Past Congresses

FEMS2023: 11th Congress of European Microbiologists

Where the microbiology community reconnects
9-13 July 2023
Hamburg, Germany

FEMS2023 was the largest event in Europe in 2023 dedicated to showcasing the latest developments across the broad scope of microbiology. We reconnected with microbiologists and companies from all over the world, shared cutting edge science, and explored 10 main topics from across the spectrum of microbiology from our speakers.

Click here to download the FEMS2023 Abstract Book.
Click here to read our wrap up of FEMS2023.

 

World Microbe Forum / the FEMS2021 Congress – Online 

20-24 June 2021
Online

Click here to download the WMF FEMS Abstract Book for 2021.

The 9th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS 2021) was one of the leading meetings of its kind and connected thousands of microbiologists from around the world.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made us review how we could deliver events in a safe, flexible, effective and accessible manner. We worked together with our Member Societies on the best ways to create opportunities to connect and share knowledge virtually.​ One of the consequences was that our upcoming congress FEMS2021, originally planned to be in Hamburg, Germany, became an ONLINE congress.

Recognizing that microbial sciences, just like microbes, know no borders, the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) and the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) came together to launch a new initiative– the World Microbe Forum took place online from 20-24 June, 2021. Bringing together two of the biggest meetings in the microbial sciences, ASM Microbe 2021 and FEMS2021, under one platform to further science.​
The official hashtag for the event was: #WorldMicrobeForum

We wish to express our gratitude to the following companies who, through their generosity, have helped make this congress possible:

FEMS2019: 8th Congress of European Microbiologists

Building Communities
7-11 July 2019
Glasgow, UK

Click here to download the FEMS2019 Abstract Book.
Click here to access the FEMS2019 Photo Album.

We wish to express our gratitude to the following companies who, through their generosity, have helped make this congress possible:

 

 

 

 

 

FEMS2017: 7th Congress of European Microbiologists

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9-13 July 2017
Valencia, Spain

Click here to download the FEMS 2017 Abstract Book.
Click here to access the FEMS2017 Photo Album.

We wish to express our gratitude to the following companies who, through their generosity, have helped make this congress possible:

 

 

 

 

FEMS2015: 6th Congress of European Microbiologists

7-11 June 2015,
MECC, Maastricht,
The Netherlands

FEMS2013: 5th Congress of European Microbiologists

Bringing together the key disciplines of microbiology
21-25 July 2013
Leipziger Messe, Leipzig, Germany

4th FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists

Advancing Knowledge on Microbes
26 – 30 June 2011
PALEXPO Convention Centre,
Geneva,
SWITZERLAND

3rd FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists

Microbes and Man: Interdependence and Future Challenges
28 June – 2 July 2009
Göteborg Convention Centre,
Göteborg,
SWEDEN

2nd FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists

Integrating Microbial Knowledge into Human Life
4 – 8 July 2006
Madrid,
SPAIN

1st FEMS-ESCMID Conference on New Frontiers in Microbiology and Infection

Lessons from Escherichia coli: from basic research to clinical aspects
04 – 08 September 2005
Eurotel Victoria,
Villars-sur-Ollon,
SWITZERLAND

1st FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists

29 June – 3 July 2003
Cankarjev Dom,
Ljubljana,
SLOVENIA

FEMS Jubilee (25th anniversary) Symposium

16 September 2000
Hotel Meliá Lebreros,
Sevilla,
SPAIN

FEMS Journals and Open Access

Embracing an Open Future

All but one of the FEMS journals are now fully open access (OA), with one journal, FEMS Microbiology Letters remaining a subscription journal with free-to-publish and OA options. Open access is key to supporting the FEMS mission of disseminating high quality research as widely as possible: when high quality, peer reviewed sound science is open access, anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection, can read it.

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