FEMS Affiliates Letter July 2017

Also in this issue PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / DEADLINES Affiliates Letter  The official newsletter for FEMS Affiliates FEMS Special: The countdown starts now On behalf of the Congress organizers and the host of the Congress - the Spanish Society for Microbiology (SEM) - we welcome you to FEMS 2017 and to Valencia! As we prepare for a week of cutting edge research, scientific discussion and a meet and greet with some of the key leaders in microbiology, we have prepared a special issue of our regular member newsletter to keep you all up-to-date on what to expect at the Congress. This issue is freely available for all to read this month. To give you a taster, we have rounded up some of the people involved in the Congress to give you a sneak peek of the activities we have in store for you in Valencia next week. Juan Ayala, Spanish Society for Microbiology “ Come to this ground-breaking event unlike any other meeting because you will get the cutting-edge science and latest knowledge in the field with a full scope of microbiology - from basic science to translational and clinical application. You will get the opportunity to build connections with more than 2,500 of your peers from across the globe at this meeting, and you would get continuing education credits. This Congress offers unparalleled learning and networking opportunities that you cannot afford to miss. Moreover, Valencia is a very nice and enjoyable city to visit and to get those networking contacts in a great ambiance.” The microbiology community needs you! Microbiology is as critical as ever in providing solutions to many of the issues facing society today. Despite ongoing developments in research, network-building and outreach, things could always be better. To assist the microbiology community in working out where the major current barriers to effectiveness lie, we’d like to know about the things that might be preventing you from doing your job as well as you’d like.  Please complete the survey by 30 July 2017 – and feel free to forward it to anyone in your network who might be interested. Max Haggblom, Climate Change session “ Climate change is having an impact around the world and there is thus considerable interest in understanding the roles and responses of microbes in these rapidly changing environments. Climate change impacts the activities of microbes, such as in their cycling of carbon and nitrogen, affects their symbioses and the interactions of complex microbial assemblages. This session will examine the roles of microbes and their metabolic adaptations in some of Earth’s habitats.” Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: fems@fems-microbiology.org july 2017