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2020 Interdisciplinary Conference on Humanities, Social sciences, Medicine, Biology, and Mathematics, Natural & Engineering sciences

Dates:
29.06 - 02.07.2020  
Venue:
Online
Contact person:
Tobias Schneider, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 2020 Interdisciplinary Conference on Humanities, Social sciences, Medicine, Biology, and Mathematics, Natural & Engineering sciences will be held online from 29 June to 2 July 2020.

Description

Each year the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) awards tens of fellowships to Swiss-trained early-career postdocs who want to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. The US is currently home to more than 300 SNSF Fellows, with many more located around the world.

Like most researchers, their work has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as has their ability to participate in scientific conferences and present the results of their scientific work.

Two SNSF Fellows, Sandra Brügger from the Desert Research Institute (Reno, NV, USA) and Tobias Schneider from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA, have partnered with swissnex Boston, swissnex San Francisco, and the SNSF to organize this multidisciplinary SNSF Fellows Conference.

You will hear from the global community of SNSF Fellows giving short presentations on their research across disciplines, from the humanities, social sciences, medicine, biology, mathematics, to the natural and engineering sciences.

To spice up the scientific bonanza, each day will feature an opening keynote, as well as a panel on COVID-19 featuring speakers from the frontlines of the pandemic-response.

Program

The program includes exciting interdisciplinary keynotes, daily panels on COVID-19 with frontline healthcare workers and afternoon Remo drinks to encourage social networking.

Keynote speakers

Monday 29 June at 9:00 PDT (16:00 UTC): Prof. Raymond S. Bradley (University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA)
The first settlers on the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic

Tuesday 30 June at 9:00 PDT (16:00 UTC): Prof. Theresa Watts (University of Reno, NV)
Influencing Policy Through Research: Achieving Universal Hepatitis C Testing

Wednesday 1 July at 9:00 PDT (16:00 UTC): Prof. Joseph R. McConnell (Desert Research Institute, NV)
Aerosols and Ancient History in Arctic Ice

Thursday 2 July at 9:00 PDT (16:00 UTC): Prof. Monica M. Arienzo (Desert Research Institute, NV)
Microplastic presence in alpine environments of the Sierra Nevada, USA

Thursday 2 July at 12:30 PDT (19:30 UTC): Prof. Ajay K. Sethi (University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI)
Misinformation and Conspiracies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Panels

Monday 29 June at 12:30 PDT (19:30 UTC): Perspectives from Skilled Nursing Facilities

Tuesday 30 June at 12:30 PDT (19:30 UTC): Perspectives from Hospital Workers in COVID-19 Hotspots

Wednesday 1 July at 12:30 PDT (19:30 UTC): Perspectives from Ambulance Workers

How to join

The online conference can be attended for free.

The conference will be held online on Zoom, YouTube, and Remo.

Please find the detailed program and further instructions on how to register for the conference each day on the event website: https://www.swissnexboston.org/event/snsf-fellows-conference/

Further information

Questions can be sent to Tobias Schneider.