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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.

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  • Microbiology Today May issue: Microbial Tools

    15 May 2018

    In this issue, Microbiology Today focuses on the use of micro-organisms as tools in a wide range of contexts. Throughout our feature articles, there is an emphasis on the beneficial ways in which microbes can be utilised, in areas as diverse as construction, pest control and the disposal of radioactive waste.

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  • Sewage science: Are bacteria just the tip of the fatberg?

    18 May 2018

    The UK population continues to have a morbid fascination with fatbergs; these mammoth clumps of oil, wet wipes and human waste coagulate in sewers and grow with every flush. In 2017, a 130-tonne fatberg dubbed ‘The Beast’ made national headlines and even got its own museum exhibit. There is no doubt that fatbergs are disgusting, [Continue reading …]