International Microorganism Day
We support the Portuguese Society for Microbiology (SPM) in promoting International Microorganism Day on September 17. This is an initiative which aims to raise awareness about the importance of microorganisms and microbiology research among the general public.
In 2019, we worked to promote the event online through our social media and communications channels, while also running a Microbe Art Competition through our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram to promote International Microorganism Day. Read more about the winners of the competition.
Many of the most serious human infectious agents are either derived from the wider environment or have environmental reservoirs. In this Thematic Issue from FEMS Microbiology Letters, we explore the underlying biology, transmission cycles and risk factors for a breadth of microbes, presented as a series of original research and mini-reviews.