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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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Jobs
Postdoctoral Position in Spatial Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance: Switzerland
29-12-2018

ETH Zurich is looking to fill the  Postdoctoral Position in Spatial Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance (100%)[...]

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Lecturer in Microbiology: UK
02-01-2019

The School of Biological Sciences is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. It is made up of[...]

At FEMS
Wikipedians needed
31-12-2018

Wikipedia editors for curating WikiProject Microbiology articles In this volunteering project, we are looking for[...]

Grants & funding
Funding opportunity: new treatments for Sepsis
18-12-2018

We have partnered with Dr David Brown (Bio-medical researcher and co-inventor of Viagra) to crowdsource new[...]

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Induced erythromycin resistance promotes solithromycin resistance in S. aureus

The aim of this study was to determine whether in vitro induced erythromycin resistance facilitates the cross-resistance to the novel fluoroketolide, solithromycin, in Staphylococcus aureus. Long-term exposure of erythromycin results in resistance to ketolides in S. aureus through drug binding site mutations. These results demonstrate that since erythromycin has been used clinically for a long time, it is necessary to carefully evaluate the rewards and risks when prescribing solithromycin for the treatment of infectious diseases.

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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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