IUMS is one of the 31 Scientific Unions of the International Council of Science (ICSU). It was founded in 1927 as the International Society of Microbiology, and became the International Association of Microbiological Societies affiliated to the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) as a Division in 1967. It acquired independence in 1980 and became a Union Member of ICSU in 1982.

The objectives of the Union are

  • to promote the study of microbiological sciences internationally:
  • initiate, facilitate and coordinate research and other scientific activities which involve international cooperation;
  • ensure the discussion and dissemination of the results of international conferences, symposia and meetings and assist in the publication of their reports;
  • represent microbiological sciences in ICSU and maintain contact with other international organizations. 

The major goal of IUMS is to promote research and the open exchange of scientific information for advancement of the health and welfare of humankind and the environment and strongly discourages any uses of knowledge and resources to the contrary >> read more

The scientific activities of the Union are conducted by the three Divisions of Bacteriology & Applied Microbiology (BAM), Mycology and Virology and by six specialist international committees, eight international commissions and two international federations. Their major activities include the classification and nomenclature of bacteria, fungi and viruses, food microbiology, medical microbiology and diagnostics, culture collections, education, and biological standardization.

logo Daejon 2020The next IUMS congresses will be organized by the Federation of Korean Microbiological Societies (FKMS in Daejon, South Korea, October 2020. 

For more in formation go to www.iums2020.org

Time: 11.00- 13.00

Venue: Simpor Junior Ballroom 4810B, Level 4. Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956


AGENDA for document relevant to this meetings click here

1- Accreditation of voting delegates *

2- Welcome, apologies and announcements.

3- Approval of final agenda.

4- Approval of the Minutes of the 2014 Montreal BAM Divisional Council Meeting.

5- Final Acceptance of the corrected version of the BAM Constitution.

6- Chairperson report - Miguel Vicente.

7- Vice Chairperson report - Rosalba Lagos.

8- Secretary-Treasurer report and Annual Financial Statement - Dörte Becher.

9- Election of Vice-Chairperson and Secretary-Treasurer of the Division.

10- Next Meeting.

11- Any Other Business


* IMPORTANT NOTE: please show your accreditations and proxy vote delegations to the Secretary Treasurer before the start of the Assembly Meeting. A written and original signed copy should be provided.

Agenda Meeting of the Virology Division Council Tuesday 18th July 2017, 11:30 – 12:30

Location: Room to be announced

  1. Accreditation
  2. Introduction and acknowledgements
  3. Officers, Advisory Council, ICTV
  4. Congress Organizing Committee
  5. Minutes from Council Meetings, Montreal 2014
  6. Presentation of nominations for office
  7. Voting – if necessary
  8. Reports

Chair's report (Terry Dermody)

Secretary Treasurer's report (Lisa Ng)

Report on ICTV (Andrew Davison)

  1. Report from Archives of Virology (Jens Kuhn)
  2. Election results
  3. Report on current Congress (Paul Young)
  4. Any other business


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