IUMS Structure

IUMS consists of three Divisions


Within these Divisions are 6 Committees, 9 Commissions and 2 Federations (COMCOFs), under which are subgroups consisting of working groups concerned with bacteriological, mycological and virological research. IUMS acts as an umbrella organization for these scientific research activities

An IUMS Executive Board is elected at each IUMS General Assembly meeting . The Board consists of 15 members: a President, Past President, two Vice Presidents, Secretary General, Treasurer, two Members at Large and the Chairman and Vice Chairman of each of the three Divisions. The Executive Board meets annually and coordinates IUMS activi¬ties. Read more here

General Assembly
Members & Associate Members
Executive Board
IUMS Public Policy Committee
Bacteriology & Applied Microbiology Division (BAM) Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology Division (MEM) Virology Division
ComCofs and Federations BAM ComCofs Mycology ComCofs Virology
ICFMH - International Committee on Food Microbiology & Hygiene ICFM - International Commission on Food Mycology ICTV - International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses
ICSP - International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes ICPA - International Commission on Penicillium & Aspergillus  
ICMSF - International Commission of Microbiological Specifications for Food ICTF - International Commission on Taxonomy of Fungi  
  ICY - International Commission on Yeasts  
WFCC - World Federation for Culture Collections is concerned with the collection, authentication, maintenance and distribution of cultures of microorganisms and cultured cells.    
Interdisciplinary committee    
ICB - The International Committee on Bionomenclature is devoted to explore ways and means to harmonise the various sets of international rules governing the creation and use of scientific names of organisms    
ComCofs joint by all Divisions: IABS - International Association fof Biologicals

IUMS Congress 2024

International Union of Microbiological Societies