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Our Mission

The Archaea Power Hour initiative arose from a need to strengthen and grow a diverse archaea community across North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. Our goal is to  provide a space for researchers in all levels - from undergraduate students to seasoned investigators - to present their archaea research and obtain feedback in an informal setting.  We hope this initiative will foster research collaborations, support outreach efforts to educate the general public about the importance of archaeal biology and to attract  underrepresented minorities to our field.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and
Anti-Harassment Statements 

We aim to connect all archaea labs across the Americas to facilitate the flow of knowledge between them. We do not tolerate discrimination, bullying or harassment of any kind. Disciplinary actions will be taken to whoever engages in such behavior, ranging from warnings to expulsion from the talk of that month to being banned from all future talks.


If you ever have feedback or would like to report an incident please feel free to contact us at We are committed to taking all reports seriously and acting promptly while protecting your identity.

Archaea Power Hour strives to create a psychologically and physically safe and inclusive space for everyone regardless of:

  • Gender

  • Gender Identity 

  • Race

  • Ethnicity

  • Research Experience

  • Nationality

  • Age 

  • Sexual Orientation

  • Disability

  • Physical Appearance

  • Religion

  • Socioeconomic Status

  • Status as a Parent

  • Employment Status

  • Job Title

Psychologically safe means that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes.


Discrimination refers to unjust or prejudicial treatment of different groups of people based on - but not limited to - categories as the protected ones cited below.


Bullying is the continued act of exploiting power imbalances to abuse physically or emotionally and obtain control over others.


Harassment is when the bullying behavior is also based on discriminatory treatment against protected groups, but not limited to, cited below.


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