Collaborating Organization: DMS

The Danish Microbiological Society (DMS) was established in 1958 and is a scientific forum for all microbiologists in Denmark. The goal of DMS is to promote and disseminate microbiological research and to promote the interests of Danish microbiologists. DMS’ primary function is to serve as a contact point for national microbiological activities such as scientific meetings in microbiology and related fields.

DMS is represented in the international organizations for microbiology at the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) and the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) and has a vote at the IUMS and FEMS meetings, at which among other things bacterial nomenclature is determined. Being a part of the international microbiological society is essential for DMS as it allows us to represent Denmark internationally, and to maintain genuine national influence in microbiological matters that are determined internationally.

About the DMS Congress

In recent years, DMS has annually arranged a large, one-day congress in November. Each year the congress focuses on six to eight highly relevant topics covering different areas of microbiology. The language of the symposia is exclusively English. Speakers at the congress are both national and international microbiologists who have produced exceptional results in their field. In addition, members of the Society are encouraged to submit abstracts of posters for presentation in a poster session, and among these, some are invited to make a brief oral presentation of their results for a larger audience. The congress is an excellent opportunity to meet other researchers on the Danish scene, exchange ideas, and be updated on the newest results in the various branches of microbiology. During breaks the commercial sponsors’ stands can be visited, where various companies demonstrate the newest laboratory equipment and materials.

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