We have extended the deadline to Submit Your Abstract to FEMS2023 and to Apply for a Congress Attendance Grant to 12:00 (noon) CET on Monday 6th February!

For the instructions on how to submit your abstract,

The FEMS2023 Programme Committee and Offered Talks Sessions Chairs will select abstracts for poster and oral presentations in the main topics and oral presentations in OTS. We invite abstract submitters to submit their abstract in one of the main topics listed below. If selected for an oral presentation, the submitter can be invited to either a (3 minutes) Flash Presentation in one of the main topics, or a (12 minutes) Offered Talk in one of the OTS titles. If selected for a poster presentation, the submitter will be invited to present their poster in one of the main topics. See the list of main topics and preliminary OTS titles. 


A. General conditions

  • Abstracts for late breaking abstract submission must be submitted before 1 February 2023 (23:59 CEST)
  • 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 early April 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 fems2023@fems-microbiology.org to your address book.
  • For all enquiries regarding abstracts and speakers, please contact the FEMS2023 Congress Secretariat at fems2023@fems-microbiology.org.

Main topics and Offered Talks Sessions

Main topics

  • Environmental Microbiology & Ecology
  • Biotechnology & Synthetic Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology 
  • Infection Biology and Pathogens 
  • Infectious Diseases 
  • Taxonomy and systematics
  • Genetics/genomics
  • Virology
  • Microbiology Education & Profession
  • Molecular Microbiology and Biochemistry 

Offered Talks Sessions

  • Antimicrobial resistance, environmental and medical aspects
  • Alternative approaches in antimicrobial control
  • DGHM workshop: Eukaryotic Pathogens
  • DGHM workshop: genome-based pathgen diagnosis 
  • Diagnosis and clinical microbiology
  • Extreme environments
  • FEMS Education working group Workshop: Education and professional development 
  • Fungal biology and chemistry
  • GfV Workshop: Immunity against Phages 
  • GfV Workshop: Virology
  • ICSP WorkshopSurveying the phylogenomic landscape: the impact of novel methodologies on prokaryotic systematics
  • Industrial microbiology and 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 and secretion
  • Single Cell Infection and imaging
  • Synthetic microbiology
  • Viruses: Structural biology and 3D imaging?
  • Yeast strategies to resist relevant stresses in bioindustries