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1 ISAPP Students and Fellows Association (SFA) SFA Committee ( ) President: Delphine Saulnier Vice-President: Tyler Cullender Committee: Ashwana Fricker Collin Ellis Ruben Hummelen Jean Macklaim Alicia Murcia Muñoz Sarah O’Flaherty SFA was created on November 1 st 2009 (November 1 st )

2 Goals Outreach: Create a interactive network of Students and Fellows across the globe working in a probiotics, prebiotics or related field, and promote real time interactions. Act as a resource for ISAPP and industry

3 Outreach Linking people: Set up a web-based method of communication: webpage linked to ISAPP main page: Facebook, forums. - Start the dialogue and use this community to discuss new topics, research, ideas, get help solving a research problem -Database of student profiles. -PI’s and industry can access this pool, and have ability through SFA to post opportunities Drivers- Ashwana, Sarah, Maria-Alejandra

4 SFA Constitution – Define outreach/goals – Define the different position of the executive Committee and their role – Define rules for elections – Constitution available on the SFA website Drivers- Ruben/Tyler/Jean/Delphine

5 SFA website (http://isapp-sfa.camp7.org)http://isapp-sfa.camp7.org

6 SFA website (http://isapp-sfa.camp7.org)http://isapp-sfa.camp7.org Online registration for 1 year Post news related to probiotics/prebiotics and beneficial microbes (conferences/links of interest) Post job offer Post SFA documents (Constitutions/report/Newsletter) When logged in, members have access to additional information (full profile of SFA members, access to pages with restricted access) More informal access: Facebook (SFA) Linkedin (SFA members+PI+Industry)

7 Enrollment 66 SFA members, from 20 different countries 2/3 graduate students, 1/3 postdocs Number of SFA members

8 SFA members at ISAPP 2010 ISAPP 2010: -input for discussion topics and notetakers, -Poster session (with selection using abstract submission) -Career Opportunity session -Fun activities and local organization -Travel Grant given to SFA members attending Driver – Alicia/Ruben

9 Activities for next year Short-term internships/Training Opportunity for SFA members for short visits (few weeks to a few months) to another lab to learn a new technique Driver: Tyler Newsletter: First will be report on Sackler/ISAPP 2009 and invitation for students and fellows to join the group Upcoming events, breaking news in pre/probiotics, significant SFA publications, training and opportunities. Driver: Carissa

10 Small SFA symposium Improving ISAPP’s visibility via conferences and symposiums: ASM or LAB 10? – arrange opportunity for SFA members to attend and meet. Organize a small symposium within conference.

11 Next SFA Executive Committee ( (September 2010-October 2011) President: Tyler Cullender Communication: Carissa Thomas (quarterly newsletter), Maria Alejandra Diaz (Website) Program: Aymen Mohammed Salih Finance: Marc Monachese


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