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ERIC Number: EJ939794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 2
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
"Life after Last Orders": Microbiology as a Career
Verran, Joanna
Journal of Biological Education, v38 n4 p194-195 2004
The 2003 conference of the International Biodegradation and Biodeterioration Society (www.biodeterioration. org) and the International Biodegradation Research Group (, was held last September at the Manchester Metropolitan University. The conference, "Management and Control of Undesirable Microorganisms", followed the usual format of lectures, questions, posters and social events, but an additional event was staged for younger society members. Funding from FEMS, the Federation of European Microbiology Societies, in the form of a Young Scientists Grant, enabled the attendance of delegates from across Europe including the Czech Republic, Latvia, Germany, Russia, Uzbekistan and the UK. These delegates, and the rest of the conference, were invited to a workshop entitled "Life after Last Orders", where some of the slightly older members of the Society described their career paths. Informal 5-10 minute presentations were followed by question/answer sessions, which also included some interesting contributions from the floor. The session was chaired by the two youngest members of IBBS Council, Kathryn Whitehead, a PhD student at MMU, and Chris van der Gast, from the University of Oxford Centre for Environmental Biotechnology. The following narratives describe the career paths of two "experienced" microbiologists! It was fascinating to hear how the careers of one's peers had developed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; United Kingdom