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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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Get involved with our Education Group

You will work in close contact with the FEMS team and the education group to support the development of this work[...]

Get involved in a directorship position

Are you looking to build your governance experience while supporting the advancement of microbiology? Then have a[...]

Events & courses
51st Scientific Conference of the German speaking Mycological Society (DMykG) e.V., 31 Aug-2 Sept 2017, Germany

Starting Dates: 31 August – 2 September 2017 Location: Fürstenberghaus University Münster, Germany The[...]

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SYNMIKRO Junior Group Leader Symposium: 26-28 Sept 2017, Germany

Call for a Junior Group Leader Symposium by SYNMIKRO, the Center for Synthetic Microbiology, founded in 2010 by the[...]

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Mycobacterial cell wall: Structure and role in natural resistance to antibiotics

Mycobacteria show a high degree of intrinsic resistance to most antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents. The low permeability of the mycobacterial cell wall, with its unusual structure, is now known to be a major factor in this resistance.

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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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