What is SEM?
The Spanish Society of Microbiology (SEM) is a scientific society founded in 1946 at the Jaime Ferrán Institute, of the Superior Council of Scientific Investigations (CSIC), in Madrid.
Its original name was the Society of Spanish Microbiologists, which it maintained until 1970, when, by decision of its partners, it took the current name of the Spanish Society of Microbiology (SEM).
SEM has as main objectives: promote basic and applied microbiology, cultivate international relations, bring together the different professionals who worked in this science, and contribute to the dissemination of science in general, and microbiology in particular, among citizens. It is an interdisciplinary society, which has about 1,700 members who work in the different fields of microbiology.
In this link you can consult the statutes of the Spanish Society of Microbiology.
The Spanish Society of Microbiology adheres to the COSCE transparency agreement on the use of animals in scientific experimentation in Spain.
The partners are organized in one of the current eleven SEM Specialized Groups: