Microbiology Society Roadshow 2019 - Newcastle

13 Mar - The Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology, Baddiley-Clark Building , Medical School , Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne , NE2 4AX, United Kingdom



As part of our commitment to developing, expanding and strengthening the vast networks and opportunities available to our members, the Microbiology Society is hosting a series of events led by President Professor Judith Armitage throughout the UK and Ireland during 2019.

Our first event takes place on Tuesday 12 March and will be held at the University of Leeds, UK.

Professor Judith Armitage will be giving a keynote talk on Diversity and women in science

The Roadshow has been designed to showcase why microbiology matters, giving attendees a unique opportunity to engage in interactive discussions, find out how you can get more involved with Society activities, network with fellow local members and non-members, meet the President and find out more about plans for our 75th Anniversary in 2020.

If you have any questions, please email Erin Taylor at [email protected] or call +44 (0)20 7685 2672.

These events are free and open to members and non members.



Time Description
14:45 Registration and refreshments
15:00 Welcome, Tracy Palmer (Professor of Microbiology, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University)

Introduction, by Peter Cotgreave, (Chief Executive, Microbiology Society)

Aims and objectives of Roadshow (opportunities to engage with the Society)

15:15 Diversity and women in science, by Professor Judith Armitage (President, Microbiology Society)


This is an opportunity for you to talk in more depth about how you can get more involved with Society activities, ask the President any questions and engage with other attendees. Refreshments will be served.

17:00 Close and thank you
About Professor Judith Armitage

Professor Judith Armitage FRS, is from the University of Oxford. Her Presidency runs for three years and began on 01 January 2019. Judy joined the Society as a PhD student in the early 1970s. She is a bacterial physiologist using interdisciplinary approaches to study bacterial behaviour. She was an editor of the Journal of Bacteriology for 10 years and is currently one of the two Editors in Chief of Current Opinions in Microbiology. She is a member of EMBO, a Fellow of the American Society of Microbiology and the Royal Society of Biology. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2013.



All roadshows are free to attend.

Please note that numbers are limited for this event. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Registration confirmation

Upon registration you should receive an automated confirmation email. Please contact [email protected] if this has not been received within 24 hours.


Whilst there is no charge to attend this event, please contact [email protected] if you are no longer able to attend.