Belgian Society for Microbiology (BE-BVM~SBM)

BSM Members have free access to BSM-organized activities, get reduced fees for BSM-sponsored activities, receive the BSM newsletter and are automatically member of the Federation of the European Microbiological Societies (FEMS).


Membership location: national

Membership scope: the Belgian Society for Microbiology is a non-profit membership learned society dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences in the broadest sense. It aims to unify people active in any area in which microbiology is involved.    Provide details of any specialisations / limits / remits of members – for example what fields (eg: microbiology, biotechnology) and sectors (eg: research, applied research, practice)

Membership type fee (Currency)
There is only 1 type of membership before July 15th: 25 (€)

after this date: 30 (€)
(price difference is to stimulate early payments)






How to join


Contact point – FEMS Delegate

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Founded 18th November 1996 under the auspices of the National Committee of Microbiology

Member of FEMS since 1998

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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