IUMS - International Union of Microbiological Societies
IUMS is one of the unions of the International Science Council (ISC) which is a non-governmental organization with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organizations including Academies and Research Councils. IUMS 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. ICSU (the International Council for Science) together with the International Social Science Council (ISSC) has merged into ISC since 2018. Read further on the objectives, the goal and activities of the Union.
IUMS Congresses 2022 Fully online
The next IUMS congresses will be organized by the Royal Dutch Society of Microbiology and Dutch Society of Medical Microbiology and they will take place on July 20-22, 2022 which was planned to hold at the conference centre Ahoy, Rotterdam.However, it appears that due to Corona, the political situation in many countries and the steeply increasing costs of travel, many scientists are not able to travel, get a visa or pay the cost. Therefore, the Congress Leadership considers that the best option to achieve a successful congress, and to connect as many people as possible from across the globe so soon after COVID is to transform the upcoming IUMS 2022 into a fully online event. IUMS 2022 – The Online Edition will keep its original dates and will take place between 20-22 July 2022.
The updated format will allow you to attend the congress from anywhere around the world. Learn the latest news in Bacteriology, Applied Microbiology, Mycology and Virology. You can meet the experts and:
- Attend sessions live, ask questions, and participate in discussions
- Catch up on sessions on-demand with improved functionality
- Access the scientific content after the congress dates
- Browse through all accepted posters
What`s next in the congress? Visit https://iums2022.com/ for more information.
General assembly at IUMS 2022
The IUMS congresses 2022 will be fuilly online. The General assembly is scheduled on Thursday, July 21st from 13:30 to 15:00 and will be virtual Zoom online meeting.More details follow soon.
Nominations of new EB members
Nominations, containing a biography of the nominee and a statement indicating a willingness to serve, are sought from National Committees and from Divisions for the offices of
- Vice- President,
- Secretary-General (unopposed)
IUMS Statement on Ukraine
The International Union of Microbiological Societies expresses its deep dismay and concerns regarding the military offensives being carried out in Ukraine. We follow and support the statement of the International Science Council and hope that the conflict will not have serious impact on the research and academic community in Ukraine.