The Final Days Until FEMS2019. Are You Ready?


FEMS2019 will kick off at 15:30 on Sunday 7th July at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. This year our congress is  organised jointly with the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM), one of our 53 Member Societies.

This year the theme is Building Communities. We invite all attendees to network and engage with a hugely diverse set of researchers from all over the world.

We aim to help build the communities required to address the global issues faced by humanity, whether it be: the antimicrobial resistance crisis; the climate change crisis; the needs of health, sanitation, and medicine; the public perception and communication of science; the barriers faced by many identities wishing to participate in science; or a vast array of many more fascinating topics and important challenges.

We couldn’t be more excitied to see thousands of microbiologists from across Europe and the world descend upon the great city of Glasgow to showcase the very best of microbiology. The 8th Congress of European Microbiologists will cover all aspects of microbiology and feature keynote lectures from some of the best expert microbiologists on the planet. We look forward to seeing you there!

A Joint Virtual Special Issue:

For FEMS2019, we have teamed up with journals linked to our Member Societies for a joint Virtual Special Issue (VSI) called Building Microbial Communities, with a selection of 22 recent articles from 15 different journals. Reflecting the diversity of topics at FEMS2019, this joint VSI presents a broad range of research areas where communities of microorganisms take centre stage. 

Social Media:

If you are attending, or simply following proceedings from home, you can keep up with FEMS2019 developments by following us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram), and please look out for and use the conference hashtag: #FEMS2019

Get FEMS2019 Mobile App:

Also, don’t forget to download the app. You can arrange your agenda, make notes, check out all the event abstracts, study venue maps, interact with talks, message other attendees you meet, pose questions to the speakers…. the list goes on!



Poster Awards & Poster Sticker:

If you are presenting a poster and will attend the Poster Awards and Closing Session, please make sure you collect a poster sticker from the registration desk. The sticker confirms that you will be present at the Poster Awards  &  Closing Session on 11 July 13.45-14.15 and should be placed on your poster. All posters are still eligible for a poster prize regardless of the sticker. More information on Poster Awards

Check the Website:

Of course, the FEMS2019 Congress website will still contain all the information you may need, including (but not limited to):

And finally, a message from the President of FEMS, Dr. Bauke Oudega:

It is a great pleasure to encourage you to participate in the 8th Congress of European Microbiologists – FEMS2019 – which will be held 7-11 July 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

FEMS2019 will bring together leading scientists spanning different fields of microbiology to celebrate the best of microbiology. This congress will showcase the most recent developments in microbiology to address some of the global challenges we face today, such as antimicrobial resistance, environmental pollution and the emergence of pathogenic disease.

In fact, the FEMS Congresses are the only scientific meetings at European and international level providing a unique forum for interdisciplinary dialogue and discussion between all microbiological specialties ranging from basic research to applied and across all sectors – academic, policy, business, educational, and communications. 

The Congress aims to inspire scientists to come together and collaborate on fresh new ideas freely without limits.

So join us for FEMS2019 in Glasgow, one of Europe’s most vibrant and dynamic cities, that’s been voted the world’s friendliest city. Just outside the city you will find some of Scotland’s most vibrant scenery: from the waterfalls of the Clyde Valley to the fantastic walks of East Dunbartonshire, you can enjoy an idyllic day in the country and – a short drive later – be back in the heart of Glasgow.

We hope you will join us for a great congress and look forward to welcoming you in Glasgow!

Kind regards 
Dr. Bauke Oudega, FEMS President


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