Mission & Objectives
The European Mycoplasma Research Network (eMyNet) is an initiative of several European academic laboratories working in the field of mycoplasmology. Its ambition is to promote mycoplasmology in the scientific community, mainly early career scientists and students. Our objective is to provide young scientists with background information on mycoplasmas, as well as basic information on classical techniques in mycoplasmology. This platform also provides an overview of the research groups working in this field, together with a short description of their research activities.
Promoting mycoplasmology is also to provide early-career scientists with more opportunities to communicate on their research and to foster education and training of young students. This will be achieved by concerted actions involving eMyNet, the International Organization for Mycoplasmology (IOM) and the Study Group for Mycoplasma Infections (ESGMI) at ESCMID. Finally, eMyNet will also benefit from the International Research Programme in Comparative Mycoplasmology (IRPCM), a permanent standing subcommittee of the IOM, to distribute taxonomic information, protocols, methods, and reagents among international researchers in mycoplasmology.