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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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Jobs
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,[...]

At FEMS
FEMS Summer School on Microbiology Education
02-06-2019

The FEMS Summer School for microbiology teachers aims to expand the skills of those teaching academic microbiology;[...]

Bring your science communication activity to our congress!
15-05-2019

Are you coming to FEMS2019? And are you organizing a science communication activity? Then boost your activity and[...]

Events
4th International Course on Antibiotics and Resistance (ICARe)
17-10-2019

October 19 -27, 2019, Les Pensières, Annecy (France) The emergence and spread of bacteria resistant to many drug[...]

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The first virus isolates from Antarctic sea ice have complex infection patterns

Viruses are recognized as important actors in ocean ecology and biogeochemical cycles, but many details are not yet understood. The authors of this paper participated in a winter expedition to the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, to isolate viruses and to measure virus-like particle abundance (flow cytometry) in sea ice. They isolated 59 bacterial strains and the first four Antarctic sea-ice viruses known (PANV1, PANV2, OANV1 and OANV2), which grow in bacterial hosts belonging to the typical sea-ice genera Paraglaciecola and Octadecabacter.

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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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