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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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  • World TB Day: TB Policy Briefing Published

    22 March 2019

    World Tuberculosis Day, commemorated on 24 March each year, helps to raise awareness of tuberculosis (TB) to try to reduce the incidence of TB worldwide. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of the disease, the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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  • World TB Day: A Q&A with Professor Tanya Parish

    22 March 2019

    Sunday 24 March marks World Tuberculosis Day. On this day in 1882, Robert Koch announced he had discovered the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB), which was a major development in understanding the disease and working towards finding treatment options. In this post, we discuss TB research with Professor Tanya Parrish, Editor-in-Chief of the Society's flagship journal, Microbiology, and Head of the TB Discovery Research Group at the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) in the US. [Continue reading …]