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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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9 Doctoral and 6 Postdoctoral Researcher Positions: Friedrich Schiller University, Jena (Germany)
20-03-2019

The Cluster of Excellence “Balance of the Microverse” of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, combines[...]

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3 Post-doctoral Positions: Soil microbiome - University of Minnesota (USA)
31-03-2019

Post-doctoral researcher positions: Three, three-year post-doctoral positions are available in the Kinkel laboratory[...]

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Two-year post-doctoral position in Molecular Biology: Sweden
30-04-2019

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in Molecular to the Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University,[...]

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FEMS Summer School for Postdocs
28-08-2019

The FEMS Summer School for Postdocs will run for 10 days from 28 August to 7 September 2019. Applications by[...]

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Lactic acid bacteria: from starter cultures to producers of chemicals

Lactic acid bacteria constitute a diverse group of industrially significant, safe microorganisms that are primarily used as starter cultures and probiotics, and are also being developed as production systems in industrial biotechnology. The aim of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the potential of lactic acid bacteria as biological catalysts for production of different organic compounds for food and non-food sectors based on their diversity, metabolic- and stress tolerance features, as well as the use of genetic/metabolic engineering tools for enhancing their capabilities.

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It is a great pleasure to announce the 8th Congress of European Microbiologists – FEMS 2019

FEMS 2019 will bring together leading scientists spanning different fields of microbiology to celebrate the best of microbiology. This congress will showcase the most recent developments in microbiology to address some of the global challenges we face today, such as antimicrobial resistance, environmental pollution and the emergence of pathogenic disease.

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