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FEMS JOURNALS - Highlights

New sections for FEMS Microbiology Letters

FEMS Microbiology Letters is evolving: two sections of importance to the field of microbiology are added. We 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.

Journals content goes live with OUP

Oxford University Press (OUP) is delighted to announce that on 21 November the first new content from the prestigious Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) journals went live following our new contract with the Federation earlier this year. 


Read the full press release

FEMS anniversary issue - Festive Foods

Microbes can add flavour, healthy benefits and health risk to your festive foods. In our fourth anniversary issue you can feast your taste buds on interesting research articles on microbes and festive foods.


Look here for the other anniversary issues!

And the winner is...

‘Original and esthetic’, was the enthusiastic comment of the jury on Lesley  Robertson’s submission. The video ‘Through the eyes of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek’ shows what the first visual encounter with microbes probably looked like.


The FEMS Image Contest is part of our 40th anniversary celebrations. The winner of the FEMS Image Contest will receive book tokens from Oxford University Press at a value of £ 250 and showcasing of her video both the Oxford Academic Tumblr
and OUP’s YouTube channel.

Have a look!


Join the discussion

Just before this summer, a lot of debate was going on about antibiotic resistance. Some great initiatives, and perhaps even more alarming reports.


Antibiotic resistance is an issue that should be addressed. But how? And what role should FEMS and microbiological societies fulfill? Join the discussion on Facebook or email communications(at)fems-microbiology(dot)org

Upcoming deadlines 




1 Mar.

FEMS Meeting Grants

Conference organisers

1 Apr.

FEMS Meeting Attendance Grants


17 Apr.


Nominations Vice-President & Member-at-Large (Meetings Board)

FEMS Delegates

31 Jul.

Nominations Delegates Representatives (Publications-Awards-Meetings Boards)

FEMS Delegates

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