Member Societies

Our Member Societies serve the microbiology community through providing resources, building capacity, and stimulating collaboration. By joining one of our Member Societies, you receive the benefits of the society you join and from FEMS:

  • an open invitation to participate in FEMS network teams and activities
  • eligibility to apply for FEMS grants
  • discounts off FEMS Congress registration fees
  • 25% discount on all OUP books – certain Dictionaries and other premium titles excluded

How to join

Looking to join a Member Society? Have a look at the Member Societies below and find out more about them, learn how you can join them or contact them.

Is your microbiological society not a member of FEMS and are you looking into joining FEMS as a society? Have a look at the the duties and benefits associated with FEMS membership here.

Corresponding FEMS Member Societies

Currently, we have one Corresponding Member Society. Please note that if you are a member of a Corresponding Member Society, you are partially eligible for FEMS membership benefits, as  described here.

EuropeEuropean Culture Collections’ Organisation




Full FEMS Member Societies

Below table lists all FEMS Member Societies per country, per region (Czech Republic & Slovakia; Serbia & Montenegro; Region German-speaking), per Europe-wide society and per Global society.

country/regionMember societies
ArmeniaArmenian Microbiological Association
AustriaAustrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology
AustriaAustrian Society for Hygiene, Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
BelarusBelarussian Non-governmental Association of Microbiologists
BelgiumBelgian Society for Microbiology
Bosnia-HerzegovinaMicrobiology Society of BiH
BulgariaBulgarian Society for Microbiology (Union of Scientists in Bulgaria)
CroatiaCroatian Microbiological Society
Czech Republic & SlovakiaCzechoslovak Society for Microbiology
DenmarkDanish Microbiological Society
EstoniaEstonian Society for Microbiology
FinlandFinnish Biochemical, Biophysical, and Microbiological Society
FranceFrench Society for Microbiology
GermanyGerman Society of Hygiene and Microbiology
GermanyAssociation for General and Applied Microbiology
Region-German speakingSociety for Virology
GlobalSociety for Anaerobic Microbiology
GlobalInternational Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Society
GreeceGreek Society of Microbiology
GreeceSociety of Mikrobiokosmos
HungaryHungarian Society for Microbiology
IcelandMicrobiological Society of Iceland
IsraelIsrael Society for Microbiology
ItalyItalian Society of General Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnologies
ItalyItalian Society of Agro-Food and Microbial Biotechnologies
ItalyItalian Association for Clinical Microbiology
ItalyItalian Society of Microbiology
LatviaLatvian Society for Microbiology
Macedonia, Republic ofMacedonian Microbiological Society
MoldovaSociety for Microbiology of Moldova
LithuaniaLithuanian Microbiological Society
Netherlands, TheRoyal Netherlands Society for Microbiology
NorwayNorwegian Society for Microbiology
PolandPolish Society of Microbiologists
PortugalPortuguese Society of Microbiology
RomaniaRomanian Society for Microbiology
RussiaInterregional Russian Microbiological Society
RussiaInterregional Association for Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
RussiaAll-Russian Public Organization “National Academy of Mycology”
SerbiaSerbian Society for Microbiology
SloveniaSlovenian Microbiological Society
SpainSpanish Society for Microbiology
SpainSpanish Society for Virology
SwedenSwedish Society for Microbiology
SwitzerlandSwiss Society for Microbiology
TurkeyTurkish Microbiological Society
UkraineSociety of Microbiologists of Ukraine
United Kingdom and IrelandMicrobiology Society
United KingdomSociety for Applied Microbiology
United KingdomBritish Phycological Society
United KingdomBritish Mycological Society



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