FEMS Affiliates Letter August 2020

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / EVENTS / EXTRAS / DEADLINES Affiliates Letter The official newsletter for FEMS Affiliates International Microorganism Day International Microorganism Day is just around the corner! This Day was created to raise awareness among young people and the society in general on the role of microorganisms in our lives. This year we have planned several online activities to make up for a lack of physical events for International Microorganism Day: This year will be streaming a special live stream across 24 hours to social media and webpages, featuring speakers and guests from the world of microbiology. Accessible via IMD and FEMS social media and websites throughout the day. The preliminary programme will be released soon!​ IMD are publishing a special series of images, videos, and blogs on microbes to lead us up to #InternationalMicroorganismDay. Latest blog pieces: • 10 Women Microbiologists You Don’t Know About, But Should by Mitra Kashani​ • 10 Ways Microorganisms Make Your Life Waaay Better by Mary Ann R ​The Microbe Art Contest has returned for 2020! The winners of #MicrobeArt2020 will be announced on 17 September. Deadline for entries is 10 September. Table of contents Page 2-3: Microbiology News • Webinar ‘Education, Wherever We Are’ (17 Sept) • Peer Review Week (21 - 25 Sept) Page 4-5: • Research from the FEMS journals Page 6-7: • microLife - inaugeral editorial • FEMS Microbes Page 8-9: Grants Corner, Events, and Opportunities Page 10: Deadlines, Videos, and Extras... Post your entry on social media with hashtags #MicrobeArt2020 and #InternationalMicroorganismDay and tag us @FEMSmicro to enter. More details on the competition on our website. Visit InternationalMicroorganismDay.org > Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: [email protected] microLife – The journal of the FEMS European Academy of Microbiology