"The Royal Netherlands Society for Microbiology (KNVM) was founded in 1911 and has 1500 members."

"The aim of the KNVM is to promote the understanding of and interest in microbiology. Target groups are microbiologists, students, school children and other interested parties. The KNVM organises scientific conferences and supports the publication of popular scientific books such as the Microcanon. The society also promotes education by allowing students to actively participate in its scientific conferences. For more information, please go to

Micropia allows the visitor to get to know the extraordinary world of the microbe in a fantastic way. This makes Micropia a logical partner for the KNVM in furthering the knowledge of and interest in Microbiology."