners of #MicrobeArt2020 will be announced on 17 September. Post your entry on social media with the both hashtags and to complete your entry email: joseph.shuttleworth@fems-microbiology.org​ • For International Microorganism Day itself, we will be streaming a special videocast across 24 hours to social media and webpages, featuring speakers and guests from the world of microbiology.​ Email: joseph.shuttleworth@fems-microbiology.org should you wish to get involved in any of these initiatives.​ Expore Internaional Microorganism Day on the website and YouTube channel. Watch episodes from the IMD 2018 recordings at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon. Episode 2 features Ted Dinan giving a a presentation on gut microbiota and brain development. You can follow #InternationalMicroorganismDay on social media (@IntMicroDay): Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Recap International Microorganism Day with Ted Dinan >