by Miguel Vicente
On June 29,2009, the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM) was established in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The objective of the academy is to provide a voice for European microbiology and to foster its quality and dissemination within Europe. Its goals include the expansion of scientific knowledge regarding key issues of microbiological relevance, fostering meetings and congresses, and establishing advanced courses.
The EAM will include microbiologists with a notable record of publication, patents or inventions, significant achievements in clinical work or teaching, and contributions to the microbiological community.