Federation of European Microbiological Societies
FEMS is a pan-European scientific body campaigning to get science – and microbiology in particular – on the European agenda. Its main goal is to benefit microbiology in Europe and across the world through research, networking, education and outreach; and to help Member Societies serve the microbiology community. Set up in the UK as a small charity in 1974, today FEMS links 54 Member Societies from 38 countries across Europe, a network of around 30,000 professionals who are committed to advancing microbiology for the benefit of society in the areas of health, energy, food, materials and environment.
FEMS is leading the way in promoting excellence and diversity in science, and in channeling high quality knowledge to solving today’s societal problems around microbiology. FEMS aims at advancing microbiology in Europe and the neighboring regions by funding research, through grants, publication of internationally renowned journals, news items, congresses, teaching support, and connecting microbiologists and partnering with other organizations (https://fems-microbiology.org).