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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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Annual Conference 2020

31 Mar 2020

Latest from the Society

  • Raising awareness of antimicrobial resistance

    28 January 2020

    In 2019, Microbiology Society Champions Amy Sterling and Chris Proctor took over the University of Ulster's Twitter account to support World Antibiotics Awareness Week. Here, they discuss what they did and why it is important to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance in a variety of formats.

  • Fleming Showcase speaker profile: Professor Bonnie Bassler

    27 January 2020

    In celebration of the Microbiology Society’s 75th anniversary, Annual Conference 2020 will include a Fleming Showcase at the start of the week. We will be welcoming a range of guest speakers whose profiles we will share in the lead up to the event, starting with Professor Bonnie Bassler from Princeton University, USA.

  • Coronavirus outbreak: expert comment from our members

    24 January 2020

    Our members are supporting the Science Media Centre and journalists with expert commentary and clear scientific analysis on the coronavirus outbreak originating in China. Here, Professor Paul Kellam (Professor of Virus Genomics, Department of Infection, Imperial College London) and Professor Paul Hunter (Professor in Medicine, The Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia), explain more about what we know about this novel virus and efforts to control its spread.

  • How to get more involved with Society activities

    23 January 2020

    The Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and there could not be a better time for members to get involved. Participating in Society activities helps build on existing experience and knowledge and offers the chance to develop new skills. It is a great way to give something back and make a difference.