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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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Jobs
Postdoctoral Associate / Postdoctoral Fellow- Mitochondria & Oxidative Stress: Australia
23-05-2019

University of Technology Sydney is  looking for motivated and productive post-doctoral researcher(s) to investigate[...]

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FEMS Summer School on Microbiology Education
02-06-2019

The FEMS Summer School for microbiology teachers aims to expand the skills of those teaching academic microbiology;[...]

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Bring your science communication activity to our congress!
15-05-2019

Are you coming to FEMS2019? And are you organizing a science communication activity? Then boost your activity and[...]

Events
4th International Course on Antibiotics and Resistance (ICARe)
17-10-2019

October 19 -27, 2019, Les Pensières, Annecy (France) The emergence and spread of bacteria resistant to many drug[...]

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Klebsiella pneumoniae infection biology: living to counteract host defences

Klebsiella species cause a wide range of diseases including pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTIs), bloodstream infections and sepsis. These infections are particularly a problem among neonates, elderly and immunocompromised individuals. This review summarises the tremendous progress that has been made to uncover the sophisticated immune evasion strategies of K. pneumoniae. The co-evolution of Klebsiella in response to the challenge of an activated immune has made Klebsiella a formidable pathogen exploiting stealth strategies and actively suppressing innate immune defences to overcome host responses to survive in the tissues.

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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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