FEMS Summer School
on Microbiology Education
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FEMS invites teachers of undergraduate and postgraduate level microbiology from across Europe and beyond to attend the School. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their teaching experience and potential. An additional selection criterion will be to ensure geographical variety, with the participation from a range of countries within Europe and beyond, and for a cohort that reflects the diversity of the microbiological community. The maximum number of attendees will be 25.
Applicants are asked to provide:
- current CV
- a short letter of motivation and identified developmental needs in context of teaching
- an overview of teaching experience so far and their philosophy of teaching
Applicants will be selected on the basis of the merit of their applications in the areas listed below. An additional selection criterion will be to ensure geographical variety, reflecting the FEMS membership base with representation of diverse countries of Europe and beyond and for a cohort that reflects the diversity of the microbiological community.
- evidence of commitment to teaching
- evidence of commitment to personal development
- geographical and diversity context
Up to 5 attendees will receive complimentary registration and support of up to EUR 500 towards travel costs. All applicants will be eligible for this support.
Applicants should send the documents listed above to email@example.com before 23:59 on Sunday 2nd June 2019.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you encounter any issues during your application.
Worldwide, infections are resuming their role as highly effective killing diseases, as current treatments are failing to respond to the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In this minireview, the impact of AMR in healthcare systems and the major bacteria behind it are highlighted. Ecological aspects of AMR evolution and the complexity of its molecular mechanisms are explained. Major concepts, such as intrinsic, acquired and adaptive resistance, as well as tolerance and heteroresistance, are also clarified. More importantly, the problematic of biofilms and their role in AMR, namely their main resistance and tolerance mechanisms, are elucidated. Finally, some of the most promising anti-biofilm strategies being investigated are reviewed.