Aims & Objectives

The Microbiology Society is an international membership organisation with legal jurisdiction and an operational base in the UK.

Why microbiology matters

Our current strategy covers a five-year time-span (from 2018–2022), with a light-touch, rolling review at least every two years. It was launched at the 2017 AGM, and can be downloaded below:

Microbiology Society Strategy 2018–2022

In 2014 Council decided to carry out a light touch review of the Society’s strategy which was approved in 2015.

The Society's Vision:


A world in which the science of microbiology provides maximum benefit to society.

The Society's Mission:


Advancing the understanding and impact of microbiology by connecting and empowering communities worldwide.