Joint Special Issues

The Publications Network shares publication expertise and develops cross-promotional opportunities for Member Societies who publish journals, books and any other publications.

The first issue by this network is the Virtual Special Issue Europe’s Microbiology Network. This virtual special issue showcases a selection of the best research recently published in some of the journals produced by Societies in the FEMS microbiology network.

The second issue is a collection of articles called Microbiology & Infection, is by FEMS in association with two FEMS Member Societies, the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM) and the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM).

The third issue called Microbiology in Action is a collaboration with seven Member Societies. This collection showcases the best of microbiology from our Member Societies.

The fourth issue called Microbiology in Action II is a sequel of Microbiology in action and a collaboration with eight of our Member Societies.

The fifth issue called Building Microbial Communities was prepared in occasion of FEMS2019 in Glasgow (July 7-11, 2019) and is a collaboration with 15 different journals linked to 10 societies affiliated with FEMS.

To get involved with the Publications Network contact Dr Erwin Ripmeester.

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AMR three ways: healthcare crisis, major concepts and the relevance of biofilms

Worldwide, infections are resuming their role as highly effective killing diseases, as current treatments are failing to respond to the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In this minireview, the impact of AMR in healthcare systems and the major bacteria behind it are highlighted. Ecological aspects of AMR evolution and the complexity of its molecular mechanisms are explained. Major concepts, such as intrinsic, acquired and adaptive resistance, as well as tolerance and heteroresistance, are also clarified. More importantly, the problematic of biofilms and their role in AMR, namely their main resistance and tolerance mechanisms, are elucidated. Finally, some of the most promising anti-biofilm strategies being investigated are reviewed.

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