Yesterday was day 3 at FEMS 2017 and another day of showcasing the latest cutting-edge research and developments in microbiology.
Several parallel sessions took place focusing on a broad range of microbiology topics and applications. There were talks on novel antibiotics, yeast and fermented beverages, biofilms, cell communication, fungal biology and antimicrobial resistance.
We had popular sessions that focused on the art of science communication to help researchers promote and describe their research to the wider public. SEM hosted a workshop highlighting hands-on and virtual strategies for researchers to communicate and educate microbiology to society.
The FEMS Education Network organized sessions on how to educate and communicate research and the human microbiome to the wider public, as well as organizing a science communication contest, Engage your Audience! that encouraged delegates to come up to the stage and sell their research to the audience in the space of 3 minutes. We thank all those who took part and extend our congratulations to the winners: Aline Potiron (France, 1st prize), Lavanya Vasudevan (India, 1st prize), Marcelle van der Waals (The Netherlands, 2nd prize) and J Pandeeswari J (India, 3rd prize).
The poster presentations covered a broad range of microbiology topics, from food to pathogens to education and have been a good outlet for open discussion and networking. It has been great to share the personal science milestones from our delegates on the FEMS Letters 40th anniversary timeline. If you haven’t posted your milestone on here already, please do so and share your journey using the Twitter hashtag #LETTERS40!
We have a booth for our next congress, FEMS 2019, and three of our Member Societies (Microbiology Society, Spanish Society for Microbiology, Italian Society of Microbiology) are here to help Delegates become part of a growing and supportive network of microbiologists. If you sign up to one of our Member Societies, you will also benefit from becoming a member of our expanding network.
Today is another exciting day showcasing the best of microbiology with sessions on anaerobic communities, AMR, creating start-ups from research and pathogenesis. To keep updated on everything that is happening at FEMS 2017, follow the Congress using the hashtag #FEMS2017 on Twitter.
Here’s to more great microbiology!