Organizations

We are proud to work collectively with a growing community of microbiologists whose voluntary contributions are helping to put microbiology firmly on the map. We thank and acknowledge the following collaborating organizations for the great work they have done so far in support of various business and science communication projects:

Opportunities Board

The aim of our opportunities board is to search and collect opportunities benificial for the microbiological community and collate them on our Opportunities Board. Would your society or organisation be interested in a similar type of partnership, contact martijn.vanveen@fems-microbiology.org

JISEM
We like to welcome the Youth Organization of the Spanish Microbiological Society (JISEM) as part of our Opportunities Board Team. JISEM (Grupo de Jóvenes Investigadores de la Sociedad Española de Microbiología) is the Group of Young Researchers of the Spanish Society for Microbiology (SEM). It was launched in 2013 by a small group of PhD students with the goal of enhancing and promoting the activities of the young researchers within SEM. The opportunities they post are in dual-language (English and Spanish).

DGHM
We like to welcome the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM) as part of our Opportunities Board Team. The “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie” (DGHM, German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology) was founded already in 1906 originally as “Free union for Microbiology”. Today the DGHM is one of the most active and largest specialized societies in the areas of diagnostics, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases with a strong focus on basic infection research.

DMS
We like to welcome the Danish Microbiological Society (DMS) as part of our Opportunities Board Team. The Danish Microbiological Society (DMS) was established in 1958 and is a scientific forum for all microbiologists in Denmark. The goal of DMS is to promote and disseminate microbiological research and to promote the interests of Danish microbiologists. DMS’ primary function is to serve as a contact point for national microbiological activities such as scientific meetings in microbiology and related fields.

ÖGMBT
We like to welcome the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT) as part of our Opportunities Board Team. The ÖGMBT is a scientific non-profit association. They represent over 1.300 personal members and around 60 companies and institutions in the field of molecular life sciences and biotechnology in Austria

OneHealth Campaign

One Health is an innovative global-wide approach that aims to tighten the collaboration and communication in all aspects of human, animal and environmental healthcare into one synergistic body: One Health. The goal is to better understand and overcome current and future issues in all areas of healthcare. By doing so, this will advance research strategies and improve our scientific understanding of the complex mechanisms affecting the environment, human and animal health.

Polygeia

Our volunteer, Tomasz Benedyk, writes for the One Health campaign on behalf of collaborating organisation Polygeia. Polygeia is a student-run think tank that encompasses a large multi-disciplinary group of students in Cambridge, Oxford and London who are engaging in public policy, skilled in policy writing and passionate about global health. Their researchers comprise undergraduates and graduates, who study subjects including medicine, natural sciences, economics, law, history and political sciences.

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