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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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Why Microbiologists Matter

23 Nov 2020

Latest from the Society

  • New antibiotics needed: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    17 September 2020

    In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the ’12 Priority Pathogens’: a list of 12 microbes that are becoming increasingly resistant to current antimicrobials. These 12 pathogens are thought by WHO to pose the greatest threat to human health.

  • New microbes discovered in termites, a stork and broccoli

    15 September 2020

    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.

  • Save the date: Why Microbiologists Matter

    14 September 2020

    We are delighted to announce the dates of ‘Why Microbiologists Matter: a digital celebration of the journeys of our members’ taking place Monday 23 to Thursday 26 November 2020.

  • Candida and Candidiasis: Event Update

    10 September 2020

    Following the postponement of the Candida and Candidiasis meeting that was scheduled to take place in Montreal, Canada earlier this year, the Microbiology Society, in consultation with the scientific organising committee, has decided to transition the meeting to a virtual event that will be delivered digitally in March 2021.