FEMS Affiliates Letter July 2018

Also in this issue PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / FEMS MEMBERS / OPPORTUNITIES / DEADLINES Affiliates Letter  The official newsletter for FEMS Affiliates FEMS Lwoff Award, Recognizing excellence in microbiology “The greatest challenge microbiologists are facing today is the risk of believing that omics will bring the solution to all their problems. It is absolutely not true. You need global and large scale approaches, but one needs to think, and think even more than before!’ - Pascale Cossart The FEMS-Lwoff Award recognizes the creation of high quality knowledge that contributes to solving todayís societal problems with microbiology. It is named in honour of the first FEMS President (1974- 1976), Professor AndrÈ M. Lwoff. Our Awards Committee decided to recognize Dr. Cossart’s exceptional work throughout her research career and outstanding impact on society. As part of the prize, she will present the key note opening lecture at FEMS 2019. Pascale Cossart is a pioneering French cellular microbiologist. She has made exceptional contributions to the understanding of bacterial host cell infections, focusing on the food-borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes as a model. Her studies have opened avenues for the development of future therapeutics. Celebrate the microbe! Mark your calendar for 17 September 2018, the International Microorganism Day. Do you want to help raise public awareness of the role of microorganisms as life supporting systems and biotools? Join the FEMS Member Societies that organize activities in Europe and beyond or see what’s happening in your country. Blockchain? Better invest in Peer ScienceCoins Do you want to join our partner Peertwith’s mission to fundamentally improve researcher services? Then join their crowdfunding and empower experts on an innovative peer-to- peer platform! At FEMS 2019, Dr Cossart will talk about The model organism Listeria monocytogenes: towards the complete understanding of it physiology and its virulence. If you are interested in Listeria monocytogenes and bacterial pathogenesis, this talk by Dr Cossart is a must-hear! Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: fems@fems-microbiology.org july 2018