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

  • Meet 2023 Young Microbiologist of the Year finalist: Thomas Heaven

    28 September 2023

    The Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year Prize is awarded by the Society each year. The prize recognises and rewards excellence in science communication by a Microbiology Society member who is a postgraduate student or postdoctoral researcher, having gained their PhD in the last two years. In the lead up to the final, taking place on 3 October 2023, we will be getting to know each of the finalists in this blog series.

  • Microbiology Career Guide for Undergraduates: empowering the next generation

    27 September 2023

    Professional development for early career researchers helps to drive the process of science by giving researchers an opportunity to disseminate their research, get feedback and learn about new research tools and ideas. Professional development events play a vital role in equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their careers.  

    One of our Champions, Dr Michael Ukwuru, was awarded funding through the Society’s Champions Scheme and used it to organise a Microbiology Career Guide in Idah, Nigeria, for undergraduate students. This event offered valuable insights into the world of microbiology and provided a platform for students to explore diverse career opportunities. Below, Michael provides the highlights from the event and advice on organising successful professional development events. 

  • What's in a name? Our favorite additions from 'New to Science'

    27 September 2023

    Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM), which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Our ‘New to Science’ blog explores the latest discoveries of microbiological discoveries highlighted in IJSEM.   

    In celebration of the Microbiology Society delivering ‘What’s in a Name? Fit-for-purpose bacterial nomenclature’ as part of its Focused Meetings programme in 2023 we thought that we’d share our favourite additions from each of this year's ‘New to Science’'.


What’s in a name? Fit-for-purpose bacterial nomenclature

26 Sep 2023