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Six key topics in microbiology

We're pleased to offer a selection of free articles from six key topic areas:


Antimicrobial resistance • Food Microbiology • Microbiomes • Biotechnology & Synthetic Biology • Environmental microbiology • Virology

New sections for FEMS Microbiology Letters



Letters is evolving. We’ve added two new sections and 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.


Browse through the latest thematic issue on #Yeast Synthetic #Biology to get new tools to unlock cellular function!


Survey - microbiology education

Is microbiology losing its identity to modern molecular and genetic sciences? While there is a perceived reduction in the number of microbiology degrees being delivered, microbiology remains a fundamental component of many degrees with a wider remit. We believe that microbiology is thriving, but that there are difficulties in measuring this success. Manchester Metropolitan University is therefore inviting you to fill in a survey on microbiology education. Your input will inform future strategies in raising awareness of the diversity and significance of the discipline. 

Go to the survey


Nat Sternberg Thesis Prize

The Nat Sternberg Thesis Prize is a cash award given each year to a student for the most outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the field of prokaryotic molecular biology. The award will be presented at the annual Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages meetingg, at which time the recipient will give a presentation about his or her work.

If you are a thesis advisor or a member of the thesis examination committee, you can nominate a candidate for this prize. The site opens for submissions on 3/15/15.

Full text: Nat Sternberg Thesis Prize

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!

Upcoming deadlines 




17 Apr.


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

FEMS Delegates, members

15 Jun.

FEMS Research Grants


31 Jul.

Nominations Delegates Representatives (Publications-Awards-Meetings Boards)

FEMS Delegates, members

Up for a new challenge?

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

*latest update: 2015/04/17

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