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Title

Lay Communication in Microbiology

Dates

11-12 décembre 2018

Organizer(s)
Speakers

Pilar Junier, UNINE
Victor Jiménez Cid, Universidad complutense, Madrid
Gilbert Greub, CHUV
Karl Perron Massimo, Caine

Description

The ability to communication science to a general public and to engage a new generation of scientist into connecting with society is a major challenge that needs to be addressed. Global initiatives such as the Small World Initiative and Tiny Earth, are examples of initiatives in which microbiology is used as a channel to connect with the general public. The overall topic discussed is the societal issue of antibiotic resistance. Thanks to these initiatives, a network of scientist and instructors is now focused on spreading the information on the topic, engaging with the public and working on crowdsourcing for the discovery of new antibiotics from soil. Giving PhD students the opportunity to learn from the experience of these scientists will add value to our doctoral program. In this 2-day activity, a leading scientist working on the Small World Initiative and Tiny Earth initiatives in Spain, as well as local scientist engaged in Lay communication will present their experience and discuss with the students in order to create a blue print applicable in Switzerland.

Program

Tuesday 11 December, Université de Neuchâtel, Rue Emile-Argand 11, room A017

 

09:00-09:30 Welcome and program presentation Pilar Junier

 

09:30-10:30 Victor Jimenez CID : SWI@Spain/MicroMundo: antibiotic awareness and discovery by service-learning

 

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

 

11:00-12:30 First round table (work in small groups)

 

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

 

14:00-15:00 Edith Joseph: Title tba

 

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

 

16:00-17:00 Gilbert Greub: "Playing with microbes : a lay communication tool used for prevention and for teaching"

 

18:30 Dinner

 

Wednesday 12 December, Université de Neuchâtel, Rue Emile-Argand 11, room A317

 

09:00-10:00 Massimo Caine: Title tba

 

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

 

10:30-11:30 Karl Perron (to be confirmed): Title tba

 

11:30-12:30 Report round table

12:30-14:00 Lunch and end of the activity.

Location

Université de Neuchâtel

Information

For more detailed information please check the following pages:

Victor Jimenez-Cid: https://www.ucm.es/microbioparasito/victor-jimenez-cid

Smallworldinitiative: https://www.smallworldinitiative.org

Tiny earth initiative: https://tinyearth.wisc.edu

Places

18

Deadline for registration 10.12.2018
Contact

If you have questions, please contact Andrea Bshary:

microbiologie@cuso.ch

 

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