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

  • Unveiling Fragrant Bacteria and Flower Dwelling Yeasts

    01 March 2024

    Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 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.

  • Champions Scheme recruitment now open

    01 March 2024

    We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting members onto our Champions Scheme.

    The Champions Scheme is essential in helping to raise awareness of the Microbiology Society and microbiology. Champions do this in their local area by initiating activities and events of their own or participating in Society-led activities.

  • Zero Discrimination Day: Arindam Mitra

    01 March 2024

    Zero Discrimination Day takes place annually on 1 March, bringing awareness to the importance of inclusion and acceptance of all people, regardless of our differences in race, gender, abilities or socio-economic background. To celebrate the day, this year we caught up with Members Panel member and Champion, Arindam Mitra, who highlights why Zero Discrimination Day is important to him and gives advice on how to incorporate it’s initiatives.

  • Annual Conference 2024: one week to early bird discount deadline

    29 February 2024

    There is only one week left to take advantage of the early bird discount to attend the Microbiology Society’s flagship Annual Conference taking place on Monday 08–Thursday 11 April 2024 at the Birmingham International Convention Centre. Register before 23:59 GMT on Wednesday 6 March 2024.


Annual Conference 2024

08 Apr 2024