International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS)

Union internationale des sociétés de microbiologie (UISM)
Unión Internacional de las Sociedades de Microbiologia
Internationale Vereinigung der Mikrobiologischen Gesellschaften

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URL: http://www.iums.org/

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Founded

1927

History

Founded 1927, as International Society for Microbiology -- Société internationale de microbiologie. 1st International Congress of Microbiology held in 1930, Paris (France). Subsequently known as International Association of Microbiological Societies (IAMS) -- Association internationale des sociétés de microbiologie (AISM). In 1953 assumed the activities of H-XH1899 - International Federation of Culture Collection of Microbic Types (IFCC), set up 1947, by taking over the functions of H-XH0257 - Centre of Collections of Microbial Species, which was formed in 1945, Switzerland. Present title adopted Sep 1980. Statutes revised by General Assembly: Aug 1982, Sep 1986; Aug 2005; Sep 2011. Registered in accordance with Belgian law.

Aims

Promote the study of microbiological sciences internationally; initiate, facilitate and coordinate research and other scientific activities which involve international cooperation; promote the publication of international study and research; promote the organization of international conferences, symposia, and meetings and assist in the publication of their reports; represent microbiological sciences in ICSU and maintain contact with other international organizations.

Events

2021-08-22 | Vienna, Austria – Quadrennial Congress on Yeasts

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Structure

General Assembly (triennial, at Congress), consists of representatives of National Member Societies, Divisions and COMCOFs (Committees, Commissions and Federations) together with members of the Executive Board. Executive Board (meets annually); Steering Committee.

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'International Federations':

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UIA Org ID

XB1314

Last News

2019

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