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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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Assistant Professor - food microbiology: Poland

Lodz University of Technology is looking to fill the position of a Assistant Professor at the Institute of[...]

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Biological Oceanography/Marine Microbial Ecology: UK

Contribute to the discovery and lead to the further development in an appropriate aspect of biological[...]

Project Scientist or Project Technical Scientist - Deep-sea Bio Open Innovation Platform: Japan

“Deep-sea Bio Open Innovation Platform” in the Research and Development Center for Marine Biosciences,[...]

University Researcher in Medical Microbiology and Immunology: Finland

A University Researcher position is available in the field of Medical microbiology and immunology in the Research[...]

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How did cyanobacteria first embark on the path to becoming plastids?


In the history of life, the most transformative symbiosis was the ‘primary endosymbiosis,’ wherein a cyanobacterium was engulfed by a eukaryote and became genetically integrated as a heritable photosynthetic organelle, or plastid. Since we cannot travel back in time to witness these evolutionary junctures, Gregory S Gavelis and Gillian H Gile draw on examples of unicellular eukaryotes (protists) spanning diverse modes of photosymbiosis. They also review experimental approaches that could be used to recreate aspects of early primary endosymbiosis on a human timescale.

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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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