FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Award
The FEMS-ASM Award supports the reciprocal exchange of one member from each organization to present his/her research at the other organization’s main conference. It has been designed to benefit early career scientists from both organizations by giving them the opportunity to present their work overseas and experience the best of microbiology in the partner country.
ASM will select the member attending the biannual FEMS Congress and FEMS will select the member attending the ASM General Meeting occurring in intermittent years when no FEMS Congress is held.
These awards are to support travel and living costs of the grantee only.
Applicants should be microbiologists active in research and less than 36 years of age. They should have been members of a FEMS member Society for at least one year before the application deadline. As next year a grant will go to an ASM member for the FEMS Congress in 2017, the next opportunity to apply is for the ASM General Meeting in 2018.
Mycobacteria show a high degree of intrinsic resistance to most antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents. The low permeability of the mycobacterial cell wall, with its unusual structure, is now known to be a major factor in this resistance.