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Belgian Society for Microbiology
The Belgian Society for Microbiology (BSM) is a nonprofit association (VZW/ASBL) dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences in the broadest sense. It was founded in 1996 to give all the microbiologists in Belgium a chance to meet and discuss Science in a friendly atmosphere.
- From Neanderthals to COVID-19: genetic and evolutionary sources of human immune response variationThe 23rd Heremans Lecture, which will be given by Professor Lluis QUINTANA-MURCI, who will enlighten us on the immune response variation: “From Neanderthals to COVID-19: genetic and evolutionary sources of human immune response variation”. The lecture will take place on Monday, October 10 at 5:00 PM, in the auditorium A (Lacroix) on the UCL Health Sciences campus in Brussels. It… Continue reading From Neanderthals to COVID-19: genetic and evolutionary sources of human immune response variation
- International Microorganism Day 2022We are excited to present to you “International Microorganism Day 2022”, a day on which we commemorate the discovery of these tiny creatures by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek in 1676. On Saturday September 17 at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels, we will celebrate microbes with lots of cool science activities and tons of fun… Continue reading International Microorganism Day 2022
- The last word belongs to microbes, celebrating the 200th anniversary of birth of Louis PasteurA unique and globally significant event that will be held at Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw, Poland (29-30th November 2022). The program includes excellent talks, poster presentations, a reception in the French Embassy, and the award ceremony for the L’Oreal UNESCO awards for women scientists. Registration is now open. Participants can submit their abstracts by… Continue reading The last word belongs to microbes, celebrating the 200th anniversary of birth of Louis Pasteur
- Microbiome: From benchtop to bedside (October 25, 2022)Join the first UZ Brussel symposium on Microbiome: from benchtop to bedside. View the news post to have a look at the program announcement and registration page.
Become a member
Membership to BSM is open to anyone with an interest in microbiology. Membership allows you to register for free to the annual meeting and makes you a member of FEMS.
Famous Belgian Microbiologists
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BSM annual conference
The annual BSM conference “Future challenges in Microbiology” was held in the Academy Palace, Brussels, on 11 March 2022. More information can be found here.