FEMS Affiliates Letter June 2018

Also in this issue PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / DEADLINES Affiliates Letter  The official newsletter for FEMS Affiliates FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Awardee known! Jury: “Mohd Zulkifli Salleh’s work is of absolutely high quality and importance” The FEMS-ASM Award supports the reciprocal exchange of one member from each organization to present his/her research at the other’s main conference. This year, FEMS selected Mohd Zulkifli Salleh to receive the Award and attend ASM Microbe 2018. ASM Microbe 2018 Program Committee Chairs Robin Patel and David Relman and FEMS Vice-President Hilary Lappin-Scott will officially hand out the Award. When asked what he will be looking forward to most at ASM Microbe, Salleh states: “Meeting experts in molecular and structural biologists from all around the world will be one of the experiences I am looking for at ASM Microbe 2018. Apart from that, I have great interest in antibiotic and vaccine study which for sure I could learn about the topics by meeting experts in such fields at ASM Microbe 2018.” Mohd Zulkifli Salleh is a final year PhD student in Microbiology and part- time Graduate Teaching Assistant at The University of Manchester, UK with a Master’s degree in Molecular Microbiology and a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Newcastle University, UK. You can view his online portfolio and cv at www.zulkiflisalleh.com or connect with him on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/zulkiflisalleh. “My goal is to become an expert in molecular biology especially in structural biology. I am interested to continue my research in antibiotic or vaccine development in future.” — Mohd Zulkifli Salleh Meet FEMS at ASM Microbe Planning to come to ASM? Meet Mohd Zulkifli Salleh on 9 June at poster talk 287 - The Structure of Cellular Complexes (9 June 12:15 PM, Exhibit and Poster Hall B) or at the ASM-FEMS Symposium 144 - Studying Intracellular Bacteria (9 June, 1:30 PM, B402). Or why not visit OUP’s booth 2702 to learn more about the FEMS Journals or meet up with our colleague Corrado Nai. Bring your questions, feedbacks, pitches for new content, or just say Hi over coffee. Julie Olson, Senior Editor of FEMS Microbiology Ecology, will be at Meet the Experts Session on 9 June, 7:30-8:00 AM (183 – Meet Representatives from Your Environmental Journals, B302-B303). Don’t miss it! Email Corrado > Share your vision for the future Your opinion matters in assisting the microbiology community preparing for the future! We’d like to know your thoughts on recent developments and what the future shape of microbiology might look like. Complete the survey > Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: fems@fems-microbiology.org June 2018