The deadline for abstract submissions for FEMS2023 has passed and thus we are no longer accepting new abstracts. Thank you to those that have submitted an abstract already!

Congratulations on your accepted abstract! Here are the most common presentation types:

Poster Presentation
A Poster Presentation refers to a physical poster displayed in the Poster Hall.

Poster Flash Presentations
In a Poster Flash Presentation, each presentation is 3 minutes, with 2 minutes for discussion.

Offered Talks Session
In an Offered Talks Session (OTS), each presentation is 12 minutes, with 3 minutes for discussion.

For those who are presenting a physical poster, you can find here your allocated day

Food Microbiology
Genetics & Genomics
Infection Biology and Pathogens

Biotechnology & Synthetic Microbiology
Infectious Diseases
Microbiology Education & Profession
Molecular Microbiology and Biochemistry
Taxonomy and Systematics

Environmental Microbiology & Ecology

Do you have questions regarding abstracts?

We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you

General Abstract Submission Guidelines

A. General conditions

  • Abstracts must be submitted before 6 February 2023 (23:59 CEST)
  • Late breaking abstracts must be submitted between 17 April 2023 and 1 May 2023 (23:59 CEST). Late breaking abstracts can only be considered for poster presentation.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published on the congress website and in the congress app.
  • Withdrawal of abstracts can only be accepted if notified in writing and subsequently confirmed by the FEMS2023 Congress Secretariat.  It is only possible to withdraw an abstract until 14 days after notification on acceptance.
  • By submitting an abstract you agree to the FEMS Abstract Requirements.

B. Presenting author and registration

  • The presenting author must register as an active participant at the congress at the latest 14 days after acceptance of an abstract.
  • The FEMS2023 Congress Secretariat reserves the right to exclude any abstract that is not followed by a participant registration at the latest 14 days after notification of acceptance. 

C. Contents of your abstract

  • The abstract word limit is max. 250 words per abstract.
  • The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to clearly indicate the nature of the study. No full stop at the end.
  • No identifying features such as names of authors, hospitals, medical schools, clinics or cities may be listed in the title or abstract text. You will be asked to enter the name(s) of author(s) and their institution(s), when you submit your abstract online.
  • All abbreviations must be defined in first use.
  • The abstract must include the following: Background, Objectives, Methods and Results. 

D. Reviewing and notification

  • The FEMS Congress is happy to offer the possibility to participants to win a Congress Attendance Grant or the FEMS-ASM Mäkelä-Cassell Award. Grant/Award application is part of the Abstract Application procedure via the abstract submission form.
  • The FEMS2023 Programme Committee will review the abstract.
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection of the abstract will be sent to the submitting authors by 27 March 2023. Notification of acceptance or rejection of late breaking abstracts will be sent to the submitting authors by mid May 2023.
  • It is the responsibility of all investigators that all studies are performed with respect to national legislation, international  legislation and ethical guidelines both with regards to humans and animals. The FEMS2023 Programme Committee reserves the right to reject any submitted abstract that is believed to violate these principles.
  • Please check that your email address (submitter and presenting author) is correct as it will be used for contacting you after the review process.
  • To receive a confirmation email after you have submitted your abstract, please add to your address book.
  • For all enquiries regarding abstracts and speakers, please contact the FEMS2023 Congress Secretariat at

Main Topics And Offered Talks Sessions

Main topics

  • Environmental Microbiology & Ecology
  • Biotechnology & Synthetic Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology 
  • Infection Biology & Pathogens 
  • Infectious Diseases 
  • Taxonomy & Systematics
  • Genetics & Genomics
  • Virology
  • Microbiology Education & Profession
  • Molecular Microbiology & Biochemistry 

Offered Talks Sessions

  • Antimicrobial Resistance: Environmental & Medical Aspects
  • DGHM Workshop: Eukaryotic Pathogens
  • DGHM Workshop: Genome-based Pathogen Diagnosis 
  • Diagnosis & Clinical Microbiology
  • Extreme Environments
  • FEMS Education Working Group Workshop: Education & Professional Development 
  • Fungal Biology & Chemistry
  • GfV Workshop: Immunity Against Phages 
  • GfV Workshop: Virology
  • Industrial Microbiology & Bioeconomy
  • KNVM Workshop: Early Life Gut Microbiome Development
  • Metabolic Networks
  • Microbial Ecology Workshop: Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture
  • Microbial Pathogens and the Microbiota in the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Microbiome: Recent Developments and Model Systems
  • Mikrobiokosmos Workshop: Microbial Life Under Climate Change
  • Protein Turnover & Secretion
  • Single Cell Infection & Imaging
  • Synthetic Microbiology
  • Viruses: Structural Biology & 3D Imaging
  • Yeast Strategies to Resist Relevant Stresses in Bioindustries