Monday, 14 September 2020 10:34
17 September is International Microorganism Day, an opportunity to promote the diversity and variety of microorganisms and a way to encourage everyone to recognize and celebrate the many ways microscopic organisms are important in human health, culture and, throughout our daily lives.    International Microorganism Day is an annual celebration of microbiology and this year we are making an even greater effort to promote the positive contributions of microorganisms in our daily lives given the negative stories associated with viruses in the news.    This year we have focused our efforts on online activities:    We are running a 24hour live stream of talks and discussions across the day – free to access via the IMD homepage and social media. Check out the provisional programme here.    We have organized a parallel webinar on the day produced by FEMS Microbiology Letters on online educational methods ‘’Education, Wherever We Are’’ starting at 10am EDT / 3pm BST / 4pm CEST –…

FEMS Affiliates Letter - August 2020

Monday, 31 August 2020 01:10
As member of the ÖGMBT you are automatically also member of the Federation of European Microbiology Societies (FEMS). The FEMS Affiliates Letter of August 2020 has the following content: Page 2-3: FEMS Microbiology News Page 4-5: Research from the FEMS Journals Page 6-7:  MicroLife - inaugeral editorial, FEMS Microbes Page 8-9: Grants Corner, Events & Opportunities Page 10: Deadlines, Videos, Extras  

European Biotech Week 2020

Monday, 24 August 2020 05:08
Within the framework of the European Biotech Week 2020, EuropaBio (the European Association for Bioindustries) has launched the #BiotechFan Photo Contest, a competition aiming to engage with all European citizens, by raising awareness and making biotech accessible to local communities, and by showing concrete examples to explain how biotech surrounds and supports us in everyday life, also in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Inaugurated in 2013, the European Biotech Week celebrates biotechnology: an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953, and this year EuropaBio has the pleasure to invite YOU to collaborate to the success of the European Biotech Week 2020 (September 28 - October 4)! How to enter the #BiotechFan Photo Contest Any EU citizen and permanent EU resident above the age of 18 is eligible to enter. Participants may enter the competition by submitting their entries via entry form…