Microbiology Society Roadshow 2019 - Leeds

12 Mar - University of Leeds, 8.43Y Worsley Building, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT, 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 'Embracing the diversity of microbes and the diversity of microbiologists'.

The Roadshow has been designed to showcase why microbiology matters, giving attendees a unique opportunity to engage in interactive discussions, find out how they 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]

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



Time Description
14:45 Registration and refreshments
15:00 Welcome, by Nicola Stonehouse (Professor in Molecular Virology, University of Leeds and Chair of Microbiology Society Communications Committee)

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

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


Embracing the diversity of microbes and the diversity of microbiologists, by ProfessorJudith 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 1 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.



This event is now full. To join our waiting list, please email [email protected].


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