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FEMS JOURNALS - Highlights

Thematic Issue on Pertussis (or whooping cough)

This Thematic Issue, edited by N. Carbonetti, addresses current problems, challenges and investigations of a re-emerging disease.

Thematic Issue on Education

FEMS Microbiology Letters is pleased to publish this Thematic Issue on Education, including papers on the role of social media, professional development, and the enhancement of employability. Go to FEMS Microbiology Letters to read the articles or watch the below video by Guest Editor Beatrix Fahnert.

Youyou Tu in the 1950s (credit: Wikimedia)

Nobel Prize winners

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was awarded for the development of anti-parasite therapies to microbiologist Professor Satoshi Omura, parasitologist, Professor William C. Campbell and pharmaceutical chemist Professor Youyou Tu. In addition to all three Nobel Laureates being awarded for their anti-parasite work, all of the anti-parasite drugs involved are natural products, be they extracted from plants or from bacteria. Read further in the Editorial on all the prize-winners.

Ecology of Soil Microorganisms

The UN declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils aiming to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soils for food security and essential ecosystem functions. Microbes greatly influence soils in numerous ways. FEMS has therefore compiled a virtual issue focusing on ecology of soil microorganisms.  

Furthermore, our Editors invite submissions to a new thematic issue on the same topic to be published in 2016. This thematic issue will focus on various aspects of soil microbial ecology such as decomposition, nutrient cycling, biodiversity, contamination and effects of the changing environment on soil functioning. Want to contribute? Find out more here.

Special Issue: Jurij Piškur (1960 - 2014)

In May 2014, the yeast research community sadly lost one of its great minds, Professor Jurij Piškur. As an active contributor and member of the Editorial Board for FEMS Yeast Research, Professor Piškur made a significant impact on the journal, alongside his many contributions to his scientific field.
FEMS Yeast Research has curated this thematic issue in memory of Professor Piškur.


Antibiotic Awareness Day

On 18 November, Antibiotic Awareness Day aims to inform the public through campaigns for the public and for practitioners. You can get involved, or even sign up to use their campaigning materials.  

Up for a new challenge?

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

*latest update: 2015/11/06

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.

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Meeting Attendance Grants


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National and Regional Congresses Grant

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