Belarussian Non-governmental Association of Microbiologists (BY-BNAM)

Membership of the BNAM provides a range of valuable benefits and opportunities to enhance professional development of experienced researchers and early career scientists. BNAM promotes and supervises trainings in the field of microbiology and biotechnology; organizes international conferences and symposia to discuss the recent scientific advances; conducts lectures, discussions and practical courses, promotes expeditions and exhibitions; helps Society members in publication of their works and practical application of their inventions; nominates young scientists to receive scholarships; maintains fruitful contacts with scientific societies and institutions of biological profile in other countries to stimulate new scientific collaborations.


Membership location: BNAM is a national Society, although individual membership is open to foreign scientists concerned with microbiology and biotechnology

Membership scope: BNAM is a professional society joining together microbiologists and biotechnologists from academic and industrial sectors to promote researches and developments in the field of microbiology and biotechnology, enhance their professional skills and assist in the implementation of the scientific inventions and innovations in agriculture, medicine, industry and environmental protection, popularize the latest advances in biological science.

BNAM offers individual full membership options for professionals and students with an interest in microbiology and biotechnology

Membership type fee (currency*) Notes
Doctor of Science (DrSci) 8 (BYN) Eligibility to become a Full Member of the BNAM is open to citizens of Belarus Republic, foreign citizens and persons permanently residing at the territory of Belarus, reaching 18 years old, conducting research, teaching or practical work in the field of microbiology, biotechnology or related biological sciences
PhD (Dr) 6 (BYN)
Post graduates 3 (BYN)
Students FREE

*)  1 € is approximately equivalent to 2,3 Belarusian roubles (BYN)

How to join

Download the application form from the Society webpage, fill it in electronically and email it to the Membership Officer.

Contact point: FEMS Delegate

Belarus_AnastasiyaDr. Anastasiya Sidarenka
FEMS Delegate and Representative in FEMS Communication Network
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In 2010 BNAM was elected as a full-time member of FEMS (Annual Meeting of FEMS Council in Prague, Czech Republic)

BNAM is the successor of Belarusian Microbiological Society – the regional division of former All-Union Microbiological Society functioning in USSR. The history of the Society dates back to 1966 when its principal team member and coordinating core – Department of Microbiology, Belarusian Academy of Sciences was founded. After disintegration of the USSR and declaration of sovereignty of Belarus Republic our Society was transformed and registered under its current designation by Belarus Ministry of Justice on July 21, 2005. In 2007 it successfully passed state re-registration procedure and was entered into Unified Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs.

FEMS Journals and Open Access

Embracing an Open Future

All but one of the FEMS journals are now fully open access (OA), with one journal, FEMS Microbiology Letters remaining a subscription journal with free-to-publish and OA options. Open access is key to supporting the FEMS mission of disseminating high quality research as widely as possible: when high quality, peer reviewed sound science is open access, anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection, can read it.

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