About FEMS

Established in 1974, FEMS is now an active and diverse federation of 55 European learned societies that includes around 30,000 professionals who are committed to advancing microbiology for the benefit of society. Located in 38 European countries, around half of these professionals are early career researchers, and the remainder include industry scientists, established academics, educators and campaigners.


FEMS Congress Secretariat
Federation of European Microbiological Societies
Delftechpark 37a
2628 XJ Delft,
The Netherlands

FEMS is proud to work with

Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM)

German Society of Hygiene and Microbiology

About the Association for General and Applied Microbiology

The Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM) unites about 3500 microbiologically oriented scientists. The overall objective of the VAAM is to use scientific findings in microbiology for the benefit of society and nature. To achieve this goal the VAAM promotes the exchange of information and collaboration among its member. Moreover it has always been a mission of the VAAM to foster young academics. The strength and success of the VAAM is largely built on a long series of very successful conferences, where students and professionals from academia and industry come together for an intense scientific and social exchange.

About the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology

The “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie” (DGHM, German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology) was founded already in 1906 originally as “Free Union for Microbiology”. Today the DGHM is one of the most active specialized societies in the areas of diagnostics, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases with a strong focus on basic infection research. Around 2000 members are organized in specialized groups (Fachgruppen; FG), constant working groups (Ständige Arbeitsgemeinschaften; St AG) and commissions (KOM), which form the scientific basis of the DGHM. Here world class experts discuss current research topics, publish guidelines and recommendations, and oversee new scientific directions in hygiene and microbiology.