Italian Association for Clinical Microbiology (IT-AMCLI)

The Society aims to offer professionals an important support on their daily work, trough meetings, courses and congresses an update on most important Microbiological issues ; the Society gives also the possibility to have grants with FEMS for educational purposes and trough the web the possibility to use any information coming from European and International Societies (FEMS, ESCMID, NCCLS, IUMS) AMCLI supports with its member expertise the European microbiology community (ECDC etc)

Membership

Membership location: each member of the Society has both national and regional membership; society supports the subscription of delegate to International Societies

Membership scope: AMCLI is a scientific Society finalized to the promotion of Clinical Microbiology in Italy and Europe through affiliation to European Microbiology Societies; study groups support nosocomial infections,
antibiotics policy, parasitology, mycology, mycobacteriology, pregnancy infections, transplant patients microbiology, Sexually Transmitted Infections. AMCLI organizes a National Annual Congress and several thematic courses or meetings during the year. Members in AMCLI work as microbiologists in Public Hospitals, Universities, National Institutions where they contribute to the benefit of public health. Microbiology research is performed in University. The Society publishes thematic educational books and has an online journal printed every 3 months in English. AMCLI organizes a Summer School for Microbiology; technicians to improve their professional development.

Membership type fee (currency) notes
Full member 65 (€) Membership requires involvement in Microbiology work in Hospitals, Universities, Institutions. Specialization doctors benefit of a special fare or of no fare for some courses or meetings.
Student member

How to join

URL: www.amcli.it

Contact point: Membership Officer

Dr Pierangelo Clerici

President

presidenteamcli@amcli.it

Contact point: FEMS Delegate

Daniela Marchetti
Liaison officer
Daniela.marchetti3@gmail.com

Member of FEMS since 1996

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Microbiomes inhabiting rice roots and rhizosphere

Land plants directly contact soil through their roots. An enormous diversity of microbes dwelling in root-associated zones, including endosphere (inside root), rhizoplane (root surface) and rhizosphere (soil surrounding the root surface), play essential roles in ecosystem functioning and plant health. Rice is a staple food that feeds over 50% of the global population. This mini-review summarizes the current understanding of microbial diversity of rice root-associated compartments to some extent, especially the rhizosphere, and makes a comparison of rhizosphere microbial community structures between rice and other crops/plants. Moreover, this paper describes the interactions between root-related microbiomes and rice plants, and further discusses the key factors shaping the rice root-related microbiomes.

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