FEMS Ambassadors share our work and vision with microbiologists in their countries. Ambassadors use their contacts, communication skills and enthusiasm, supported by us to highlight the activities of FEMS and encourage collaborations and participation in these activities.
Ambassadors help us promote our mission, vision, and activities of spreading microbiology knowledge, and connecting microbiologists and microbiological societies for benefit of humankind.
Current FEMS Ambassadors
- Prof. Ken-ichi Yoshida, FEMS Ambassador for Japan. Department of Science, Technology and Innovation, Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation, Kobe University (Japan)
- Dr Nozomu Obana, Deputy Ambassador for Japan. University of Tsukuba (Japan)
- Prof. Lixin Zhang, FEMS Ambassador for China. State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, School of Biotechnology, East China University of Science and Technology (China) & Institute of Microbiology, CAS Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
- Dr Biao Ren, Deputy FEMS Ambassador for China. Sichuang University (China)
- Prof. Jung-Hye Roe, FEMS Ambassador for South Korea. School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University (Republic of Korea)
- Prof Ara Koh, Deputy FEMS Ambassador for South Korea. Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Bio Open Innovation Center (BOIC), Republic of Korea
- Prof. Nicole Webster, FEMS Ambassador for Australia and Oceania. Australian Arctic Division, Hobart (Australia)
- Dr Rochelle Soo, Deputy FEMS Ambassador for Australia and Oceania. The University of Queensland (Australia)
- Prof. Vivien Measday, FEMS Ambassador for Canada. Wine Research Centre, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. (Canada)
- Dr Vera Tai, Deputy FEMS Ambassador for Canada. Western University, Department of Biology, Faculty of Microbial Ecology (Canada)
- Prof. Rup Lal, FEMS Ambassador for India. The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi (India)
- Dr Janmejay Pandey, Deputy FEMS Ambassador for India. Central University of Rajasthan (India)
- Prof. Rosane Schwan, FEMS Ambassador for Brazil. Department of Biology, Federal University of Lavras (Brazil)
- Prof. Anderson Sant’Ana, Deputy FEMS Ambassador for Brazil. University of Campinas (Brazil)
Former FEMS Ambassadors
- Prof. Sang-Ki Rhee, FEMS Ambassador for South Korea. Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Soon Chun Hyang University (South Korea) & Vice President of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS).
- Prof. Linda J. Kenney, FEMS Ambassador for the USA and Singapore. Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore (Singapore) & Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas (USA)
Interviews, news and resources
- Resources: Q&A about FEMS
- News: Announcing Three New Ambassadors from South Korea, India and Brazil: Jung-Hye Roe, Rup Lal and Rosane Schwan (02/2022)
- Interview: Meet Vivien Measday the FEMS Ambassador for Canada (11/2020)
- News: Announcing Two New Ambassadors from Australia & Canada: Nicole Webster and Vivien Measday (10/2020)
- Interview: Meet Prof. Ken-Ichi Yoshida, the first FEMS Ambassador for Japan (11/2019)
- Interview: Meet Prof. Linda J Kenney, the first FEMS Ambassador for the USA and Singapore (11/2019)
- News: A new FEMS Ambassador for the USA & Singapore: Prof. Linda J Kenney (09/2019)
- News: Introducing Three New International FEMS Ambassadors for China, Japan and South Korea (02/2019)
FEMS Microbes is excited to present its latest thematic issue, focusing on bacterial-viral co-infections. Host and microbial factors are critically important for influencing the severity and outcome of infection. Interactions between microbes is an understudied yet important aspect to this process.