Membership & Benefits

The Danish Microbiological Society is a society for everyone who is concerned with microbiology.

Being a member of DMS gives you the following benefits:
FEMS benefits via DMS: DMS is member of FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies). This means that members of DMS automatically become members of FEMS with the below benefits:
• Discount off the registration fee for FEMS congresses
• 25% discount off FEMS Journals and Oxford University Press books
• Possibility to apply for FEMS grants

Newsletters to members:
DMS members receive newsletters with information about microbiological events taking place in both Denmark and other countries. 

Every year DMS arranges an annual congress. Participants in the congress will be updated about the newest research in several different microbiological fields. 
The congress is a really good opportunity to meet other microbiologists and exchange experiences. 

Annual general assembly:
The DMS annual general assembly is held in connection with another microbiological arrangement.
Members of DMS can participate in both the general annual assembly as well as the following/connected microbiological arrangement.

Please note: You need to have a tie to Denmark either by living in the country or by working at a Danish institution. If you are not living or working in Denmark, you will need to be recommended by a researcher in Denmark.

How to become a member

Types of membership

In DMS there are three different types of membership:
Ordinary membership: Everybody who is in interested in microbiology can join DMS. The ordinary membership costs 250 DKK annually.
Student membership: Bachelor and master students can join DMS for free. 
Pensioner membership: When a member of DMS retires on a pension, the member can apply for continuing the membership for free. The application should be sent to the committee of the society.
The yearly membership follows the calendar year (1 January to 31 December).

In order to be a member of DMS you have to fill in the registration form. In the registration form the following information is asked for: name, e-mail address, place of work/institution of education, section, and the address of the work/study.

Please note that you need to have a tie to Denmark either by living or working at an institution in Denmark. If you are not living or working in Denmark, you will need to be recommended by a researcher in Denmark.

In order to complete the registration as an ordinary member, one of the following payment manners has to be chosen:

  • Pay with payment card on the DMS’ homepage (type in account information)
  • Receive an electronic invoice (type in EAN number)
  • Receive a usual bill (tick)

DMS does not hand over any information to any third parties. The information on members will only be used by DMS in order to organize the card index of the members in the society and for sending out e-mails to the members.

If you have any questions or problems with the registration form, please contact the DMS Secretariat at 

When a member gets a new job or the contact information changes for other reasons, please let us know by sending an e-mail to This way we ensure that you will also receive news from DMS in the future.

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