SIMBA partners are happy to announce the first SIMBA training course that will take place online over four days (9-10th, 16-17th) in October 2020. The online course will focus on Methods of Microorganisms Detection in Soil, Water and Food.
How can microorganism and the microbiome be utilised to increase plant resilience and sustainability throughout the food system? During this free online training course, you will learn about the microbiome, and methods to detect and apply microorganism in soil, water and food to support more sustainable agriculture and food production through the implementation of novel biofertilizers (microbial consortia), and more efficient delivery methods (biochar, amendments, nanomaterials). This training course is organised by University of Parma (UNIPR), with lectures taught by experts from the SIMBA project, as well as international guests.
Course content and modules
This course aims to encourage scientists, technologists and practitioners to consider SIMBA project concepts for the development of a more sustainable agriculture and food production through the implementation of novel biofertilizers and more efficient delivery methods. All lectures will be held online and more details will be provided after acceptance to the course.
SIMBA partners from UNIPR, Luke, ENEA, NIOZ, NIVA, Bielefeld University and CCS Aosta will teach on lectures throughout training course.
An outline of the course modules is outlined here:
|Module 1: The Natural &Anthropized Worlds of Microorganisms||Friday 9/10/20, 13:00 – 18:00 (CET)|
|Module 2: Isolation, Cultivation and Monitoring||Saturday 10/10/20, 09:00 – 13:00 (CET)|
|Module 3: Into the Microbial X-omics||Friday 16/10/20, 13:00 – 18:00 (CET)|
|Module 4: Applicability, Costs, Benefits and Risk||Saturday 17/10/20, 09:00 – 13:00 (CET)|
Location: Online training course, full details on how to access the course will be provided after acceptance to the course.
Format: The training course is composed of four modules, which will involve lectures and discussions. Course material will be distributed to all accepted participants prior to course commencement. Course tutors can be approached by email with any question regarding the course or provided material.
Date and Time: Friday 9th – Saturday 10th October, Friday 16th October – Saturday 17th October. Friday modules run from 13:00 – 18:00 and Saturday modules run from 09:00 – 13:00. Please note all times are set in Central European Summer Time.
Fees: Course registration and participation is free, thanks to the European Union Horizon 2020 funding.
Maximum number of participants: 30. Selection will be based on suitability for the course and availability to attend ALL four modules
GDPR: The SIMBA project partners are subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25th May 2018. Data that is collected and processed for the purposes of facilitating and administering SIMBA training courses is therefore subject to GDPR. Please review our Data Management Policy here.
It is a requirement of GDPR that all data subjects (i.e. training course applicants) give explicit consent to the storage and processing of their personal data. A separate GDPR Consent Form is therefore provided, and this must be completed by an individual applying for any SIMBA training course. This should be attached to the training course application.
Necessary documentation: To be eligible for the course, each applicant must complete in full and submit a registration form (here) and a GDPR consent form (here) to email to Scientific Coordinator Prof Nelson Marmiroli (firstname.lastname@example.org) and School Secretary Prof Elena Maestri (email@example.com)
To register your interest in the SIMBA Training Course on Methods of Microorganism Detection in Soil, Water and Food, please complete in full:
Email both forms to the Scientific Coordinator of training course Prof Nelson Marmiroli (firstname.lastname@example.org) and School Secretary Prof Elena Maestri (email@example.com). Please indicate SIMBA/Training Course 1 application in the email subject line.
REGISTER BEFORE 21 SEPTEMBER 2020
For any questions and queries please contact Scientific Coordinator of the training course Prof Nelson Marmiroli (firstname.lastname@example.org) and School Secretary Prof Elena Maestri (email@example.com)