Purpose of Activities
Purpose is to contribute to the development of microbiology and microbial ecology fields, and their promotion to the society.
Details of Activities
Committee for Microbial Education and Research undertakes the following four detailed activities.
1) Education and promotion activities for elementary school students and general people
For the development and promotion of microbiology and microbial ecology fields, organizing and supporting microorganisms’ observation meetings, symposiums, courses on demand, practical training, etc.
2) Activities for enhancing academic history and research skills of graduate students and young researchers (Hyperlink→Link 2)
Organizing forums and symposiums for the purpose of enhancing various skills required for research. Besides, promoting education experience through classes on demand.
3) Promoting exchange of information between members through mailing lists
Creating e-mail based members’ mailing list for mutually disseminating information such as useful sites for microbial education, introduction of related publications and sharing of related information. Publishing this information on the websites of concerned societies for their development. Holding research conference and seminar once in a year for deepening the mutual understanding of members.
4) Support for the publication of microorganisms related documents
Providing support for promoting microbial ecology through picture books, textbooks, general books, video films, etc.
Eligibility for membership
Person should be a member of Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology and he should be able to associate himself with the purpose of the committee
Method of Joining
Send an email to email@example.com, mentioning your name, professional affiliation, job title, contact address, e-mail address, and area of specialization.
Members will be sent the name list containing name, professional affiliation, area of specialization, job title, address, and e-mail address by email.
Method of Withdrawing
Send withdrawal request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about small gathering (once in a year)
During the period of conference of Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology conference, report of activities and plans are discussed.
Please feel free to join if you are interested in this subcommittee.
Details of Activities
1. Microorganisms observation meetings
Very pointed questions are asked and even teachers get an opportunity to learn again.
It is fun to look in the microscope and the children when sparkle in their eyes.
At the time of organizing an event, we look for people who can work as staff to help us.
You can experience a completely different kind of fun than your day-to-da research activities.
Besides, for young researchers, this is a great opportunity for making social contribution and advancing their career from the aspect of educational experience.
Also for young researchers, it is a great opportunity for career advancement in social and educational experience surface.
2. Symposiums for citizens
For providing an opportunity to people other than researchers where they can experience the fun of microorganisms research and understand their importance,
We have been organizing public symposiums.
(Past symposiums: in Japanese) リンク
3. Micro-Eco Camp (MEC)
We organize Micro-Eco Camp (MEC) as training workshop mainly for students and young researchers. This workshop is a lodging style training camp of about 5 days.
Afternoon session is mainly focused on lectures and practical training including sampling, while evening session is for introducing the research works of participants and discussing hot issues. Working people are also welcome to participate.
Starting from 1998, this camp has been so far organized 10 times + one time of special camp.
4. Skill enhancement seminar for researchers
Many people including non-members participated in the first seminar.
We look forward to receiving your suggestions for future events.
Public symposium “How to draw a tasteful and beautiful science illustration?”.
Date: October 10, 2011
Venue: Main Building of Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University