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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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Jobs
Postdoctoral Position: Probing Protein-DNA Interactions: Belgium
06-06-2019

Probing Protein-DNA transactions involved in DNA recombination and antibiotic resistance dissemination A postdoc[...]

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Three Postdoctoral fellowships in data science, bioinformatics or computational biology in human microbiome: Denmark
21-06-2019

We are seeking candidates to fill up to three 2-year positions, with possibilities of extension, to work on[...]

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Postdoc Researcher Virology and Immunology: Netherlands
10-06-2019

Asian elephants (Elephas maximus), are considered an endangered species due to continuous reduction by poaching and[...]

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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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Klebsiella pneumoniae infection biology: living to counteract host defences

Klebsiella species cause a wide range of diseases including pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTIs), bloodstream infections and sepsis. These infections are particularly a problem among neonates, elderly and immunocompromised individuals. This review summarises the tremendous progress that has been made to uncover the sophisticated immune evasion strategies of K. pneumoniae. The co-evolution of Klebsiella in response to the challenge of an activated immune has made Klebsiella a formidable pathogen exploiting stealth strategies and actively suppressing innate immune defences to overcome host responses to survive in the tissues.

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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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