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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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Postdoctoral Fellow In Cancer And Stem Cell Research: Switzerland

University and University Hospital Basel is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow (100%, start upon[...]

PhD project: Small RNA control of bacterial nitrous oxide emissions: UK

University of East Anglia is looking for candidates for a PhD project: “Small RNA control of bacterial nitrous[...]

Postdoctoral researcher- marine microbiology: Portugal

CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Center of Marine and Environmental Research seeks to hire a highly motivated[...]

Postdoctoral fellow- Molecular Parasitology: USA

The Vinayak lab  at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated[...]

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A protocol for multiple genetic modifications in S. cerevisiae using CRISPR/Cas9

Two methods are described for efficient genetic modification of Saccharomyces cerevisiae using CRISPR/Cas9. The first method enables the modification of a single genetic locus using in vivo assembly of a guide RNA (gRNA) expression plasmid without the need for prior cloning. A second method using in vitro assembled plasmids that could contain up to two gRNAs was used to simultaneously introduce up to six genetic modifications (e.g. six gene deletions) in a single transformation step by transforming up to three gRNA expression plasmids simultaneously. The method is not only suitable for gene deletion but is also applicable for in vivo site-directed mutagenesis and integration of multiple DNA fragments in a single locus.

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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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