During the course of the past 40 years, we have launched and developed five highly-respected journals, which largely fund our charitable activities. This includes our grants programme, biennial congress, and the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM).
The EAM is a leadership group of around 150 eminent microbiology experts who came together in 2009 to amplify the impact of microbiology and microbiologists in Europe.
|Year||Key initiatives EAM and EMF have organized|
|2011||Article – the enemy within us: lessons from the 2011 European Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak|
|2011||Workshop – participation at the FEMS Congress 2011 included a 2 hour EAM/EMF-led Keynote Lecture and Roundtable Discussion on “Emerging Diseases — Pandemics, Drug Resistance and Vaccines”|
|2012||Seminar – a seminar addressing Coinfections was hosted by the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM) and the German National Academy of Sciences in Leopoldina. Ten speakers presented. A Special Edition ‘Co-infections’ was produced by the EAM and EMF in FEMS Pathogens and Disease Journal. It included a total of 10 x mini reviews / research articles.|
|2013||Workshop – Infection Diagnostics and Infection Biology|
|2014||Workshop – a retreat workshop with a number of presentations|
|2015||Special event – at FEMS 2015, EAM chaired the special event ‘Microbiome and human health’|
|2016||Workshop – a retreat workshop with a number of presentations|
Geobacter bacteria are the only microorganisms known to produce conductive appendages or pili to electronically connect cells to extracellular electron acceptors such as iron oxide minerals and uranium. What mechanisms allow their biofilms to generate electrical currents and participate in metal redox transformations?