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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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Group Leader Positions -Molecular Infection Medicine: Sweden

The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) seeks excellent young researchers who are interested[...]

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John Innes/Rudjer Bošković Summer Schools in Applied Molecular Microbiology: 8 - 16 September 2018, Croatia

The Summer School in Applied Molecular Microbiology 2018 will be held on 8 – 16 September 2018 at the[...]

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FEMS Survey: Key and Emerging Microbiology Topics in 2018

The microbiology landscape is constantly changing with new discoveries and research findings, leading to new ways of[...]

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State of The World's Fungi Symposium, RBG Kew: 13-14 September 2018, UK

The first international State of The World’s Fungi Symposium will be held on 13-14 September 2018 at the Royal[...]

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Microbial nanowires and electroactive biofilms


Geobacter bacteria are the only microorganisms known to produce conductive appendages or pili to electronically connect cells to extracellular electron acceptors such as iron oxide minerals and uranium. What mechanisms allow their biofilms to generate electrical currents and participate in metal redox transformations?

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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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