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.
This Thematic Issue from FEMS Yeast Research comprises papers published in the past year by attendees at the ICY15/ICYGMB30 conference. These comprise original articles, reviews and perspective pieces. At the time of the conference ~15 articles have already been published with more in-train. The call for papers has been extended to 30th September for submission of original research papers by an attendee at the conference (presenting or corresponding author). As the yeast community journal, it is appropriate that FEMS Yeast Research is publishing this special issue to mark the first joint congress between these two large (and overlapping) yeast communities.