FEMS Affiliates Letter September 2019

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS CORNER / OPPORTUNITIES / DEADLINES AFFILIATES LETTER  THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER Our new President is Hilary Lappin-Scott Table of Contents Page 2: We are extraordinarily pleased to announce that Prof. Hilary Lappin-Scott is our new President. She officially took on the role from 7 September 2019, at the recent FEMS Council Meeting in Milan (Italy). Hilary is the third female President of FEMS, after Helena Mákelá (1992-1995) and Eliora Ron (2005-2007), and the first from the UK and Ireland. • FEMS2019 Video Interview Series • Special Thematic Issue of FEMS Yeast Research on Cletus P. Kurtzman (1938- 2017) • Call for Papers: Microbial Diversity Page 3: • Annual Report for 2018 • Poster Prize Winner at CHRO2019 She is a renowned microbiologist who has spent much of her career researching microbial biofilm communities. Hilary has also been an active ambassador for science and microbiology, and is an avid supporter of advancing science for people of all identities and backgrounds. We give our thanks to outgoing President, Bauke Oudega, who has provided steady leadership over the past three years. Bauke said he was “happy to leave knowing FEMS is moving ahead.” Commenting on her appointment, Hilary said: “I am truly honoured to be elected as the President of FEMS for the coming three years. I’m aware that I am taking over this role at a time of challenges for learned societies and as Brexit looms. Never has it been more important for microbiology societies to work together on these issues but also on addressing some of the biggest global challenges to health and to our environment.” Pages 4-5: • Curated research published in each of the FEMS Journals • Thematic Issue of FEMS Microbiology Letters on CRISPR-Cas Page 6: Grants Corner Page 7: Opportunities and Event of the Month Page 8: Deadlines, events, and extras... Watch our interview from FEMS2019 with Hilary and her colleague, Dr. Sara Burton > Delftechpark 37A, 2628 XJ Delft, The Netherlands T: +31 15 302 0050 | E: [email protected] SEPTEMBER 2019