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

  • Marine Microbiology collection – open for submissions

    13 May 2021

    In the run up to its anniversary year in 2022, Microbiology is launching a series of themed collections which celebrate the breadth of microbiology and showcase why microbiology matters.

    Previous collections in this series include Mycobacteria and Metals in Microbiology, and this month we’re excited to bring you the Marine Microbiology collection, guest-edited by Dr Katherine R. Duncan (University of Strathclyde) and Dr Alexander B. Chase (UC San Diego).

  • Annual Conference Online 2021 – a view from Twitter

    13 May 2021

    On 26–30 April 2021, we hosted Annual Conference Online 2021. This was the first time that the Society has delivered a digital version of our flagship event and here, we take a look back at the event including some key highlights as shared on Twitter.

  • Microbiology Today May 2021: Life on a Changing Planet

    11 May 2021

    The May 2021 edition of Microbiology Today is titled 'Life on a Changing Planet' and is now available to view online. Throughout each of our featured articles, the authors explore the chronic changes that have been inflicted on Earth's climate and how the microbial world has adapted, been impacted and how microbes could potentially offer solutions.

  • Call for input: The Future of UK AID

    11 May 2021

    The Microbiology Society is responding to a call for written evidence from the House of Commons International Development Committee about the impact of UK aid cuts.


Anaerobe 2021: the Microbiota and Beyond

15 Jul 2021