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 volunteers for the great work they have done so far in support of various business and science communication projects:
This project aims at increasing the quality of Microbiology entries on Wikipedia, and in particular on the WikiProject Microbiology. Volunteers at different stages of their career have various backgrounds, expertise and interests in microbiology. The content from FEMS Journals will be one of the sources ensuring highest scientific accuracy of the edited/created entries.
The #OnThisDay project aims to assemble a collection of historically important microbiology events for every single day of the year. These events could be interesting discoveries, the dates of seminal scientific publications, the important moments in the lives of famous microbiologists, or anything that would pique the interest of the microbiology community! When fully compiled, this list of information will be digested into social media content for the purposes of science communication and public engagement. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
The ALAM Translation Project
A team with the aim of translating abstracts into Spanish and Portuguese for a collection of recent, influential articles published by Latin American authors in our five journals to strengthen collaboration with ALAM (Asociación Latinoamericana de Microbiología a.k.a. Latin American Association of Microbiology) to create cross-continent synergies ahead of the upcoming ALAM Congress (Santiago de Chile, 13-16 Nov. 2018).
A team with the aim of keeping our community up to date about the latest articles and collections from the FEMS Journals
Opportunities board team consists of three different taskforce: Events, Jobs, and fighting AMR. They have the aim to search and collect opportunities benificial for the microbiological community and collate them on our Opportunities Board.
The mapping project aims to bring visibility to the microbiology landscape as a whole, and show the parties involved and the extent/ impact to which they are active.
Deciding and embarking on a career, working towards and taking the next professional step, hunting THAT job has high stakes and can be daunting. One could think that it has become less daunting given the days when jobs were for life are gone. However, the job hunt often takes place at generally stressful times: we may be working towards a qualification/that paper that needs adding to the CV, or time for hunting must be found on top of a demanding job.