FEMS Affiliates Letter February 2020

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / EVENTS / EXTRAS / DEADLINES Affiliates Letter  The official newsletter for FEMS Affiliates The Spring Deadlines Are you planning for an inspiring, collaborative, mind expanding, and life changing Summer of science this year? As Spring approaches, there are many upcoming deadlines for our events, grants, and awards. There are so many knowledge sharing, professional and career development, and scientific networking opportunities on offer this year, and plenty of funding available to help you attend: 1 March - Meeting Attendance Grant applications 1 March - FEMS-Jensen Award applications - get up to €10,000 to spend 6 months researching abroad 10 March - FEMS-Lwoff Award nominations - nominate a person or group for excellence in microbiology and to give a prize lecture at FEMS2021 in Hamburg Prof. Cossart accepts the FEMS- Lwoff Award at FEMS2019 after giving her prize lecture (top left). The FEMS Summer School for Postdocs 2019 (top right). The FEMS Summer School on Microbiology Education 2019 (bottom left). A symposium from FEMS2019 (bottom right). 15 March - FEMS Conference on Microbiology 2020 (Serbia) abstract submission 15 March - FEMS Conference on Microbiology 2020 Attendance Grant applications 31 March - FEMS Summer School for Postdocs 2020 (Croatia) applications 15 April - FEMS Conference on Microbiology 2020 early bird registration 19 April - FEMS Summer School on Microbiology Education 2020 (Greece) applications Put these deadlines into your calendar, to make sure you don’t miss out. Or even better… start your application now! Connect microbiology and share knowledge with the community. Perspectives: International Day of Women and Girls in Science 11 February was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This day is implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration with institutions and civil society partners that aim to promote women and girls in science. This day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. To help commemorate this awareness day, we asked women across our network to share with us their experience of working and studying in science. They presented to us a snapshot of the situation for women working in science across Europe. They also presented their views on the best ways to help improve the long term prospects for women and girls in science. Table of contents Page 2-3: Microbiology News • Microseum • Free-free OA? • New EAM Members Page 4-5: Research from the FEMS journals, incl. • Coronavirus priority paper Page 6: Grants Corner Page 7: Events and Opportunities Page 8: Deadlines, Videos, and Extras... Dr Patricia Bernal, Junior Research Group Leader, Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) Read the full perspectives article > Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: [email protected] FEB 2020