Agroknow at the Global Water Pathogens Project (GWPP) Protists meeting in Paris

GWPP Protists Group

GWPP_logoSo I just came back from another Global Water Pathogens Project (GWPP) meeting in Paris, which was held in the UNESCO headquarters, very close to the Eiffel Tower this Sunday. I’ve been familiar with GWPP since my first day in Agro-Know, as at that time we were going to host the very first Editorial meeting of the project in our company. And I was lucky enough to get involved in it immediately afterwards.

If you’re not already familiar with GWPP, feel free to visit its online hub or -even better- its People section. There, you can witness this complete and ever-growing list of researchers around the world, all dedicated to one inspiring mission: to empower this online hub with the latest scientific information on Water Pathogens.… Click to read the full post

Global Water Pathogen Project: November Newsletter

The Global Water Pathogen Project has just published Issue 1 of its Newsletter (November issue) which you may download from here (PDF). The contents of the newsletter are the following:

 

  • Overview of the project;
  • The Virus team;
  • Project meeting hosted by Agro-Know and
  • Upcoming related Conferences.

Of course we were happy to read the short report from the last project meeting hosted by Agro-Know in our offices between August 29 & September 1, 2014, which gave us the opportunity to meet the project partners and discuss the next steps.

The next issue of the newsletter is expected to provide information on the landing page for the project that Agro-Know is currently (and proudly) working on!… Click to read the full post

Lessons learned from my internship in Agro-Know

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The Environment and the People

From July 2014 till October 2014, I had the opportunity to work in Agro-Know as part of an internship program, working on the Global Water Pathogen project. The project involves developing an open access online platform for all related information on pathogens in water.

Although this is the second time that I have worked in a company, it is the first time that I have worked in such a positive business environment. While bosses can be very strict and distanced and you have to importune them for a meeting since their time is very limited, I found here a totally different case.… Click to read the full post