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

  • Celebrating International Volunteer Day 2021

    03 December 2021

    This year’s International Volunteer Day takes place on Sunday 5 December 2021 and it is a great opportunity for us to reflect on the important work of the Microbiology Society’s volunteers. We would like to thank all our members who have volunteered their time to support our work and guide our future in what has been another challenging but successful year.

  • Identifying treatment targets for black fungus infections

    03 December 2021

    Researchers are unravelling the mechanisms behind the increasingly common fungal disease mucormycosis.

  • Applications for the 2022 Harry Smith Vacation Studentships are now open

    02 December 2021

    Applications for the 2022 Harry Smith Vacation Studentships are now open.

    The Harry Smith Vacation Studentships, named after former Society President and champion of early career microbiologists Professor Harry Smith, offers undergraduate students the opportunity to work on projects across the breadth of microbiology. The studentships enable future microbiologists to work alongside scientists to gain an insight into the world of research.

  • Save the date – British Yeast Group: From Genomes to Cells

    01 December 2021

    British Yeast Group (BYG): From Genomes to Cells is scheduled to take place as an in-person, physical event on 7–9 September 2022 at University College London, UK.


British Yeast Group 2021: The future of yeast research

07 Dec 2021