Day 4 highlights at FEMS 2017


It was another great day of microbiology discussion and presentations yesterday at day 4 of FEMS 2017. The parallel sessions showcased AMR policies, viral and yeast pathogenesis, anaerobic communities and environmental microbiology.

We had popular sessions unravelling the history of life by piecing together the clues left behind by giant viruses and pathogens found in mummified human hosts, and talks exploring the elusive microbial communities found in extreme environments. There was a collaborative FEMS-ESCMID session on AMR, and FEMS Secretary-General, Stefano Donadio co-chaired a special event on how to create a start-up from microbiology research.

The poster sessions were again a hub of activity throughout the day with delegates from all areas of microbiology and across the globe openly discussing their research and networking. We caught up with some of our 200+ Congress grantees who were able to attend FEMS 2017 through the grant, hailing from as far as Chile, South Africa, Kenya and Colombia.

Yesterday was another fantastic day of microbiology and we thank everyone who has been involved and participated. We look forward to today’s final events at FEMS 2017.

Extreme bacteria and archaea session
Thank you FEMS 2017 volunteers!
What lies beneath – extreme anaerobes
The evolution of AMR


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