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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.


Join the Microbiology Society and further your professional development and interest in microbiology.



Latest News

  • Microbiology Today February issue: Imaging

    13 February 2018

    The first issue of Microbiology Today for 2018 focuses on the variety of ways that humans have been able to view micro-organisms. Beginning with the microscope – most famously used by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek to study ‘animalcules’ – our feature articles demonstrate some of the cutting edge methods of showing microbes in closer, and higher quality, detail than ever before.

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  • Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum Summer Conference

    23 January 2018

    Are you a microbiologist in the early stages of your career? A new conference, exclusively for early career microbiologists, will be brought to you by the Early Career Microbiologists’ (ECM) Forum Executive Committee. This will take place at the University of Birmingham, 14–15 June 2018. The Summer Conference, organised by the ECM Committee Division Representatives, is a unique Microbiology Society event designed to bring together undergraduate, masters, PhD and postdoctoral researchers to progress and increase skills.

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From the blog

  • HPV In Malawi

    26 September 2017

    Malawi, in Sub-Saharan Africa, has the highest incidence and mortality of cervical cancer in the world. Nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV. Earlier this year, the Microbiology Society funded one of our members, Dr Ramya Bhatia, to travel to Malawi as part of a research collaboration between Nkhoma [Continue reading …]