The AMRI (Aquatic Microbiome Research Initiative) network is having its all-hands meeting, October 5-6, lunch-to-lunch.
We have an exciting line-up of guest speakers and panelists (see below for full programme and bios).
Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Rita Colwell, American pioneering microbiologist whose breakthrough work focused on mitigating the spread of cholera in developing countries.
Her book, A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science, was published in August.
Full programme and bios
Monday 5 October
Theme: Microbial Ecology for Safe Water
12.45–13.00: Welcome to the AMRI all-hands meeting by Anna Székely, Uppsala University
13.00–13.20: Kaarina Sivonen, Professor of Microbiology, Helsinki University, “Toxic Cyanobacteria in the Baltic Sea and beyond”
13.20–13.40: Catherine Paul, Associate Professor of Water Engineering and Applied Microbiology, Lund University, “Long-term dynamics in bacterial biofilm communities living in drinking water pipes: roles in nitrification and shaping the microbiome at the tap”
13.40–14.00: Agneta Andersson, Professor in Marine Ecology, Umeå University, “Terrestrial dissolved organic matter inflow drives bacterioplankton habitat generalist and specialist dynamics in sub-arctic estuaries”
14.00–14.20: Karin Rengefors, Professor in Aquatic Ecology, Lund University, “Curiosity, serendipity and citizen science – or how I moved from fundamental research to dealing with water quality questions”
14.20–14.40: Hélene Norder, Professor in Virology, Gothenburg University, "One year variations of viruses in wastewater"
14.40–15.00: “Meet the speaker” Breakout rooms for Q and A with invited speakers
- Click here to Meet with Hélene Norder, Professor in Virology, Gothenburg University
- Click here to Meet with Karin Rengefors, Professor in Aquatic Ecology, Lund University
- Click here to Meet with Agneta Andersson, Professor in Marine Ecology Umeå University [LINK TBA]
- Click here to Meet with Catherine Paul, Associate Professor of Water Engineering and Applied Microbiology, Helsinki University [LINK TBA]
- Click here to Meet with Kaarina Sivonen, Professor of Microbiology, Helsinki University
15.00–16.00: Welcoming our Distinguished Invited Speaker: Rita Colwell by Rachel A Foster, Stockholm University
Distinguished professor and microbiologist. Author of recently published memoir: “One Woman's Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science”
Keynote title: “Oceans, Climate, and Human Health: What Cholera Can Tell Us About COVID-19”
16.00–16.30: Maria Saline, PhD, Project Manager at unit for Strategic Collaboration, Chalmers University
Lauri Robbins Ericsson, University of Maryland, USA emotional and gender intelligence researcher and leadership speaker
Introduction of the GENIE program (Gender Initiative for Excellence) by a Maria Saline, followed by a brief Q&A with Lauri Robbins Ericsson
Tuesday 6 October
Theme: Gender Intelligence in the time of COVID
Day 2 is a closed event, reserved for the AMRI Network. If there are people outside the network who are interested in the topic, please contact email@example.com.
09.00–09.05: Welcome address: Rachel A Foster, Co-PI AMRI, Stockholm University
09.05–09.50: Lauri Robbins Ericsson, seminar on Gender Intelligence and Research in the time of COVID
09.50–10.00: Post-seminar discussion
10.00–10.30: Fika pause
10.30–12.00: All-inclusive panel on gender, leadership and research in early and later careers, moderated by Lauri Robbins Ericsson
12.00–12.15: Wrap up discussion & Poll
Moderator: Lauri Robbins Ericsson
Catherine Legrand, Professor of Marine Ecology, Linnaeus University
Catherine Paul, Associate Professor of Applied Microbiology, Lund University
Karin Rengefors, Professor in Limnology, Lund University
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The overarching goal of the Aquatic Microbiome Research Initiative-Research Community Program (AMRI-RCP) is to engage leading Swedish researchers with backgrounds in microbial ecology, evolution and geochemistry, in a collaborative effort to advance our understanding of aquatic microorganisms and their functional role in the environment.