Round robin: Engage your Audience

Time and place: 10 July 13.00-14.30 in the “Alsh” room

“Engage your Audience 2019” is an opportunity for early career microbiologists, PhD students and Post-docs, as well as supervisors to develop and showcase their skills as science communicators. This Round Robin event will provide an opportunity for microbiologists to bring their science communication activity to a conference and showcase it to peers and colleagues.

This event will:

  • inspire others to develop their own activities
  • provide feedback and constructive sessions for how activities could be adapted or honed
  • give an opportunity to try out an activity in a supportive, constructive environment
  • allow participants to develop or highlight their science communications skills

Round Robin Format

In this Round Robin event, each participant will be asked to demonstrate their activity as part of an hour-long event. Each activity should last for five minutes and participants should be prepared to demonstrate their event or activity to 8 different small group of peers and colleagues who will circulate around all 8 different activities. There will be 8 participants providing the activities, who can state what they would like to obtain from the audience. It may be feedback on a brand-new activity that they would like to trial? Or perhaps it might simply be feedback on which part of the activity or event they enjoyed the most. Participants are invited to bring their own feedback forms to this event. 

Sign up for attending ‘Engage your audience’

If you wish to attend ‘Engage your audience’, you can sign up for this event via the Congress registration. If you have already registered, you can revisit your registration and indicate you wish to attend ‘Engage your audience’. Only 60 seats are available, so make sure you register in time!

Register for FEMS2019 and the 'Engage your audience' round robin here.

Apply to become a presenter.

Round table: Big data approaches for industrial microorganisms

Stefano Donadio, Naicons, Italy
Marnix Medema, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Katherine Duncan, Strathclyde University, Scotland, United Kingdom
Nadine Ziemert, Tübingen University, Germany
Laura Sanchez, University of Illinois Chicago, United States

Round table: CRISPR - ethical issues

Bauke Oudega, FEMS President, The Netherlands

Mazhar Adli, University of Virginia, United States
Karen Maxwell, University of Toronto, Canada
Peter Mills, UK’s Nuffield Council on Bioethics, England, United Kingdom
John van der Oost, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Special Event: FEMS Publishing: New Directions and Opportunities


Patrik Bavoil, University of Maryland Dental School, United States
Matt Pacey, Oxford University Press, England, United Kingdom