FEMS Affiliates Letter October 2018

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / DEADLINES AFFILIATES LETTER  THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER FOR FEMS AFFILIATES Meet the FEMS Interns: Joy Aston and Patrick Walsh Table of Contents An important part of our work at FEMS is supporting contributions from volunteers and interns that help to grow the reach and influence of microbiology. This month we are joined by Patrick Walsh and Joy Aston, two FEMS interns from the Science Communication MSc course at Imperial College London. • Page 2: #EUROmicroMOOC teaching programme of online microbiology courses Joy looked into the current state of science policy within Europe to provide a detailed analysis of how scientific evidence affects the making of EU legislation. From this analysis she suggested several ways for FEMS to increase the involvement of microbiology in European policy making. Her experience as a FEMS Intern has helped her to gain a job as a Policy Officer at the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK, for which we are extremely pleased! Patrick worked on a project to help develop our opportunities board. His surveying and research produced a framework for how the opportunities board can better meet the needs of the microbiology community. His work involved a variety of research methods and used unique online tools to produce innovative ways of developing this FEMS project. • Page 3: FEMS congress updates, FEMS-ALAM colloboration, New Call for Papers - Thematic Issue of FEMS Letters • Pages 4-5: The latest science published in each of the FEMS Journals • Page 6: Grants Corner • Page 7: Jobs and Opportunities • Page 8: Deadlines, FEMS Sponsored Events, and Extras... FEMS regularly recruits for interns and volunteers to help further our goals and advance the role of microbiology in the public sphere. If participating with FEMS interests you, then check out the Get Involved section of our website. You can also sign up to out Get Involved Bulletin which gives you the lastest information on volunteer and intern recruitment. Read their full testimonials on the FEMS website > Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: fems@fems-microbiology.org OCTOBER 2018