The society hosts and promotes a wide variety of meetings and conferences:

“New Trends in Cultural Heritage Biodeterioration” – Coimbra, Portugal, 5th – 7th September 2018

The IBBS 2018 meeting, “New Trends in Cultural Heritage Biodeterioration”, will take place at the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in the world (established 1290) from 5th — 7th September 2018.


Coimbra was founded by the Romans as Aeminium and is located in the centre of Portugal. It still contains well preserved remains from ancient times, such as the visitable cryptoporticus, an underground gallery built around the 1st century AD, the 13th Century Gothic Monastery of Sta Clara-a-Velha, the 12th Century Romanesque Cathedral of Sé Velha, and the 11th Century Church of S. Tiago. Coimbra was formerly a walled city, and some remains of this wall are still visible.

The UNESCO World Heritage site of “University of Coimbra, Alta and Sofia” is one of the most visited monuments in Portugal. Home to the very characteristic Fado de Coimbra, and bathed by the Mondego river, Coimbra is a very welcoming and tourist-friendly city.

We look forward to welcoming you there in 2018. See or contact Nuno Mesquita for more information —

FEMS 8th Congress of European Microbiologists, Glasgow, Scotland, 7th – 11th July 2019

webbanner_8th congressThe 8th FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists will be held from 7th – 11th July 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. FEMS 2019 will bring together leading scientists spanning different fields of microbiology to celebrate the best of microbiology.

This congress will showcase the most recent developments in microbiology to address some of the global challenges we face today, such as antimicrobial resistance, environmental pollution and the emergence of pathogenic disease.

MORE INFORMATION: Visit or contact FEMS 2019 Congress Secretariat, CAP Partner at