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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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SAVE THE DATE: The 9th Congress of European Microbiologists will be held from 11-15 July 2019 in Hamburg, Germany

3 Post-doctoral Positions: Soil microbiome - University of Minnesota (USA)

Post-doctoral researcher positions: Three, three-year post-doctoral positions are available in the Kinkel laboratory[...]

Professorship in Applied Bioinformatics: Germany

The University of Konstanz has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative since 2007. The Department of[...]

FEMS Summer School for Postdocs

The FEMS Summer School for Postdocs will run for 10 days from 28 August to 7 September 2019. Applications by[...]

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Lactic acid bacteria: from starter cultures to producers of chemicals

Lactic acid bacteria constitute a diverse group of industrially significant, safe microorganisms that are primarily used as starter cultures and probiotics, and are also being developed as production systems in industrial biotechnology. The aim of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the potential of lactic acid bacteria as biological catalysts for production of different organic compounds for food and non-food sectors based on their diversity, metabolic- and stress tolerance features, as well as the use of genetic/metabolic engineering tools for enhancing their capabilities.

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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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