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

  • Microbiology Today: the impact of air pollution on bacteria

    11 June 2021

    In this episode of Microbe Talk, Laura speaks with Lillie Purser, PhD student at the University of Leicester. Lillie’s research explores how air pollution can affect the way bacteria behave, specifically strains of bacteria involved in the health condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

  • Microbiology Society Survey: Industrial Microbiology

    10 June 2021

    The Microbiology Society has launched a survey to gain insights on how to better support microbiologists with a background or interest in industry and scientists working in microbiology-related roles within industry settings.

  • New microbes discovered in bharals, sea lions and mangroves

    09 June 2021

    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. Here are some of the new species that have been discovered and the places they’ve been found. 

  • Sepsis in Benin: diagnosis and management

    08 June 2021

    In April, Microbiology Society champion Dr Victorien Tamègnon Dougnon, senior lecturer in microbiology at the University of Benin, partnered with the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, Ceradis, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Finlande and the American Society for Microbiology, to organise a webinar on sepsis. In this blog, Dr Dougnon reflects on the online event during which almost 50 health professionals shared their learnings.


Anaerobe 2021: the Microbiota and Beyond

15 Jul 2021