75th Anniversary: Microbiology Images

To celebrate our 75th anniversary in 2020, we invite members to nominate the discovery or event that best showcases why microbiology matters and helps us demonstrate the impact of microbiologists past, present and future.

Your images

As part of the celebrations for our anniversary, we invite the microbiology community to submit images related to the microbiological world to help highlight how microbiology answers big questions by giving us knowledge of very small things. 

We welcome images of your science, of nature, of people, places and events that will inspire, inform and demonstrate how the study of microbes helps us to understand our world and our place within it. 

We know microbes are very diverse, they are fascinating and modern imaging techniques show they can be very beautiful. We would like to give others in the field a glimpse of your research, your collaborations and the science of microbiology. We are looking for significant high-quality photos such as a eureka moment in your lab, or a process you have been able to capture using imagery, a microscopical photo that shows the structure of the microbe you work on, a special encounter or a meeting with one of your heroes. 

Share your involvement on Twitter using the hashtags #MicroImages and #MicrobioSoc75th.

Other events and activities taking place in our anniversary year including nominations of ideas for Why Microbiology Matters, our Sustainable Future project on the role of microbiology and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a celebration of microbiology in literature and a showcase of Fleming Prize winners. Find out more about our 75th anniversary programme and activities here. 


Image Categories

Image(s) supplied (maximum of 10) will need to meet one of the following category criteria:

  • People
  • Science
  • Nature
  • Places
  • Laboratory

For more information please read our terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions


Need inspiration? Have a look at our image library for examples:


Image specifications

Please supply your image(s) to the following specifications:
File formats: Images must be supplied as a high resolution Jpeg or Tiff at a minimum of 300 dpi
Colour: If possible all images must be supplied as CMYK.
File names: Please save your images as your name and description of the image (eg. Sam Smith_Mycobacterium tuberculosis under the microscope)


Submitting your images

Please use the Micro Images Dropbox folder to submit your images. A how-to guide is available below.

How to upload images via dropbox


If you are uploading multiple images, please compress the files, details are provided in our guide. 

Please save your images as your name and description of the image (eg. Sam Smith_Mycrobacterium tuberculosis under the microscope)

Submit your images

Once you have submitted your images, please fill out the form below. 

If you have any other queries, please email MicroImages@microbiologysociety.org