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

  • Keeping up with Virus Taxonomy: Zoonotic Viruses

    30 November 2023

    In the last edition of ‘Keeping up With Virus Taxonomy’ we looked at the family Adenoviridae. They are popular virus vectors and were used in vaccinations against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. So, let’s keep a focus on SARS-CoV-2 and start with the family Coronaviridae.  

  • If microbes avoid racial and gender bias, so should microbiologists

    30 November 2023

    UNESCO’s International Day for Tolerance takes place annually on 16 November and UN World AIDS Day on 1 December, to help assuage the social stigma of HIV/AIDS. In the period between these symbolic days, Ffion Lane, Member Engagement and Communities Manager at the Society, caught up with former Society President, Professor Robin Weiss, to find out why tolerance is important to him and his family. 

  • Why not eliminate HTLV-1 while eliminating HIV-1? We need HTLV-1 PEP/PrEP clinical trials

    28 November 2023

    As a former elected member of the Virology Division, it has been my honour to help shape the scientific content of the Annual Conference for the past three years. From close by I have witnessed the amazing science that is done by all members of our Society, the supporting network that is built by and for the members of the Society. Microbes affect us all, the recent Covid pandemic made that very clear to us all. Here, Dr Fabiola Martin and I ask for your support in our call to include a not so well known, yet disabling and often deadly virus, human T-lymphotropic virus-1 (HTLV-1), to be included in HIV-1 pre-exposure clinical trials. 

  • Islamophobia Awareness Month: a conversation with Aisha Baba-Dikwa and Anjam Khan

    28 November 2023

    Islamophobia Awareness Month takes place throughout the month of November which aims to showcase the positive contributions of Muslims, as well as raise awareness of Islamophobia in society. To mark it, we caught up with Aisha Baba-Dikwa and Anjam Khan from the Members Panel to discuss their experiences.


Annual Conference 2024

08 Apr 2024