Arctic Microbiome Field School

From Molecules and Microbes to Ecosystems and Health

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 2 July 2019 to 12 July 2019

Where: Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik, Nunavik, Canada

More information: 
Link to Field School Webpage

Summary

Under the leadership of the Sentinel North program at Université Laval (Quebec City, Canada), the International PhD School (IPS) is a unique transdisciplinary training program aiming to understand the key role of microbiomes in shaping the structure and functioning of the Arctic, including their impacts on food webs, ecosystem services, and human health.

Taking place at the Centre for Northern Studies (CEN) research station in Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik (Nunavik, Canada) on the eastern shore of the Hudson Bay (55°16’N, 77° 45’ W), the school will provide participants with an integrative, hands-on experience spanning a wide range of disciplines such as Arctic microbiology and molecular ecology, biogeochemistry, complex system networks, environmental optics/photonics, remote sensing and human health.

Applications are accepted until February 15, 2019.

Who Should Apply:

Up to 20 international graduate students with various backgrounds will be selected. The target audience are PhD students, but in some cases, postdoctoral fellows or M.Sc. students (or equivalent) with relevant professional qualifications may also apply.

Note: Due to the practical and hands-on approach of fieldwork in northern environment, all applicants should be in reasonably good physical condition, and be equipped/dressed accordingly. Details will be provided to selected participants.

For more information please follow the link above.