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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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 International Federation of Culture Collection of Microbic Types (IFCC), set up 1947, by taking over the functions of 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.

Future Events

2020 Daejeon, Korea Rep – International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology

2020 Daejeon, Korea Rep – International Congress of Mycology and Eukariotic Microbiology

2020 Daejeon, Korea Rep – International Congress of Virology

Past Events(3)

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Activities

Events/meetings; awards/prizes/competitions.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, German.

Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (Liaison Status); World Health Organization (WHO) (Official Relations).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 13 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 71 countries
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Subjects *

  • Biosciences
    • Microbiology

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

B1314

Last News Received

2015
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