Board of Directors

Raad van Bestuur – Conseil d’Administration

President : Dr. Guy R. Cornelis, Em. Prof . Biozentrum, Basel University (CH), Research Prof. , University of Namur (UNamur) [from 2012 to 2020].



Vice-President : Prof. Dr. ir Nico Boon, Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology (CMET), Universiteit Gent (UGent) [from 2016 to 2024].



Secretary : Prof. Dr. Isabelle George, Ecologie des Systèmes Aquatiques  (ESA), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) [from 2011 to 2019].



Treasurer : Prof. Dr. Dominique Schols, Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy, Rega Institute, Leuven University (KU Leuven) [from 2012 to 2020].



Webmaster/Communication : Prof. Dr. David Gillan, Proteomics and Microbiology, Mons University (UMons) [from 2011 to 2019].



FEMS delegate : Prof. Dr. Paul Cos, Laboratory of Microbiology, Parasitology and Hygiene (LMPH), Universiteit Antwerpen (UA) [from 2012 to 2020].


Prof. Dr. Laurent Gillet, Laboratory of Immunology & Vaccinology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Liège University (ULg) [from 2011 to 2019].



Dr. Natalie Leys, Expert group for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center (SCK•CEN) [from 2008 to 2018].


Prof. Dr. Xavier De Bolle, Research Unit in Biology of Microorganisms (URBM), Université de Namur (UNamur) [from 2016 to 2024].



Dr. Xavier Saelens, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology (UGent) [from 2016 to 2024].

Advisory Board

Adviesraad – Conseil Consultatif

Em. Prof. Dr. Spiros Agathos, Unit of Bioengineering, Department of Applied Chemistry and Bioindustries, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL).



Em. Prof. Dr. Jozef Anné, Laboratory of Molecular Bacteriology (Rega Institute – Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology), Leuven University (KU Leuven).




Em. Prof. Dr. Alfons Billiau (KU Leuven) Rega Institute for Medical Research.




Prof. Dr. Tom Coenye (UGent) Pharmaceutical Microbiology.




Em. Prof. Dr. Paul De Vos (UGent) LM-UGent, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology,  Laboratory of Microbiology.




Hon. Prof. Dr. Max Mergeay (ULB), Belgian Nuclear Research Center (SCK•CEN), Unit for Microbiology (2400 Mol)  &  MELiSSA Foundation (1050 Brussels).