FEMS Affiliates Letter August 2017

Also in this issue PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / DEADLINES Affiliates Letter  The official newsletter for FEMS Affiliates Huge thanks to all at FEMS 2017! FEMS 2017 at a glance What an exciting month it has been. Last month saw the coming together of a hugely diverse community of researchers and thought leaders in microbiology from all corners of the globe at FEMS 2017. On behalf of all of us here at FEMS, our Congress host SEM, and the FEMS 2017 Programme, Organizing and Grants Committees, we want to thank every single one of you for coming to FEMS 2017 and making it such a positive experience. • ~2700 delegates from 85 countries, ranging from South Korea to Australia to USA – a record number Highlights include: • • • • • Inspiring talks from FEMS-Lwoff Awardee, Prof Jeff Errington; CRISPR pioneers, Prof Francisco Mojica and Prof Emmanuelle Charpentier; SEM Jaime Ferran Awardee Dr Felipe Cava Poster sessions each day were a positive and collaborative hub of activity Cutting edge sessions ranging from fermentation microbiology to marine microbiology to antimicrobial resistance Workshops covering science publishing, novel methods of science communication and education and research start-ups Participation from a hugely international and diverse community of microbiologists • 3067 submitted abstracts – another record number • Huge attendance from Spain and South Korea • 224 delegates received the FEMS Congress Grant to attend FEMS 2017, coming from as far as Chile, South Africa and Kenya • 75 different sessions in total • 248 invited speakers shared their research • ~780 different posters shown every day in the poster sessions We hope that you left the Congress buzzing with new ideas and collaborations, and that it was enjoyable and valuable to those who were able to attend, as well as those who followed the Congress using #FEMS2017 on Twitter. You can see a round-up of the #FEMS2017 global conversation here. In this month’s issue we feature some of your experiences and we hope you continue to get involved with FEMS at our next Congress in 2019! Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: fems@fems-microbiology.org AUGUST 2017