IUMS 2024

International Union of Microbiological Societies

IUMS 2024

October 23-25 2024
Microorganisms for sustainable solutions: environmental & clinical implementations
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IUMS 2024 | October 23-25 | Florence, Italy

Why Attend

IUMS 2024 will bring together medical and non-medical microbiologists from different disciplines around the theme “Microorganisms for sustainable solutions: environmental & clinical implementations”.
Attend keynote lectures, bridging sessions, and workshops organized by the three IUMS divisions: Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology, Virology, and Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology.
Hear from Global Experts

This is your ideal opportunity to hear from the greatest experts in the field. Profit from up-to-date research data, high-quality scientific content, and diverse session types.

Leave Your Footprint

The prospects of microbiology lay in your hands! Play an important part in moving science forward. Present your innovative discoveries and share your scientific conclusions on a world-class platform.


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Congress Topics – IUMS Divisions

The Union is composed of three Divisions, each concerned with a major microbiological science. The Divisions are administratively responsible for Committees, Commissions and Federations (hereafter referred to as COMCOFs) each concerned with a particular aspect of microbiology
IUMS consists of three Divisions. Each of them have an Executive Board and they organize their own congresses. BAM and Mycology organize their congresses jointly, while Virology has its own congress.

Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology (MEM) Division

The aims of the Division of Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology are to further the discipline of eukaryotic microbiology, incl. mycology and all branches of research related to it: establish and maintain contact among eukaryote microbiologists by spon­soring international congresses, symposia, conferences and colloquia; distribute information; encourage research and training. The Division has links and a strong collaboration with the International Mycological association (IMA).

Bacteriology & Applied Microbiology (BAM) Division

The aims of the Division of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology are to further bacteriology and related sciences throughout the world in research, education and services

Virology Division

lts aims are to further the discipline of virology and all branches of science related to it; encourage contact among virologists; foster interchange of information through sponsorship of international congresses and symposia.

IUMS COMCOF's - Committees, Commissions
and Federations

In all division Ad hoc committees, commisions and Federations on various disciplinces are active.


ICTV - International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses

Bacteriology & Applied Microbiology Division (BAM)

ICFMH - International Committee on Food Microbiology & Hygiene
ICSP -International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes
ICMSF - International Commission of Microbiological Specifications for Food

Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology Division (MEM)

ICFM - International Commission on Food Mycology. For website see www.foodmycology.org. Chairperson: Ludwig Niessen. eMail: niessen@wzw.tum.de. Secretary: Sue Lin Leong. Treasurer: Emilia Rico

ICIF - International Commission on Indoor Fungi. For website see www.indoormold.org. Contact Person: Ulf Thrane. eMail:ult@sbi.aau.dk

ICPA - International Commission on Penicillium & Aspergillus. For website see www.aspergilluspenicillium.org. Chairperson: Robert A Samson. eMail: r.samson@westerdijinstitute.nl. Secretary: Giancarlo Perrone

ICTF - International Commission on Taxonomy of Fungi. website see www.fungaltaxonomy.org. Chairperson: Conrad Schoch. eMail: Secretary: Andrew Miller

ICY -International Commission on Yeasts. For the ICY website click here. For the ICY Newsletter click here.Chairperson: Hiroshi Takagi hiro@bs.naist.jp.


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