FEMS Affiliates Letter October 2017

Also in this issue PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / DEADLINES Affiliates Letter  The official newsletter for FEMS Affiliates Putting microbiology first: Get involved! How to get involved: We are proud and thankful to work with a diverse community of around 30,000 researchers, microbiology experts, business partners and campaigners to advance microbiology for the benefit of society. Working with this fantastic community from our coalition of 52 Member Societies, international science academies and growing body of volunteers allows us to jointly promote excellence in science and to maximize the impact of microbiology on a global level. • Share your microbiology activities to the wider microbiology network using our Opportunities Board • Volunteer with us • Get involved with our campaigns Get involved In this month’s issue, we showcase some of the people and activities from this ever growing microbiology community. We look forward to working with more of you in the future and invite you to get involved in making microbiology count. • Develop new publishing concepts with the Letters Incubator New to the FEMS family We are delighted to introduce the Lithuanian Microbiological Society as a new FEMS Member Society. They are a valuable addition to the FEMS family and we look forward to working more closely with them. We also welcome the following newly elected Directors to the FEMS Board for the period 2018-2020: • Dr Vaso Taleski (Macedonia) - Director of Events & Internationalisation • Dr Andriy Sibirny (Ukraine) - Director of Education & Public Engagement • Dr Patrik Bavoil (USA) - Director of Research & Publications • Be a part of the FEMS network by joining one of our Member Societies and reap the benefits • Attend the various microbiology meetings and courses that we sponsor • Develop yourself as a microbiologist by applying for one of our Grants Welcoming new members and Directors at our Annual General Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal . 8-9 September 2017 We would like to thank Dr Per-Eric Lindgren, Dr Joanna Verran and Dr Jim Prosser for their impressive contribution to the microbiology community. They will be stepping down from their Director positions in January 2018. We will miss working with them! Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: fems@fems-microbiology.org october 2017