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.
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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.
In the history of life, the most transformative symbiosis was the ‘primary endosymbiosis,’ wherein a cyanobacterium was engulfed by a eukaryote and became genetically integrated as a heritable photosynthetic organelle, or plastid. Since we cannot travel back in time to witness these evolutionary junctures, Gregory S Gavelis and Gillian H Gile draw on examples of unicellular eukaryotes (protists) spanning diverse modes of photosymbiosis. They also review experimental approaches that could be used to recreate aspects of early primary endosymbiosis on a human timescale.