Have a look at the programme FEMS 2019 offers, including:

  • 6 keynote speakers
  • 32 symposia
  • 23 workshops
  • 1 hosting microbiology society
  • speakers from 23 countries
  • 11 main congress topics
  • 8 parallel sessions from Monday to Thursday


We are happy to announce our six keynote speakers: 

  • Pascale Cossart, France (Listeria monocytogenes)
  • Bernard Hube, Jena, Germany (fungi and virulence)
  • Toby Kiers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (soil microbiology, ecology)   
  • Sang Yup Lee, Daejeon, South Korea (cell factory)
  • Rotem Sorek, Rehovot, Israel (virology, phages)                                    
  • Andy Waters, Glasgow, United Kingdom (parasitology, tropical medicine)

Read our interview with Toby Kiers, University Research Chair and Professor of Mutualistic Interactions at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.

Read our interview with FEMS-Lwoff awardee Pascale Cossart, Head of the Bacteria-Cell Interactions Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris.

Keep an eye out for more news on this website, as we continue to fill our scientific programme with interesting session covering all fields of microbiology.