We are enthusiastic to announce that Dr. Rita Colwell will be a plenary speaker at FEMS2023.
Dr Colwell is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and President of CosmosID, Inc. Her interests are focused on global infectious diseases, water, and health. She has authored or co-authored 20 books and more than 800 scientific publications.
Dr Colwell served as 11th Director of the National Science Foundation and Co-chair of the Committee on Science, National Science and Technology Council.
Dr Colwell is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Royal Society of Canada, Royal Irish Academy, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and American Philosophical Society.
Dr Colwell has been awarded 63 honorary degrees from institutions of higher education and is the recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star – Japan, 2006 National Medal of Science, 2010 Stockholm Water Prize, and the 2018 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize of Singapore.