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

  • Focused Meeting 2023 – Call for proposals now open

    25 November 2021

    The Microbiology Society organises a varied programme of Focused Meetings each year, bringing together those with shared scientific interests to hear the latest research, form connections and collaborate with others working in particular fields of microbiology.

  • The minichromosome that could revolutionise biofuel production

    25 November 2021

    Researchers have identified fragment of DNA that might code for superior production of biofuels by yeast.

    The research, conducted by a group based at the Kent Fungal group (University of Kent), identified a ‘minichromosome’ that improves the efficiency of bioethanol production by the yeast Scheffersomyces stipitis.

  • PATH-SAFE: Tracking foodborne pathogens and antimicrobial-resistant microbes

    24 November 2021

    To mark the end of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Eva Scholtus and Emily Parr from the Microbiology Society discuss our collaborative workshop series as part of the Pathogen Surveillance in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (PATH-SAFE) programme.

  • Call for case studies: Response to SARS-CoV-2

    24 November 2021

    Microbiologists across the world have been at the forefront of the SARS-CoV-2 response during the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to play a key role in tackling this major public health threat. The Microbiology Society recognises the exceptional positive impact that our members have cultivated since the beginning of the outbreak.


British Yeast Group 2021: The future of yeast research

07 Dec 2021