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Apply to the FEMS Summer School on Microbiology Education Out Now: Career Series of FEMS Microbiology Letters There is not long left to apply to the first FEMS Summer School for Microbiology Education! The deadline is 23:59 on Sunday 2nd June 2019. The Summer School will take place 15-20 September 2019, at the Marmari Bay Hotel on the Greek island of Euboea, easily reachable from Athens. The FEMS Summer School for microbiology teachers aims to expand the skills of those teaching academic microbiology, and to examine the newest achievements in microbiology science. We are also very pleased to announce that up to 5 attendees will receive complimentary registration and support of up to EUR 500 towards travel costs. All applicants will be eligible for this support. Speakers at the school include specialists in microbiology education as well as members of European Academy of Microbiology (EAM): Joanna Verran (UK), Beatrix Fahnert (UK), Michael Sauer (Austria), Grzegorz Wegrzyn (Poland), Armen Trchounian (Armenia), Eliora Ron (Israel, EAM Secretary General), Athanasios Tsakris (Greece, EAM member) and others. We invite teachers of undergraduate and postgraduate level microbiology from across the world to attend the School. Visit the website to find out more and apply > Community Grants Survey 2019 New Publishing Agreement for FEMS and OUP Every year FEMS gives out hundreds of grants to researchers across the world: to travel, to organize their own events, and for research and training. We are pleased to announce the signing of a new contract with our publishing partner, Oxford University Press (OUP), that extends up to 31 December 2025. This means OUP will continue to publish all 5 journals in the FEMS Journals Portfolio. Regarding this announcement, Matthew Harvey, FEMS Managing Director, said: But we need the opinions of the microbiology communtity in order to develop our grants programme to best meet your needs! So please take 5 minutes to fill in our Community Grants Survey for 2019. “Renewing our agreement with OUP is a reflection of the achievements and success we have enjoyed to date and the confidence we have in each other for the future. We are delighted to continue our relationship with one of the leading academic publishers.” Click this link to access the survey > Explore the FEMS Journals online > We have published the first Thematic Issue in 2019 of FEMS Microbiology Letters. This issue focuses on articles discussing careers and the professional development of microbiologists. The series is authored by Robert Dolan, a Certified Job Search and Career Transition Consultant with experience in the field of Career Management since 2001. The advice given in this series is reflective of best practice and relevant to microbiologists, biologists, scientists in general and frequently to anyone hunting a job. Childcare at Congress We are very pleased to announce we have teamed up with Nipperbout and Crowne Plaza Hotel to provide childcare facilities for all children between the ages of 0 to 12 years old.  We will offer these childcare services on a first come, first served basis and ask for a contribution in the costs of the child care of 60 GBP per day. Care Support Grants are also available from SfAM. Access the Thematic Issue online > Announcing a New Journal Social Media Editor (JSME) for FEMS Microbiology Letters We have recently recruited a new volunteer Journal Social Media Editor (JSME) for FEMS Microbiology Letters. This is following the departure of the previous JSME, Elena Cardenal-Muñoz, to take up a new full time position as a Scientific Officer for Life Sciences We were very impressed with her academic background and her science communication work to Switzerland. Our new JSME is Sarah Wettstadt, a postdoctoral date, and we are extremely confident she will be an researcher at the Cell-surface Signalling group of excellent JSME for the journal. Dr Marian Llamas at Department Environmental Protection at Estación Experimental del Zaidín-CSIC, Granada (Spain), and she hails originally from Germany. You can follow Sarah on Twitter: @DrBommel She also has a science communications blog accessible at: https://sarahs-world.blog Find out more about our volunteers online > MAY 2019