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Graham Fleet Memorial Fund

Graham Fleet passed away on the 23rd October, 2015. He was a passionate yeast researcher over many years and was a Member of the Editorial Board of FEMS Yeast Research. He held various positions in the University of New South Wales, Australia (Food Science & Technology) from the mid 1970s, becoming Professor in Food Science & Technology (School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering) in 1996. He held this position until his retirement in recent years, when he became Emeritus Professor in the same University. Graham’s family have set up the Graham Fleet Memorial Fund through UNSW Australia to establish a prize or scholarship for a student at UNSW to advance research and education in food sciences and microbiology. To donate, click here.

FEMS Microbiology Letters & OUP Minireview Award

In recognition of the importance of detailed and creative syntheses in both multidisciplinary research and the knowledge development process, FEMS and OUP have teamed up to offer a €1,000 award to the best minireview accepted by FEMS Microbiology Letters in 2016.

The best minireview will be selected by the FEMS Microbiology Letters editorial team and the winner announced in January 2017.

The winner will receive €1,000 plus special marketing attention for their article at both OUP and FEMS, plus free access to their article.

We are looking to connect different fields and people. Multi-authored reviews are encouraged.

All accepted authors are eligible for the award.

To get involved please contact the relevant Section Editor via this page.

Virtual Issue on Bacterial Cell Surfaces

Compiled by Alain Filloux and Chris Whitfield, this Virtual Issue provides an exciting flight over the principle features of the composition, flexibility and function of the bacterial cell envelope.

The Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) strongly supports the One Health Initiative (OHI) and the call for increased collaboration between the human and veterinary medical communities. Our members look forward to seeing more interactions and partnerships between physicians, veterinarians and scientific researchers that could help find responses to serious societal challenges, such as emerging infectious diseases, pandemics and the transmission of Antimicrobial Resistance. Also, it is crucial for our health and the health of the planet to build a better understanding around the role and fate of microbes and viruses in the biotic and abiotic environment and OHI is all about showing the way to a healthier future.

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.


Antibiotic Awareness Day

Yearly 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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Upcoming deadlines 




1 March

Meeting Grants

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1 April

Meeting Attendance Grants


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