FEMS Affiliates Letter November 2019

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / EVENTS / EXTRAS / DEADLINES Affiliates Letter  The official newsletter for FEMS Affiliates EU-JAMRAI Antibiotic Resistance Symbol Contest Opens People are already dying from antibiotic- resistance infections, and as more antibiotics stop working more lives will be put in danger. To make a public impact, the European Union Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections (EU-JAMRAI) is running a contest to find a symbol the represents the global threat of antibiotic resistance. Any individual can enter and we encourage you to do so! ’This contest is not about creating another logo. We are looking for something tangible that anyone can make at home and EVERYONE, ANYWHERE, CAN WEAR; like the AIDS ribbon.’ annouced EU-JAMRAI, as the contest opened on 18 November during European Antibiotic Awareness Day. The contest hashtag is: #AntibioticResistanceSymbol Table of contents Page 2-3: News and Developments Pages 4-5: • Research from the FEMS Journals • China Soil Microbiome - Thematic Issue Page 6: Grants Corner Page 7: Opportunities and Events: MiFFI2020 Page 8: Deadlines, Videos and Extras... EU-JAMRAI has been set up by the EU to help deal with the growing threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). We work closely EU-JAMRAI and so we are keen to make sure as many people as possible are able to enter the contest. Submissions are open from 18th November 2019 Watch Yinka Somorin discuss how behaviour change for until 31 March 2020 (23:59) and the results will be to encourage combating AMR announced in Summer 2020. The winning designer will win a €2000 cash prize, their symbol will be manufactured ready to wear, and they will have their travel (to and from an EU/ EFTA country) and accommodation covered to attend to Award Ceremony (date and venue tbc). Watch FEMS Ambassador, Linda J Kenney, discuss global approaches to combating AMR Find out how to enter the antibiotic symbol contest > Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: [email protected] NOV 2019