The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses.

It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools.

Latest from the Society

  • A (brain) slice of the Rift Valley fever virus puzzle

    24 April 2024

    Kaleigh A. Connors takes us behind the scenes of their latest publication 'Acute Rift Valley fever virus infection induces inflammatory cytokines and cell death in ex vivo rat brain slice culture' published in Journal of General Virology. 

  • Microbe Talk - Women’s History Month: a conversation with Dr Linda Oyama

    24 April 2024

    Last month was Women’s History Month, taking place annually throughout the month of March. It aims to highlight and reflect on the many, but often over-looked, achievements made by women throughout history – which have paved the way for the women of today. In this episode, to mark the month, we caught up with Society Champion and microbiologist, Dr Linda Oyama. Linda discusses her insights as a woman in science, by diving into some of her experiences, as well as her passion for outreach with young girls.

  • Recognising a legacy for the community – Royall Tyler Moore

    23 April 2024

    At the Microbiology Society, our vision is a world in which the science of microbiology provides maximum benefit to society. To achieve this, we need to do more to advance the understanding and impact of microbiology by connecting and empowering communities worldwide.

  • Professor John Gareth Morris: a tribute

    23 April 2024

    The Microbiology Society is saddened to report that Professor John Gareth Morris CBE DPhil FIBiol FLSW FRS, passed away aged 91 on December 2023 in Llandogo, Monmouthshire.

    Gareth joined the Microbiology Society – then the Society for General Microbiology in 1955 – and published the several papers from his PhD studies in the Journal of General Microbiology, as well as many later papers over the course of his career. He also served on the Editorial Board of JGM (1970-74) and also on the Society’s Council. In 1997, he was awarded Honorary Membership of the Society.


Publishing Fundamentals Workshop May 2024

20 May 2024