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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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PhD Researcher - Biotechnology/Microbiology/Engineering: Portugal
31-10-2018

The Rector of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Prof. Isabel Capeloa Gil deliberated the opening of an international[...]

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Researcher antimicrobial resistance: Netherlands
24-10-2018

The antimicrobial resistance (AMR) problem is a national and international topic of great concern in both veterinary[...]

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Postdoctoral fellows in yeast as a model for aging: Sweden
29-10-2018

The University of Gothenburg is seeking to fill the position of Postdoctoral fellows on a subject of “Yeast as[...]

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PhDs and postdocs within WWSC project - BIO - Wood components: Sweden
04-11-2018

Chalmers University of Technology is looking to fill position of PhDs and PostDocs to work at its research center[...]

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A protocol for multiple genetic modifications in S. cerevisiae using CRISPR/Cas9

Two methods are described for efficient genetic modification of Saccharomyces cerevisiae using CRISPR/Cas9. The first method enables the modification of a single genetic locus using in vivo assembly of a guide RNA (gRNA) expression plasmid without the need for prior cloning. A second method using in vitro assembled plasmids that could contain up to two gRNAs was used to simultaneously introduce up to six genetic modifications (e.g. six gene deletions) in a single transformation step by transforming up to three gRNA expression plasmids simultaneously. The method is not only suitable for gene deletion but is also applicable for in vivo site-directed mutagenesis and integration of multiple DNA fragments in a single locus.

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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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