– Applications for the FEMS Summer School for Postdocs are now closed – 
Introduction

The FEMS Summer School for Postdocs will recognise 25 of the most talented and promising researchers from across the world – with spaces reserved for 15-20 European and 5-10 non-European students.  It is designed to support personal and professional development through 10 days of close work with top scientists, and to enable and encourage research collaboration across all fields of Microbiology. The outcomes will be to advance your scientific knowledge and enhance your research career.

The content of the Summer School will be focused on the following theme:

BIOLOGICAL ROBUSTNESS: EVOLUTION OF BACTERIAL RESISTANCE TO DEATH

The Summer School presents a unique opportunity for early career researchers to receive instruction and supervision from prominent academics, collaborate and network with fellow researchers from other European countries, and to discuss their own work as well as wider aspects of being a scientist.

Event Venue and Dates

The FEMS Summer School will run for 10 days from 28 August to 7 September 2019. Accommodation and all facilities will be located in the Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences (MedILS) in Split, Croatia.

Founded in 2003 by Prof. Miroslav Radman and Prof. Marija Alačević, MedILS is an independently funded, international, non-profit research institute located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, only 3km from Split city centre. Research endeavours of MedILS are primarily focused on developing highly original, multidisciplinary approaches designed to provide novel insights into the fundamental concepts of molecular organisation and functioning of living organisms.

City-centre of Split, as viewed from the harbour:

Costs

Successful applicants are expected to organise and pay the costs of their travel and travel insurance. The bench fee for each successful applicant is €400, payable to MedILS within 15 days of receiving an invoice after selection. The fee covers accommodation, catering, and attendance for the duration of the Summer School.

 

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A Message from the FEMS Director of Events & Internationalization

 

Dear Potential students for the FEMS Summer School for Postdocs,

The FEMS mission and vision to unify microbiology knowledge and science has a strong new foundation in a unique and exciting project with the potential to have a substantial influence on your scientific career and on microbiology in general.

Starting in 2019, FEMS will organize a series of Summer Schools for Postdocs at MedILS (in Split, Croatia) for the most talented, farsighted, and ambitious microbiologists.

It is with the greatest pleasure I invite you to be part of the history of FEMS, by being one of the participants at first FEMS Summer School for Postdocs.

This event is a great opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills, to open new horizons, and to start new collaborations and scientific projects.

The Summer School will be hosted at a fantastic venue with great facilities. Some of the greatest international scientists and experts in microbiology who will be your mentors and speakers, forming an excellent 10 day programme. You will also be surrounded by the amazing company of your colleagues, all eager for new knowledge and looking for the greatest scientific success.

It was a long way from the initial idea to the realization of this project, and I would like to thank all those involved in making this project become reality:

  • The FEMS Delegates and FEMS Board of Directors who strongly supported and recognized this project as very important for future of microbiologists and microbiology
  • The FEMS Office staff and MedILS staff, who have done a great job preparing the Summer School webpages, other supporting documents, application system, and their future active role in realization of the Summer School
  • I give my special gratitude and respect to the Director of the first Summer School, and founder of MedILS: Prof. d-r Miroslav Radman, who accepted with a great delight the idea to organize FEMS Summer School for Postdocs at MedILS
  • My greatest gratitude and respect goes to our distinguished Co-Director Prof. d-r Graham Walker, and all the distinguished speakers and mentors: Prof. d-r Ivan Matic, Prof. d-r Fernando Baquero, Prof. d-r Thomas Nystrom, Prof. d-r David Sherratt, Prof. d-r Suzanne Sommer, Prof. d-r Ksenija Zahradka, Prof. d-r Davor Zahradka, Prof. d-r Anita Krisko, Prof. d-r Partik Bavoil
  • And last but not least, I give my very special gratitude to the Croatian Microbiological Society (HR-HMD).

Dear applicants, the FEMS Summer School for Postdocs at MedILS is waiting for you.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. d-r Vaso Taleski

FEMS Director of Events & Internationalization

 

 

 

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