EMBL self-paced course The human microbiome in health and disease: a course for educators and microbiome enthusiasts

27 November 2023–13 January 2024

teacher professional development | online course
free of charge | apply by 13 January.

Dear Sir or Madame,

I hope this email finds you well! My name is Katarzyna, I am contacting you on behalf of the Science Education and Public Engagement (SEPE) team at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. SEPE offers a wide range of activities in the field of science education and public engagement in Europe and beyond. For further information about SEPE’s work, please visit our website (http://embl.org/sepe).

We are excited to advertise the application call for our free online training course on the human microbiome, which explores the diverse and powerful ways in which the microbes that live in our bodies influence our wellbeing.

Find out more at: https://www.embl.org/ells/training/the-human-microbiome-in-health-and-disease/
Register here: https://forms.gle/qaactqU8ouNHK3xK6

Titled “The human microbiome in health and disease – A course for educators & microbiome enthusiasts”, the course is aimed at science educators, researchers and anyone interested to learn more about the power of microbes to influence health and disease in our bodies. The course runs from 27 November to 13 January 2024, and participants are invited to join at any time across the seven weeks. The workload is estimated at 2 hours per week, with a course certificate available on completion. The working language of the course is English.

The human microbiome in health and disease course has been developed in collaboration with EMBL_EBI Public engagement office and in partnership with MERCK. We are hoping that this course reaches and benefits as many of the people you connect with as possible, so we would be grateful if you could distribute the call to those in your network and also forward it to any parties that might be interested in promoting and participating in the course over the next seven weeks.

Please feel free to use the attached image to promote the course. It can also be sent as an image file if that’s preferred.

We will be sharing information about the course on social media so if you follow us on Twitter (@ells_Heidelberg), LinkedIn or Facebook we would be really grateful if you could share our posts via your own social media channels too.

SEPE has previously offered aspects of this course specifically as a teacher training opportunity, titled ‘Introducing your microbiome’. This open-access online course expands on previous content to offer a new scientific talk, scientific discussions and new learning and teaching resources, including a brand new pedagogical activity to teach the impact of the microbiome on human health and disease. Anyone who attended the previous course is invited to view this brand-new content, which has been designed specifically for science educators.

Thank you very much for your support!

Kind regards,
Katarzyna Kozlowska