Welcome Message

Dear microbiologists around the world,

We are happy to share with you that the next IUMS Congress will be held fully online between 20-22 July 2022.

With IUMS 2022 we aim to bring together medical and non-medical microbiologists from different disciplines around a theme that concerns us all worldwide, namely the ecological disturbances and disruption, including the rapid extinction of many species. As microbiologists, it is of the utmost importance to understand the role that microorganisms play in this and to find and share potential solutions. With this in mind, the following theme has been chosen for this conference: ‘Microbiological adaptation in times of ecological disturbance and disruption’.

This three-day online meeting will include keynote lectures by scientific leaders, bridging sessions and workshops organized by the three IUMS divisions: Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology, Virology, and Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology.

In addition to excellent science, the participants will also be able to enjoy many networking opportunities with colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you online coming July!

Eliora Z. Ron, PhD

Eliora Z. Ron, PhD

Professor of Microbiology, Tel Aviv University

President of IUMS – International Union of Microbiological Societies

Heiman F.L. Wertheim, on behalf of NVMM

Heiman F. L. Wertheim

on behalf of NVMM

Chair of the NVMM


Marien I. de Jonge

on behalf of KNVM

Chair of the KNVM