Ambassadors Reports

The Ambassador Program promotes and strengthens the discipline of microbial ecology, as broadly as possible, through the action of Ambassadors in individual countries or regions, Belgium 

If you require funding for your local workshop, award, symposium or other microbial ecology related event, contact your regional Ambassador or our Program Director Thulani Makhalanyane or the ISME Office and submit your Funding Request Form.

ISME aims to publish all reports of events supported through the Ambassador Program. Reports are subdivided between reports on the individual reports and activity updates of each Ambassador. 

2024 activities
New Zealand Microbial Ecology Consortium (NZMEC) Symposium v7.0, New Zealand
Workshop on “Genomics, Metagenomics & Bioinformatics in Microbial Ecology”, India
Innovation to combat the problems caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria (AMR) in the context of One Health, Belgium
"Scientific writing and Communication" one day workshop, India

2023 activities
ISME workshop: ISME Early Career Networking in China
NLSEB, Netherlands
4th Plant Microbiome Symposium, Ecuador
IUBMB focused meeting on extremophilic fungi FUN-EX, Slovenia
1st Meta_Microbial Workshop, Portugal
MBDP day, Finland
Quantitative microbial ecology: Opportunities and Way-ahead, India
The 40th International Conference of the Polish Phycological Society, Poland
First ISME-Africa Symposium, Côte d'Ivoire
Bageco, Denmark

2022 activities
III Winter School and VII Workshop in Microbial Ecology, Cuba
ANDC workshop, India
2nd Congress of the Société Ivoirienne de Microbiologie (SIM), Cote d'Ivoire
Genomics, Metagenomics & Bioinformatics in Microbial Ecology, India
XXIX National Congress of Polish Society of Microbiologists, Poland
The 2022 Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquia, "Past, present and future of a living ocean, Spain
Peek into Biodiversity and Beyond- A hands-on training workshop on NGS, India
Art of Scientific Writing, Communication and Basics of Computational Biology, India
AcinetoVibes2022, Belgium
NLSEB, The Netherlands

2021 activities
Study trip, Hungary
Building a mycorrhizal traits database for South America, Ecuador
II WinterSchool and VI Workshop in Microbial Ecology, Cuba
Molecular Microbial Ecology Group Meeting (MMEG21), United Kingdom
Pre-conference workshop on "Hands-on to Computational Biology for Genomics and Proteomics Analysis for Beginners”, India
Belgian Society of Microbiology, annual meeting and assembly 2021, Online, Belgium
XI Polish Conference in Hydromicorbiology, Sopot, Poland
JAMS10, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore

2020 activities
I Winter School and V Workshop in Microbial Ecology, Cuba
Microbial Ecology in Arid Regions Conference, United Arab Emirates
Microbial Cummunities analysis using QIIME2, Costa Rica 
Blue Think Conference, Portugal
New Zealand Microbial Ecology Consortium (NZMEC) Symposium v6.0, New Zealand
Competition among young Russian scientist -microbiologists for the best paper published in 2019, Russia
South Asian Regional Symposium in Microbial Ecology (SARSME), Nepal
Covid-19 Virus Genomics and Pathogenicity, India

2019 activities
SingJAMS meeting, Singapore
The microbial diversity and functioning of forest soil ecosystems, Czech Republic
BrisJAMS, Australia
7th Swiss Microbial Ecology meeting SME2019, Switzerland
Eight international Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology (PAM) and Workshop, New Zealand
Israeli Society of Microbiology annual meeting, Israel
Interdisciplinary Academic Conference on Environmental Protection (IAKOS2019), Poland
Bageco, Portugal 
Bageco Pictures, Portugal
ISME/SIM Tour, Cote d'Ivoire
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Norway
XXII Symposium UANL: Cattle fattening in corral, Mexico
Collage ISME, XXII UANL Symposium, Mexico
AMI_CUH_2019, India
3rd Annual meeting of the Namur Research Pole in Infectiology (NaRePi), Belgium
Molecular Microbial Ecology Group (MMEG) meeting, United Kingdom


▼2018 activities
XXI UANL Symposium 'Cattle fattening in corral' Mexico
Computational Biology for (Meta) Genomics Analysis India
JAMS 2018
Microbial genomics and metagenomics course Helsinki
Norwegian Society for Microbiology
SASM South Africa
Seminar of microbial ecology bioinformatics analysis
Workshop for launching Latin American collaborative network in Aquatic Microbial Ecology
▼2017 activities
Computational analysis strategies for the discovery of new biomolecules from microorganism genomes, Costa Rica
MRM conference Belgium
The conference of Doctorates and young scientist from the state and private universities and research institutes, Cameroon
XX Symposium UANL: Cattle fattening in corral Mexico
The Polish Conferences in Hydrobiology, Poland
ISME Meeting of Young Soil Microbial Ecologists Czech Republic