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About FEMS

We are leading the way in promoting excellence and equality in science, and in channelling high quality knowledge to solving today’s societal problems around microbiology. We do this by funding research, giving out travel and training grants to scientists, publishing our journals, running events, and managing collaborative projects with other partner organizations.

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Join our growing events team! - Events and Logistics Officer

We are looking to recruit an Events and Logistics Officer to join our team at the Federation of European[...]

International Microorganism Day 2022

FEMS supports the Portuguese Society of Microbiology in organizing celebrations of International Microorganism Day[...]

Postdoc in fungal ecology with GlobalFungi: Czech Republic

The Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology is looking for a motivated postdoctoral fellow. The person will join[...]

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Van Leeuwenhoek Medal

In 2023, it will be 300 years since Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the founding father of microbiology, died at the age of[...]

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Featured Issue

Yeast Pathogenesis and Drug Resistance: the Beauty of the bYeast

FEMS Yeast Research is proud to present this latest thematic issue on yeast pathogenesis and drug resistance. In the past few decades, genetics and genomics studies have uncovered traits underlying the pathogenicity and drug resistances of pathogenic yeast. However, we still have a lot to uncover about the complex mechanisms used by different species to thrive in the human host, and much to do to convert this knowledge into improved clinical treatments. This thematic issue highlights the importance of the diversity of genome-scale approaches to unravel the intricate nature of pathogenesis and drug resistance in pathogenic yeasts, bringing together  a diverse range of fascinating views on antifungal drug resistance.

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FEMS, DGHM and VAAM are happy to announce the next 10th Congress of European Microbiologists, which will take place from 9 – 13 July 2023 in Hamburg, Germany.

Join us at an event dedicated to showcasing the latest developments in microbiology and connect to microbiologists from all over the world.

You can find up-to-date information on the conference at

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