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the FEMS Team

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Read and publish

The publishing landscape is changing rapidly. As part of an effort to make Open Access publication easier, institutions are signing Read and Publish deals, whereby journal subscriptions and the publication of open access articles are prepaid together.​

Our not-for-profit publisher, Oxford University Press (OUP), has signed several Combined OA and Subscription deals which may involve your institute. ​
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FEMS Journals Calls for Papers

All journals in the FEMS Portfolio welcome spontaneous submissions except for FEMS Microbiology Reviews (invited contributions, pre-submission enquiries possible). Below are the current Calls for Papers.
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Newly elected EAM members

At the end of 2019, the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM) elected eleven new members from across different European countries and disciplines.

We spoke with Prof. Sigal Ben-Yehuda at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) about her research, and the profession of a microbiologist and you can read the full interview on the FEMS website.
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Society project in the spotlight: In the Society of Microbes

The project 'In the Society of Microbes' aimed to introduce, develop and support the longevity of service learning, as a part of academic teaching. It was a 22-month project with seven partners from three Croatian universities and two NGOs.​
This was the first application of service learning in microbiology in Croatia, and was co-financed by the European Social Fund. It engaged more than sixty university students, professors, volunteers and educators and offered education workshops and mentorship.

At the end of first part of the project supervisors and volunteers had the chance to visit the museum of microbes “Micropia” in Amsterdam. An outcome of the project was also a new virtual museum of microbes – Microseum.
“We hope you will enjoy exploring it, as much as we have enjoyed making it.”​ ​─ Dr Dijana Škorić – Project coordinator for ‘In the Society of microbes’ and FEMS Delegate for the Croatian Microbiological Society / Hrvatsko Mikrobiolosko Drustvo.
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Share Your News​

Our network consists of tens of thousands of international and European microbiologists who we engage with our newsletters, social media* and website content. ​
If you represent one of our Member Societies, we would love to hear from you so we can spread the news of your society’s achievements, developments, and initiatives to the microbiology community worldwide. ​Our News Submission Form allows you to easily send your news articles for us to publish.
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Upcoming Grants and Awards deadlines

1 March to visit microbiology meetings worldwide ​

1 June 2020 for meetings taking place between 1 December 2020 and 30 November 2021.

1 July 2020 for projects that will start within a year from 1 September 2020


10 March 2020 if you want to nominate someone for this award

1 March – up to €10,000 to spend 6 months researching abroad ​

"I have established new contacts in the international fields of microbiology, immunology and cancer who I will be in contact with for future collaborations." ─ Eva Pico Sánchez, Research & Training Grantee
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Upcoming Events deadlines

As Spring approaches, there are many upcoming deadlines for our events, grants, and awards. On offer are many knowledge sharing, professional development, and scientific networking opportunities, and there is funding available to help you attend.
FEMS Summer School on Microbiology Education (Greece)
  • 19 April 2020 application
The first FEMS Summer School for on Education in 2019 aimed to bring together those involved in teaching microbiology, to discuss and learn about the best in microbiology pedagogy. It achieved all the aims we hoped for, with 95% of attendees stating they would recommend the event to colleagues. The Summer School is from 13-20 September 2020, at the Halkidiki Palace Hotel, Kassandra Peninsula, Greece

FEMS Summer School for Postdocs (Croatia)
  • 31 March 2020 applications​

FEMS Conference on Microbiology (Serbia)

  • 15 March 2020 abstract submission​ & grant applications​
  • 15 April 2020 early bird registration
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