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About Fems
About Fems

FEMS is leading the way in promoting excellence and equality in science, and in channelling high quality knowledge to solving today’s societal problems around microbiology. It does this by funding research, publishing journals, organizing collaborative projects and partnering with other organizations.

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Grants & funding
Call for application: FEMS Meeting Grants

The call is directed to people organizing scientific conferences, laboratory workshops, and training courses in the[...]

Events & courses
First International Conference of Clinical Metagenomics (ICCMg)

Metagenomics, based on next-generation sequencing (NGS), has been available for a decade and is now widely used for[...]

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Food microbiology education in practice

It is clear that during the last 150 years microbiological research has enabled major advances to be made in food[...]

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FEMS Microbiology Letters & OUP MiniReview Award

The winner will receive €1,000 plus special marketing attention for their article at both OUP and FEMS, plus free access

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Featured Articles
Hydrocarbon biodegradation by Arctic sea-ice and sub-ice microbial communities during microcosm experiments, Northwest Passage (Nunavut, Canada)

The increasing accessibility to navigation and offshore oil exploration brings risks of hydrocarbon releases in Arctic waters. Bioremediation of [...]

Global transcriptional start site mapping in Geobacter sulfurreducens during growth with two different electron acceptors

Geobacter sulfurreducens is an anaerobic soil bacterium that is involved in biogeochemical cycles of elements such as [...]

Escherichia coli: an old friend with new tidings

Escherichia coli is one of the most-studied microorganisms worldwide but its characteristics are continually changing. Extraintestinal [...]

Comparative evaluation of in vitro human macrophage models for mycobacterial infection study

Macrophages are phagocytic cells that play a key role maintaining the homeostasis of many tissues. Their function is essential [...]

Curation of the genome annotation of Pichia pastoris (Komagataella phaffii) CBS7435 from gene level to protein function

As manually curated and non-automated BLAST analysis of the published Pichia pastoris genome sequences revealed many differences [...]

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Upcoming fems congress

The 7th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS 2017) is one of the leading meetings of its kind and will connect thousands of microbiologists from around the world.

FEMS 2017 will be held July 9-13 in Valencia, one of the liveliest and brightest cities in Spain.

To stay updated on FEMS 2017 news, visit our website at

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