FEMS is leading the way in promoting excellence and diversity in science, and in channelling high quality knowledge to solving today’s societal problems around microbiology. It does this by funding research, publishing journals, connecting microbiologists and partnering with other organizations.
Our main goals are to benefit microbiology in Europe and across the world through research, networking, education and outreach; and to help our Member Societies serve the microbiology community.
To achieve these we provide opportunities in networking, research and communication, as well as developing revenue streams to maintain and develop our charitable activities.
Our organizational direction 2015 – 2019 is summarized in our strategic framework.
Microorganisms play an essential role in humans, animals, plants, the environment and industrial processes, and impact significantly on health, the economy, food supply, and ecosystems. Scientific knowledge of microorganisms and their interactions in the biosphere is essential for informed decision and policy making, improved health and well-being, wealth generation and environmental quality and sustainability. FEMS’ vision is to coordinate and lead the acquisition of scientific knowledge and innovation in microbiology and to maximise communication of this knowledge, and its importance, to scientists, politicians, policy makers, industry and the general public.
FEMS aims at advancing microbiology in Europe and the neighbouring regions through grants, publication of internationally renowned journals, news items, congresses, teaching support, and additional initiatives that fulfil its Vision.
As an organization we believe people should be treated with fairness, equality, dignity and respect. We foster an atmosphere of inclusion and equal opportunities, and place value on ensuring the diversity of the microbiological community is reflected in our organization and across all of our activities and have put in place the following policies to reflect and ensure this.
Equality and Diversity Policy – people should be treated with dignity and respect, with value being placed on ensuring diversity is reflected in our organization
Anti-Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination Policy – bullying and harassment of any kind is not tolerated
Reporting Process – if we fail to meet your expectation, or our own high standards of behaviour, we want to hear about it.
This Thematic Issue of Pathogens and Disease explores the applications of mathematical models. This issue has a particular focus on host-pathogen dynamics and population health applications, as well as the future of biomathematical modelling in terms of big data analytics. It features outstanding articles that outline next-generation approaches to this field by using advance software approaches with mathematical frameworks to tackle problems in epidemiology and infection treatment.