The voice of microbiology in Europe. FEMS IS… Linking microbiologists in Europe and the world. Europe’s connection to microbiology. WE AIM TO ADVANCE AND UNIFY MICROBIOLOGY KNOWLEDGE. With our member societies co-writing, we launched the European Declaration for Microbiology, highlighting 10 issues connecting >< over 30, 000 microbiologists from 50 societies in 35 countries pan-European organizing congresses pan-microbiological plenary, symposia and afternoon sessions sharing in-depth knowledge bridging disciplines enhancing trans-disciplinary exchange every other year www.fems-microbiology.org/congress NEXT Congress publishing 5 Microbiology journals FEMS Focus FEMS Affiliates Letter … the journals celebrating our birthday with the… ENTER NOW! Published monthly Research papers, Mini Reviews, Perspectives and Short communications Regular Thematic issues Chief Editor: Prof. Max Häggblom (New Brunswick, USA) Impact factor (ISI-2012): 3.563 Innovative contribution to the understanding of microbial ecology. Published every two weeks Rapid publication on all aspects of microbiology Research letters, Mini Reviews and Genome announcements Chief Editor: Prof. Jeff Cole (Birmingham, UK) Impact factor (ISI-2012): 2.049 Rapid publication of exciting new research. Published every two months Authoritative reviews on all aspects of microbiology Regular thematic issues Chief Editor: Prof. Alain Filloux (London, UK) Impact factor (ISI-2012): 13.231 Reviewing microbiology of current and future interest. 8 issues a year Research articles Mini Reviews on yeast in the broadest sense Chief Editor: Prof. Jens Nielsen (Gothenburg, Sweden) Impact factor (ISI-2012): 2.462 Merger of fundamental and applied research on conventional and non-conventional yeast. 9 issues per year (online only) Research papers, Mini Reviews, Perspectives and Short communications ‘Shortomics’ - studies of the systems biology (‘omics), genome announcements Chief Editor: Prof. Patrik Bavoil (Baltimore, USA) Hypothesis- or discovery-driven studies relating to infectious disease microbiology FEMS Focus… new topics of interest to the scientific community FEMS Affiliates Letter… Published monthly Informs all affiliates about the latest FEMS news FEMS grants… thousands worth of Euro's which annually go to: Research Fellows >20 Scientific Meetings, supporting >250 Young Scientists National & Regional Congresses 30-40 Meeting Attendance Grants 1 or 2 Advanced Fellows The Research Grants… Research Fellowships (Incl. Joint Fellowships with ESCMID and ASM) Meeting-related Grants… Meeting Grants (YSMG, ISMG) National & Regional Congresses Grants Meeting Attendance Grants FEMS honours… FEMS has three exclusive awards: FEMS-Lwoff Award FEMS-Jensen Award FEMS Special Merits FEMS-Lwoff Award initiated in the year 2000 at the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of FEMS given for outstanding service to microbiology in Europe FEMS-Jensen Award named after the Danish soil microbiologist Dr. Hans Laurits Jensen (1898-1977) intended to recognise academic achievement and superior research accomplishments FEMS-Jensen Awardee 2005 Dr Maria L. del Rio-González, Spain FEMS-Jensen Awardee 2010 Dr Aviram Rasouly, Israel FEMS Special Merits intended to honour extraordinary services rendered to FEMS first presented at the 1st FEMS Congress in 2003 1st Special Merits awardee Ir Lex Scheffers The Netherlands Executive Committee * * * * * * * * President: Jean- Claude Piffaretti Vice President: Bauke Oudega Secretary-General: Stefano Donadio Treasurer: Roland Koerner Publications Manager: James Prosser Grants Secretary: Jaroslav Spizek Member-at-Large (chair of Meetings Board): Per-Eric Lindgren Co-opted for Education: Joanna Verran CH NL IT UK UK CZ SE UK Central Office Delftechpark 37a 2628 XJ DELFT The Netherlands STAFF: Mrs Barbara Dartee, General Manager Dr Goda Sporn, Editorial Coordinator Mrs Carianne Buurmeijer, Comm. & Man. Ass. Mrs Laura Dib, Grants Administrator Mrs Guus ten Hagen, Office Assistant Mrs Gillian van Beest, Editorial Administrator Dr Frederique Belliard, Editorial Administrator Mrs Lotte Nielsen, Editorial Administrator Dr Erwin Ripmeester, Editorial Administrator FEMS online: www.fems-microbiology.org let’s meet again soon!