The Society aims to promote the knowledge of and interest in microbiology in The Netherlands and Flanders. The Society and its seven divisions organise symposia in several microbiological disciplines. The Society is open for any cooperation with other microbiological societies for the organisation of symposia.
The NVvM presently consists of 1176 members, including about fifty Belgian members, who have their own representative on the Board.
The regulations of the Society can be found here (in Dutch)
Scientific meetings are organized twice a year by the Society, together with one of the Divisions.
By the end of the nineteenth century microbiology developed as a new branch of science, with important prospects for implementation in medicine and the fermentation industry.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, who lived in Delft, had been the first one to see bacteria, by using his own-made lenses. His accurate observations were published in 1674 in Letters to the Royal Society in London.
Two centuries later, also in Delft, the production of bakers yeast on an industrial scale was started by the "Gist- en Spiritusfabriek". This company has since then developed into the Royal Gist-Brocades company (now part of DSM)
An employee of this factory was microbiologist Martinus Willem Beijerinck, whom in 1895 was appointed as the new Chair in Microbiology at the, then, Polytechnic in Delft.
This Polytechnic was later converted into the Delft University of Technology. Beijerinck therefore became the first Professor in General Microbiology in The Netherlands.
Some 10 years earlier the University of Amsterdam had already installed a Chair in Medical Microbiology and one of the alumni was Christiaan Eijkman, who later became Professor in Medical Microbiology at the University of Utrecht.
Due to an increased interest for the research on micro-organisms the Netherlands Society for Microbiology was established on April 20, 1911, with Beijerinck as the first chairman.
IUMS Code of Ethics
The IUMS Executive Board in its 2006 meeting held in Istanbul unanimously approved the adoption of the IUMS code of Ethics to prevent the misuse of scientific knowledge and resources. The Executive Board of the IUMS recommended that each of the member societies of IUMS who do not already have a similar code develops one or adopts the IUMS Code of Ethics to prevent the misuse of scientific knowledge and resources. The IUMS Code of Ethics can be found at www.iums.org/about/about_us-Codeethics.html or IUMS Code of Ethics (PDF file)
Prof.dr. H.A.B. Wösten
Microbiology, University of Utrecht
3584 CH Utrecht
Prof.dr. J.A.G. van Strijp
Head Experimental Microbiology
UMC Utrecht, G04-614
Dr B. Duim
Dept. Infectious Diseases & Immunology
Yalelaan 1, kamer W309
3584 CL Utrecht
Tel: +31-30 2532459
Dr. J.J.E. Bijlsma
Laboratory of Molecular Bacteriology, Department of Medical Microbiology, H PC EB80
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
9700 RB Groningen
Tel: +31-50 3615239
Dr J.W. Sanders
Unilever Research & Development Vlaardingen
Olivier van Noortlaan 120 PO Box 114
3130 AC Vlaardingen
Tel: +31-10-460 6256
Dr. J. van Doorn
Sector Bloembollen, Boomkwekerij & Fruit, Praktijkonderzoek Plant & Omgeving
Wageningen Universiteit & Research Centrum (WUR)
Prof. Van Slogterenweg 2, 2161 DW Lisse
Postbus 85, 2160AB Lisse
T: +31-252-462 149
F: +31-252-462 100
Prof.dr. O.P. Kuipers
University of Groningen
9747 AG Groningen
Tel: +31-50 3632093
Public Relations and Website Editor
Prof. dr. G.J.W. Euverink
University of Groningen
9747 AG Groningen
Representative Belgian Members
Prof.dr. Tom Coenye
Farmaceutische analyse, Universiteit Gent
9000 Gent, België
Dr L. Dijkshoorn-de Bruin
Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
PO Box 9600
2300 RC Leiden
Tel: +31-71-526 2946
Fax: +31-71-524 6758 L.Dijkshoorn@LUMC.nl
prof. Stanley Brul
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences
Faculteit Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica (FNWI)
University of Amsterdam
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 Room C717B
1018 WV Amsterdam (NL)
T: +31-20-525 7079
F: +31-20-525 6971
Pagome Executive Support
Touwbaan 40, 3142BV Maassluis
Vlnr: Diman van Rossum, Jos van Strijp, Han Wösten, Gert-Jan Euverink, Jetta Bijlsma, Birgitta Duim, Joop van Doorn (op de voorgrond), Jan-Willem Sanders, Tom Coenye, Oscar Kuipers.
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