FEMS Member Societies and Affiliated Organisations are organized according to the FEMS statutes. These societies and organisations may exert their rights, fulfil their duties, and claim their benefits as follows.
Member Societies are societies with a main or partial interest in microbiology, their delegates vote.
- Full Member: Full fee, eligible for benefits
Affiliated Organisations are organisations such as enterprises, agencies, institutions. Their representatives can attend and speak at Council but cannot vote.
- Corresponding Member: Fee, partially eligible for benefits upon payment.
On this general basis the duties and rights are further specified below:
|Annual fees for Member Societies (Basis is
€1.40 per member of Member Society)
|Annual fee for Affiliated Organisations (basis is specific agreement with Corresponding Member)|
|Taking part in all activities||+||–|
|Research and Training Grants1||+||–|
|Meeting Organizer Grants1||+||–|
|Meeting Attendance Grants1||+||+|
|Journal Membership Subscription Price||+||+|
|Voting right at Council2||+||–|
|Attend and speak at Council||+||+|
|Taking part in Working Groups||+||–|
|Taking part in lobbying activities||+||–|
|Entry to website pages with restricted access||+||+|
|Promotion via website/social media/newsletters||+||–|
Note 1: benefit is lost when membership fees are more than two years in arrears (minute CO5-32/5.3)
Note 2: voting rights may be removed when membership fees are more than two years in arrears (article 23)
The concept of working with pure cultures is deeply ingrained in the psyche of the microbiologist. But is this the only way? For example, there are many natural fermented product where mixed cultures are the norm: think of lambic beer, spontaneous wines and ciders, fermented dairy products and sourdough bread. Indeed, it is increasingly felt that interactions between microbes increase the metabolic potential of the community and give rise to more complex fermented products. FEMS Yeast Research is pleased to offer this set of minireviews that provide a current perspective on yeast ecology.