FEMS Affiliates Letter December 2017

Also in this issue PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / DEADLINES Affiliates Letter  The official newsletter for FEMS Affiliates The best of 2017: Looking back at a fantastic year Season’s Greetings From welcoming a record number of attendees from around the world to FEMS 2017 in Valencia to celebrating the 40th anniversary of FEMS Microbiology Letters to introducing new faces to the FEMS family, 2017 has been a spectacularly exciting year. It’s marked a year of change as we have continued to build on the solid foundations of our activities - our five journals, biennial Congress and extensive grants and awards programme - to maximize the impact of microbiology across Europe and beyond. Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year from all of us here at FEMS! We look forward to another fantastic year in 2018. In this final newletter of the year, we look back at the best of 2017 and thank every single one of you for getting involved in putting microbiology on the map. FEMS in numbers 1 new FEMS Member Society Lithuanian Microbiological Society 1 joint Virtual Special Issue with Member Societies 2 Letters Incubator Projects 2 community surveys 3 new FEMS Directors 4 FEMS Awards for excellence in science FEMS Mäkelä-Cassell Travel Award: Kana Morinaga FEMS-Lwoff Award: Prof Jeff Errington, UK FEMS-ESCMID Award: Dr Francesca Bottacini, UK FEMS Microbiology Letters MiniReview Award: Ulrich Sonnenborn, Germany 10 FEMS Journals Virtual Special Issues 11 FEMS Journals Thematic Issues 31 FEMS-sponsored meetings 40 years of FEMS Microbiology Letters 85 countries represented at FEMS 2017 2700+ attendees at FEMS 2017 a record number 1 million+ Twitter impressions from #FEMS2017 2.5 million article downloads across all FEMS journals Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: fems@fems-microbiology.org december 2017