We have some exciting events, opportunities and discounts for you - check our August news!

All the best,

The FEMS Team

NEW: COVID-19 Round Table​

Experts from Germany, USA, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Serbia and more​...
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Register until 31 August and save 20 EUR!

Register to the FEMS Online Conference

FEMS new CRM system goes live

We have begun developing our 1st CRM (Content Relationship Management) system. You will likely begin to see a few changes to things, so we will monthly start to let you know when these happen, what will change and more importantly what new things this will enable us collectively, to do.​
What’s happening?
Phase 1 of the build go-live​


What is going to change for FEMS Member Societies?
We will send you new member society renewal forms and more personalized emails
Future tools which will be available for you to use from the system include:​

Website hosting facilities​

We will host your website, providing you with admin rights and news/content (if you like) to help support it​

Event Management​

Provide a registration/speaker management system for you to setup and manage your own events/webinars​

Collaboration Portals​

Got a project you would like support with from fellow Member Societies? Portals allow groups of member societies space to work on, share documents and manage tasks together​

Membership management ​

We will be able to provide you an online system for you to help record, update, seek payment from, your membership ​
Keep up to date on the tools which matter to you

Open Access articles: reduced prices for members


The FEMS Journals introduced a discounted rate for Open Access fees for all authors who are a member of a FEMS affiliated Society. Authors get the discount by simply indicating their Society membership in the cover letter accompanying the submission.

The discount is valid for all FEMS Journals.

Several Societies have kindly provided an overview of their members, thanks! Don’t worry if your Society wasn’t able to provide the information. We’ve made the discount available for members of all Societies to keep it simple and fair for all authors. FEMS will encourage authors to choose Open Access and join your Societies.

Peer Review Week 2020 focuses on trust in peer review through events and campaigns

In this time of uncertainty, ensuring that peer review is trustworthy has never been more important. We invite all scholarly and scientific societies, researchers, editors, publishers, librarians, universities, funders, and anyone interested in the advancement of high-quality research to join us during Peer Review Week (PRW) for this celebration and learning experience.

This year’s theme is Trust in Peer Review — and  there is still time to get involved! ​

For example, you might want to: ​
  • Host a webinar ​
  • Submit a video to the Peer Review Week YouTube channel
  • Organize a virtual panel discussion​
  • Write and post a blog​
  • Organize or participate in a peer review themed social media campaign ​
  • Attend one of the PRW Reddit AMAs — or organize your own​
  • Join the discussion on Twitter @PeerRevWeek #PeerRevWeek20 #TrustInPeerReview​

If you would like to get involved, are planning a PRW event, or have any questions or ideas, please contact  ​
More information on Peer Review Week

​Celebrate International Microorganism Day!

We will be publishing a special series of images, videos, and blogs on microbes to lead us up to #InternationalMicroorganismDay. Latest blog piece: 10 Women Microbiologists You Don’t Know About, But Should by Mitra Kashani​​

The Microbe Art Contest has returned for 2020! The winners of #MicrobeArt2020 will be announced on 17 September. Post your entry on social media with the both hashtags. More details on our website.​​

You can follow #InternationalMicroorganismDay on social media (@IntMicroDay): Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Opportunities in science

Want to promote your event, job, funding or interesting projects to the microbiology community free of charge? 

Click the button below and we will post your opportunity, it’s that easy! This month's top 3 shows positions in Slovenia, Luxembourg and Belgium.
Share your opportunity

Upcoming Grants deadlines

Deadline: 1 September 2020 
(for meetings taking place between 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021)

Deadline: 1 December 2020
(for meetings taking place between 1 June 2021 - 31 May 2022)

Find out more about FEMS Grants and how to apply

Interview with Professor Uzcudun

This month, we spoke with Prof. Iñigo Lasa Uzcudun at Navarrabiomed Biomedical Research Center (Spain) about his research, and the profession of a microbiologist. You can read the full interview on the EAM Website.

"I love the moment in which after all the necessary steps to modify the bacterial chromosome, you receive the sequencing results to verify the modification and the reading shows that the changes you designed are indeed there. It is like a miracle."

Go to Prof. Uzcudun's interview
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