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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

  • Microbe Talk – A new age for conferences?

    21 September 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how we live and work. For scientists, this means that for the time being conferences have had to change. At the Microbiology Society, we recently held an online conference for early career microbiologists. In this month’s episode, Matt talks to Meaghan Castledine, a PhD student who spoke at the conference. They discuss how she got into microbiology, what it was like presenting at an online conference, and where her research is going next. 


  • Registration now open: ‘Why Microbiologists Matter’

    21 September 2020

    Registration for ‘Why Microbiologists Matter’: A digital celebration of the journeys of our members is now open, please head to our registration page to secure your place.

  • 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.