EAM past activities

 

Year EAM’s Key initiatives
2011 Article – the enemy within us: lessons from the 2011 European Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak
2011 Workshop – participation at the FEMS Congress 2011 included a 2 hour EAM/EMF-led Keynote Lecture and Roundtable Discussion on “Emerging Diseases — Pandemics, Drug Resistance and Vaccines”
2012 Seminar – a seminar addressing Coinfections was hosted by the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM) and the German National Academy of Sciences in Leopoldina. Ten speakers presented.  A Special Edition ‘Co-infections’ was produced by the EAM and EMF in FEMS Journal Pathogens and Disease. It included a total of 10 x mini reviews / research articles.
2013 Workshop – Infection Diagnostics and Infection Biology
2014 Workshop – a retreat workshop with a number of presentations
2015 Special event – at FEMS 2015, EAM chaired the special event ‘Microbiome and human health’
2016 Workshop – a retreat workshop with a number of presentations
2017 Workshop – at FEMS2017, EAM chaired a workshop ‘Bacterial Survival Strategies’
2018 Workshop – a retreat workshop with a number of presentations

 

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