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.
The International Microorganism Day 2020 goes virtual, with a 24 hour live stream! A whole day full of talks, discussions, and webinars featuring speakers from all around the world. Find the complete programme and details of the activities via this link.
This year we have worked exceptionally hard to present an even bigger International Microorganism Day, including promoting the event online through our social media and communications channels, writing blogs and creating educational resources. We are also running for another year in a row the popular in demand Microbe Art Competition, with even more prizes to hand, through our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram to promote International Microorganism Day.
FEMS Yeast Research is proud to present this latest thematic issue on yeast pathogenesis and drug resistance. In the past few decades, genetics and genomics studies have uncovered traits underlying the pathogenicity and drug resistances of pathogenic yeast. However, we still have a lot to uncover about the complex mechanisms used by different species to thrive in the human host, and much to do to convert this knowledge into improved clinical treatments. This thematic issue highlights the importance of the diversity of genome-scale approaches to unravel the intricate nature of pathogenesis and drug resistance in pathogenic yeasts, bringing together a diverse range of fascinating views on antifungal drug resistance.