The FEMS Council meets annually. It consists of the Delegates of all Member Societies and the officers of the Board of Directors. Members of the Council who are unable to attend may appoint a proxy/deputy. This should be done by using the relevant form (see below). All members of the Council wishing to attend the meeting should complete a registration form (see below) and make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. FEMS Council Participation Grants are available to support the attendance of Delegates of Full Member Societies who are unable to provide financial support themselves. Member Societies may bid to host the Council meeting in their own country. The Board of Directors will elect one venue from amongst those bids.
Documents from these meetings are available at the FEMS Delegates pages (restricted access) or can be retained by FEMS Delegates from our office.
Geobacter bacteria are the only microorganisms known to produce conductive appendages or pili to electronically connect cells to extracellular electron acceptors such as iron oxide minerals and uranium. What mechanisms allow their biofilms to generate electrical currents and participate in metal redox transformations?