The Black In Micro Conference Aims to Highlight the Contributions of Black Scientists in Microbiology
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The Black In Micro Conference Aims to Highlight the Contributions of Black Scientists in Microbiology

The Black In Micro conference starts Sept. 28 and runs until Oct. 4, 2020. Black In Micro is a virtual event that “seeks to highlight the contributions of Black scientists to microbiology-related fields across all career stages—from undergraduates to tenured faculty and industry professionals,” explains one of the conference’s leaders, Chelsey Spriggs, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan.

Led by a rockstar team of Black scientists and allies, the Black in Micro conference aims to showcase Black microbiologists and their work, foster a sense of community among Black microbiologists, and provide a space for discussing the issues that affect Black microbiologists.

The free week long event kicks off with a keynote address from Beronda Montgomery, PhD, MSU Foundation Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University.

The conference will feature talks on STEM education, virology, parasitology, mycology, bacteriology, microbiome, and racism in the microbiology profession. Several renowned organizations have also sponsored the event, including American Society For Microbiology, Harvard’s T.H Chan School of Public Health and Yale’s Microbial Sciences Institute.

To register, click here.