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

  • Microbe Talk: The impact of COVID on research and career progression

    29 June 2022

    The latest edition of the Microbiology Society’s podcast, Microbe Talk, is now online. In the first of this two part episode, Eva Scholtus and Katie O’Connor from our Policy and Engagement team interview Colman, Raphael, Helen and Nat about their experiences as early career researchers during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

    They consider issues such as equality, diversity and inclusion, isolation and loneliness at work, managing heavy workloads, salary boundaries and the culture in academia.

  • Save the date: Vaccines as Tools to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance 2023

    29 June 2022

    We are pleased to announce our first Focused Meeting of 2023, Vaccines as tools to combat antimicrobial resistance, in association with BactiVac, the Bacterial Vaccines Network. The meeting will take place on 27—28 February 2023 at Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre in Birmingham, UK.

  • Helping us unlock potential: Jo Verran’s story

    28 June 2022

    Professor Jo Verran, Honorary Member of the Microbiology Society who established the Society’s Outreach Prize, chose to donate to the Unlocking Potential Fund to continue to support mid-career members working within education.

  • Commonly available probiotics can reduce virulence of Staphylococcus Infections, research finds

    27 June 2022

    Staphylococcus aureus are opportunistic, Gram-positive bacteria, which are responsible for a large number of hospital and community-acquired infections. Current treatment options are limited to antibiotics, but with a rising number of multidrug-resistant strains the need to find alternative therapies is becoming increasingly apparent. One such treatment is via the inhibition of communication between the bacteria. Although these therapy options have previously been limited, research by a team from the University of Copenhagen has found that probiotics already available may offer the ability to reduce disease severity of S. aureus.


Cell–Cell Communication in Bacteria: Fundamental and Applied Aspects

28 Jun 2022