Congress and Events

Our vision for events is to:

  1. preserve scientific excellence and trust
  2. diversify, improve and extend networking opportunities
  3. provide a platform for established researchers, students and other parties to discuss and exchange knowledge
  4. improve links with professional development
  5. improve the offer for sponsors and exhibitors
  6. combine the trans-disciplinary advantages of a large congress with the disciplinary detail and networking atmosphere of a small specialist conference
  7. improve opportunities and benefits for our Member Societies

Our focus is on promoting and connecting scientific excellence, facilitating diversity, and building momentum for public outreach, education, and communications projects. This involves developing relationships across all disciplines relating to microbiology and across all sectors – academic, policy, business, educational, communications and recreational – and helping to put the right people “in the same room”.

We run several events each year that bring scientists together from across the world:

The FEMS Congress on Microbiology – Hamburg, Germany – 9-12 July 2023

After the success of the World Microbe Forum, FEMS is delighted to announce the 10th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS 2023) to be held in Hamburg, Germany, from 9-12 July 2023. Join us at an event dedicated to showcasing the latest developments in microbiology and connect to microbiologists from all over the world. We invite you to save the date and subscribe to our Events newsletter here.

The official hashtag for this event is #FEMS2023.

The FEMS Conference on Microbiology – Tallinn, Estonia – 4-6 July 2024

The 3rd FEMS Conference on Microbiology will showcase the most recent developments in microbiology and discuss related topics such as professional development and publishing.

The official hashtag for the event is: #FCOM24

The FEMS Summer School for Postdocs – tbc

Hosted by the Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences (MedILS), this Summer School presents a unique opportunity for early career researchers to receive instruction and supervision from prominent academics, collaborate and network with fellow researchers from an international range of countries. This is a chance and to discuss their own work, as well as wider aspects of being a scientist.

The FEMS Summer School on Microbiology Education – tbc

The FEMS Summer School on Microbiological Education aims to expand the skills of those teaching academic microbiology; discuss and review new didactic approaches which have been developed and could be successfully used in microbiology education, and to examine the newest achievements in microbiology science.

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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