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In the spotlight: Campilobacter

The first July issue of FEMS Microbiology Letters contains a MiniReview on the survival of campilobacter.


An ubiquitous diversophile


Find the latest research on pseudomonads in FEMS Microbiology's Special Issue on Pseudomonas or read the FEMS Journals Joint Virtual Issue with contributions from all of our journals.


In the spotlight: P. aeruginosa

In Pathogens and Disease, Chief Editor Patrik Bavoil highlights an extensive genomic study of an assortment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from patients with cystic fibrosis from Belgium. The authors noted that while the overall population of isolates they examined in this study is not clonal in nature, there were a few that appeared to have been transmitted between different patients.

DOI: 10.1111/2049-632X.12170/abstract


Job opportunities

DISCo offers four positions as Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in novel preventive strategies against Escherichia coli infections in Italy and France.


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In the spotlight: FK250 and Candida

In the most recent Yeast Research issue Guenther Daum, editor for FEMS Yeast Research, recommends 'Interaction of FK520 with multidrug transporter of Candida', stating:

"This paper describes an in depth molecular analysis of the Cdr1 protein, a major ABC multidrug transporter of the yeast Candida albicans. This study nicely relates structural features of the protein to its function and the synergy with fungicidal drugs."

DOI: 10.1111/1567-1364.12149/abstract


MAG next grant with online application

As of 1 August, our online grant application system will be made available for the 2014-2 application round of the FEMS Meeting Attendance Grant. As of this date, you can apply for this grant through the link on the Meeting Attendance Grants page.


Online now: June issue 2 of Letters

Read all new articles in FEMS Microbiology Letters

Picture: Results of this research demonstrate that the defence response induced by CS-20 can be controlled by multiple genes in the cucumber plant.

DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12461


WAAAR Declaration

When it comes to antibiotic resistance, all alarm bells are ringing. Before penicillin was discovered in 1928, people died of bacterial and viral infections. Today, healthcare as we know it could be warped back to that era. That is, unless we take action and collectively start looking at antibiotics as the valuable, defenseless tools for saving lives that they are.

FEMS supports the WAAAR declaration against antibiotic resistance and encourages her members and affiliates to send out a sign to all stakeholders: physicians, veterinarians, microbiologists, surgeons, pharmacists, nurses, evolutionary biologists, ecologists, environmentalists and patient advocacy groups. Please be informed of the WAAAR declaration and share it wherever appropriate!


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