FEMS Summer School for Postdocs 2022

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Microbiology for a sustainable future


Quick facts

  • When? 3-13 September 2022
  • Where? MedILS – Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences, Split, Croatia
  • Who? Application is open from 11 May – 1 June. More information can be found here.
  • What? The programme can be found here.

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The FEMS Summer School for Postdocs will recognize 25 of the most talented and promising researchers from across the world – with spaces reserved for 15-20 European and 5-10 non-European students.  It is designed to support personal and professional development through 10 days of close work with top scientists, and to enable and encourage research collaboration across all fields of microbiology. The outcomes will be to advance your scientific knowledge and enhance your research career.

The theme of the Summer School for 2022 will be:

Microbiology for a Sustainable Future

The Summer School presents a unique opportunity for early career scientists to receive instruction and supervision from prominent academics, collaborate and network with fellow researchers from an international range of countries, and to discuss their own work as well as wider aspects of being a scientist.


Event Venue and Dates

The FEMS Summer School for Postdocs will run for 10 days from 3-13 September 2022. Accommodation and all facilities will be located in the Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences (MedILS) in Split, Croatia, with some accommodation in nearby facilities to ensure all participants have individual rooms.

Founded in 2003 by Prof. Miroslav Radman and Prof. Marija Alačević, MedILS is an independently funded, international, non-profit research institute located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, only 3km from Split city centre. Research endeavours of MedILS are primarily focused on developing highly original, multidisciplinary approaches designed to provide novel insights into the fundamental concepts of molecular organisation and functioning of living organisms.




Successful applicants are expected to organise and pay the costs of their travel and travel insurance. The bench fee for each successful applicant is €400, payable to MedILS within 15 days of receiving an invoice after selection. The fee covers accommodation, catering, and attendance for the duration of the Summer School.

Cancellation and fee reimbursement: If you need to cancel your attendance after paying your fee, you will be reimbursed:

  • 50% until cancellation before 30 July 2022
  • 30% until cancellation before 13 August 2022
  • 0% for cancellation from 13 August 2022


A Message from the FEMS Director of Events & Internationalization, Prof. d-r Vaso Taleski

 Dear potential students of the FEMS Summer School for Postdocs 2022!

With great pleasure I would like to inform you that the third FEMS summer school for postdocs will take place at MedILS, Split, Croatia, from 3-13 September 2022. Hopefully it will be a post-pandemic summer school.

It is my great honour to announce that we have great directors and distinguished speakers-mentors, as well as an excellent and very attractive 10-day programme on a top scientific level.

This event is a great opportunity to improve your personal knowledge and skills, open new horizons, start new collaborations and scientific projects, and may have substantial influence on your scientific career.

Ambitious postdocs should not miss this unique event.

Looking forward to your participation.

Prof. d-r Vaso Taleski
FEMS Director of Events & Internationalization



Summer School Co-Directors

Hilary Lappin-Scott, OBE, Ph.D.
FEMS President
Honorary Distinguished Professor
Cardiff University
United Kingdom

Max M. Häggblom, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Miroslav Radman, Ph.D.
Professor, Founder of MedILS
Honorary Director


The people involved in the organisation of the Summer School from FEMS are:

  • Prof. d-r Vaso Taleski, MD, Ph.D.
  • Ms. Malin Inzinger

The people involved in the organization of the Summer School from MedILS are:

  • Ms Jelena Ruzic
  • Ms Irena Rajic
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