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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1st International Congress of Microbiology held in 1930, Paris (France). 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. Statutes revised by General Assembly: Aug 1982, Sep 1986; Aug 2005; Sep 2011.
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.
Events2022-07-18 | Rotterdam, Netherlands – IUMS Congress
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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.
- K-XE0657 - IUMS Division of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology (BAM), including:
- E-XE3397 - International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH);
- E-XD4327 - International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes (ICSP) (with 25 sub-committees);
- U-XE1182 - Medical Microbiology Interdisciplinary Commission (MEMIC);
- E-XE4271 - International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF) (with 4 regional sub-commissions).
- K-XE9737 - IUMS Division of Mycology, including:
- K-XK0729 - International Commission on Antigens and Molecular Diagnostics (ICAMD);
- E-XE1175 - International Commission on the Taxonomy of Fungi (ICTF);
- K-XE3403 - International Commission on Yeasts (ICY);
- K-XK0213 - International Commission on Penicillium and Aspergillus (ICPA);
- U-XK0214 - International Commission on Food Mycology (ICFM);
- K-XE9623 - IUMS Division of Virology, including:
- K-XE0202 - International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) with 7 sub-committees (Coordination; Bacterial Virus; Fungal Virus (with 5 study groups); Invertebrate Virus (with 4 study groups); Plant Virus (with 10 study groups); Vertebrate Virus (with a number of study groups); Virus Data).
- F-XD1405 - International Federation for Enteric Phage Typing (IFEPT);
- C-XD3396 - World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) (with 7 Committees).
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