FEMS Affiliates Letter February 2019

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / DEADLINES AFFILIATES LETTER  THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER Three New FEMS Ambassadors We have commenced the creation of a network of honorary FEMS Ambassadors working in non-European countries. These Ambassadors will help to promote our mission, vision, and activities of spreading microbiology knowledge, and connecting microbiologists and microbiological societies for benefit of humankind. The FEMS Director of Events & Internationalization, Vaso Taleski, invited the first three new FEMS Ambassadors on behalf of the FEMS Board of Directors and we are delighted that all three accepted, and have been appointed. All are experienced microbiologists, of recognized standing in their microbiology community, who can act as advocates for FEMS beyond the existing European network. All are invited to attend the FEMS2019 Congress in Glasgow (7-11 July). The three new ambassadors represent the nation states of China, Japan, and South Korea for a period of 3 years: Prof. Lixin Zhang (China) – Director of State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, School of Biotechnology, East China University of Science and Technology. He is also Part-time Professor of Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS). Prof. Ken-ichi Yoshida (Japan) – Professor of Applied Microbiology, Department of Science, Technology and Innovation, Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation, Kobe University, Japan. Prof. Sang-Ki Rhee (South Korea) – Chair Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Soon Chun Hyang University, Korea; Chairman, National Organizing Committee IUMS, 2020 Daejeon, Korea; Vice President, International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS). Table of Contents • Page 2: FEMS Summer School for Postdocs Application Deadline, 2019 Grants Survey, Poster Prize Winners... • Page 3: FEMS2019 Congress Speakers, Call for Papers: Halophiles, FEMS Seeking two new Directors... • Pages 4-5: Curated articles published in each of the FEMS Journals... • Page 6: Grants Corner • Page 7: Jobs and Opportunities... • Page 8: Deadlines, FEMS Sponsored Events, and Extras... Browse more FEMS News pages here > Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: [email protected] FEBRUARY 2019