Federation of European Microbiological Societies
Our mission is to advance and unify microbiological knowledge.
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We have moved

Our new address is

Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft,

The Netherlands.

Our new phone numbers are:
Administration: +31-15-30 200 50
Publications: +31-15-30 200 55
Dr. C. Cotton: +31-15-30 200 52
Dr. G.S. Sporn: +31-15-30 200 54


Please note FEMS Central Office will be closed during Easter.
Office closing days are Friday 18 April and Monday 21 April.


New Grants regulations

The FEMS Research Fellowships have been renamed FEMS Research Grants and have new regulations as per 1 April 2014. Also, the FEMS National and Regional Congresses Grants have new regulations as per 1 April 2014.

Seeing is believing. As a part of our 40th anniversary  year, we challenge you to help us demonstrate how images still paint a thousand words. You send in an image on microbiology that you think will attract a crowd, and we’ll share it with the world. Learn more

We are delighted to announce that on 30 January 2014 we signed a contract with Oxford University Press (OUP) to publish our five journals from 1 January 2015.


You can read the full press release on our website.


At the signing, from left to right: Claire Rawlinson - Senior Publisher and Team Leader, OUP, Tim Barton – Managing Director, Global Academic Publishing, OUP, Catherine Cotton – Managing Director, FEMS, Jim Prosser OBE – Publications Manager, FEMS

How do you find the paper you are looking for, fast? By using the graphical abstract and one sentence summary our journals offer with all new articles. They are in the lists of early view and current issues.



Are you submitting an article? Get inspired and make sure your article is found by using the right image and words.


Natural mesophilic budding yeasts occupy specific substrates and their abundance varies during the year. Their distribution and diversity seem limited in northern latitudes of Northeast America.

Upcoming deadlines 




1 June

National and Regional Congresses Grants

Congress organizers

15 June

FEMS Research Grant


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