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FEMS JOURNALS - Highlights

New sections for FEMS Microbiology Letters



Letters is evolving. We’ve added two new sections and are now accepting papers on Virology and Professional Development. You can read more about the development of Letters in the latest editorial of Editor-in-Chief Rich Boden.


Browse through the latest thematic issue on #Yeast Synthetic #Biology to get new tools to unlock cellular function!


FEMS-Lwoff awardees

We are proud and honoured to award not one, but two eminent scientists with the Lwoff Award at FEMS 2015, in appreciation of their contributions to microbiology research over the last years. Rudolf Thauer, active in the field of anaerobic microbiology and Fernando Baquero, committed to virulence and antibiotic resistance.

Both awardees will be giving a talk at the closing ceremony of FEMS 2015, on Thursday 11 June 2015.


Help us invest in science!

At FEMS, we are keen to get your input on all of our activities, One of our activities is giving out grants to promote excellence in microbiology. It would be great to get your thoughts on our grants – or the sorts of grants out there for you. 

Go to the survey


Survey - microbiology education

Is microbiology losing its identity to modern molecular and genetic sciences? While there is a perceived reduction in the number of microbiology degrees being delivered, microbiology remains a fundamental component of many degrees with a wider remit. We believe that microbiology is thriving, but that there are difficulties in measuring this success. Manchester Metropolitan University is therefore inviting you to fill in a survey on microbiology education. Your input will inform future strategies in raising awareness of the diversity and significance of the discipline. 

Go to the survey

Upcoming deadlines 




1 Jun.

FEMS National & Regional Congresses Grants

Congress organisers

15 Jun.

FEMS Research Grants


31 Jul.

Nominations Delegates Representatives (Publications-Awards-Meetings Boards)

FEMS Delegates, members

Up for a new challenge?

Have a look at our Jobs and Opportunities, regularly* offering new entries!

*latest update: 2015/05/11

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