FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Travel Award for Early Career Scientists

The FEMS-ASM Award supports the reciprocal exchange of one member from each organization to present his/her research at the other organization’s main conference. It has been designed to benefit early career scientists from both organizations by giving them the opportunity to present their work overseas and experience the best of microbiology in the partner country.

ASM will select the member attending the biannual FEMS Congress and FEMS will select the member attending the ASM General Meeting occurring in intermittent years when no FEMS Congress is held.

These awards are to support travel and living costs of the grantee only.

ASM Applicants

ASM will select the member attending the FEMS Congress occurring in 2023. Applicants should be microbiologists active in research and be current PhD (or equivalent) student or recipient of PhD within the past five years. They should be members of ASM. The awardee will be selected from applicants whose abstract has been accepted for presentation.


Submit an abstract and travel award application via the abstract submission site for the meeting. Include the following documents when submitting:

    • Name
    • ASM Membership number
    • CV, including list of publications
    • Signed endorsement form


Past Winners of the Mäkelä-Cassell Awards



ASM-FEMS Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Laura Glendinning, PhD, Core Scientist (Research Fellow) in Genetics and Genomics at the University of Edinburgh



FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Suparna Mitra, University Academic Fellow at the Leeds Institute of Medical Research



ASM-FEMS Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Azul Zurzoli, PhD Research Student at the University of Dundee



FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Valerie de Anda, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, USA



ASM-FEMS Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Mohd Zulkifli Salleh, Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Manchester, UK



FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Kana Morinaga



ASM-FEMS Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Ajijur Rahman



FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Ember Morrissey



ASM-FEMS Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Francesca Turroni



FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Award Awardee | Clayton Caswell



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.

read more
More articles
more articles