Italian Society for General Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology (IT-SIMGBM)

Organizational remit

  • Congress of Microbiology (biennial, odd years)
  • Bacterial Genetics meeting (aka Cortona procarioti, biennial, even years)
  • Congress of the Italian Federation of Life Sciences (biennial, even years)
  • Environmental Microbiology meeting (Bertinoro)
  • Courses
  • Summer schools
  • Annual prizes to young researchers (“Franco Tatò” prize to a selected PhD thesis in Microbial Biotechnology; “Mario Campa” prize to a selected PhD thesis in General Microbiology; “Naicons” prize to a selected research paper on Bioactive Microbial Molecules)

Membership

Membership location: national/international

Membership scope: basic and applied research in the following areas:

  • Agro-food microbiology
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Industrial microbiology
  • Medical microbiology
  • Microbial biotechnology
  • Microbial genetics
  • Microbial physiology
  • Virology
Membership type fee (currency) NOtes
Full member
(with permanent position)
60
Full member
(with temporary position)
30
Junior member (<31 yr) FREE first 3 years
Junior member (<31 yr) 30 after first 3 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to join

Members must be active researchers in at least one of the fields listed in the scope (see above). Applicants must be presented by a full member and provide a CV.

Download application forms: http://www.simgbm.it/articoli-generici/8-diventa-socio.html

Contact point: Membership Officer

Lucia Ugo

Secretary

SIMGBM@uniroma1.it

Contact point: FEMS Delegate

IT-SIMGBM-Visca-PortraitWebPaolo Visca
FEMS Delegate and SIMGBM Treasurer
paolo.visca@uniroma3.it

 

History

The Italian Society for General Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology (SIMGBM) was established in 1982. The SIMGBM mission is to foster research and promote collaboration among Italian microbiologists and microbial biotechnologists from academia, research centers and industry. Main areas of interest are:

  • Agro-food microbiology
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Industrial microbiology
  • Medical microbiology
  • Microbial biotechnology
  • Microbial genetics
  • Microbial physiology
  • Virology
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