First virtual teacher training course on microbiome
Apply now for the ELLS virtual LearningLAB “Introducing your microbiome”
Advances in research are constantly expanding our understanding of the microbes that inhabit our bodies. EMBL’s European Learning Laboratory for the Life Sciences in collaboration with the Public Engagement team at EMBL-EBI invites secondary school science teachers to explore this exciting area of biology in a virtual training course this autumn entitled ‘Introducing your microbiome’.
The course is free of charge, and the modular structure means participants can attend the full course or select individual modules. The workload is designed to fit around a busy teacher’s schedule. The full course runs from 2 November to 7 December 2020, and comprises:
Module 1: an overview of current human microbiome research
Module 2: bioinformatics as tool in microbiome research, plus exercises for the classroom
Module 3: microbiome research in health and disease, with teaching activities
Module 4: working in small teams, participants develop their own educational materials about the microbiome
Modules 1-3 are one week long each, module 4 takes two weeks.
Application deadline: 15 October 2020.
Places for module 4 are limited and are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.