FEMS Summer School for Microbiology Education 2023



When? April/May 2023
Where? TBA
Who? Application will open in Autumn 2022.
What? Programme will be published in due course.


The FEMS Summer School on Microbiology Education aims to develop the skills of those teaching academic microbiology and encourage networking and personal connections between individualsAfter a year of constant challenges to traditional teaching models, wwant to review and discuss how the experiences of distance learning can be used to help prepare for the future of microbiology education. 

The Summer School will consist of small workshops and lectures, with many opportunities for communication and networking among participants. Most of the workshops and lectures will cover skills and approaches, techniques and, methodologies relevant to microbiology education and how they might be applied in practice.

Other lectures will be dedicated to studying the most significant recent developments in microbiology science and their relevance to students. The event is intended to contribute to holistic continued professional development (CPD) of educators and will be most beneficial to early and mid-career educators and those preparing microbiology courses and curricula. The maximum number of attendees will be 25.

95% of attendees of the 2019 Summer School on Microbiology Education said they would recommend the event to their colleagues.

The Summer School is organized by Andriy SibirnyFEMS Director for Education & Public Engagement and Daniela MarchettiUniversity of Bologna.


The location of the University Residential Centre (Centro Residenziale Universitario di Bertinoro) in Bertinoro, Italy:


The cost of participation in the school will be EUR 300. This cost includes accommodation in single-occupancy rooms, all meals and a social excursion. 

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