Microbiology Society Roadshow 2020 - Glasgow

19 Feb - John Arbuthnott Building, 161 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0RE, UK



As part of our commitment to developing, expanding and strengthening the vast networks and opportunities available to our members and local communities, the Microbiology Society is pleased to announce the latest event led by our President, Professor Judith Armitage as she continues her journey around the UK and Ireland.

The event will take place on Wednesday 19 February 2020, at the University of Strathclyde from 14:45–17:30.

This event will be preceded by a mentoring session.

At each event, delegates will have an opportunity to:

  • Meet the President, Professor Judith Armitage.
  • Engage in interactive topical related discussions.
  • Network with local like-minded individuals.
  • Find out why microbiology and being part of the Microbiology Society matters.
  • Learn how you can get more involved in Society activities, including our 75th Anniversary in 2020.
  • Meet the Microbiology Society team.

Help us celebrate our 75th anniversary

To celebrate our 75th anniversary we will be toasting the anniversary year with a celebratory cake and light refreshments.

ALL roadshow events are FREE to anyone who would like to attend. Early registration is recommended as places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who should attend?

Anyone working in or with an interest in microbiology and wanting to find out more about the Microbiology Society.

For any further enquiries, please contact the Member Engagement Team at getinvolved@microbiologysociety.org or call +44 (0) 203 034 4870.



This event will be preceded by a mentoring session.

14:45 – 15:00

Registration and refreshments

15:00 – 15:05

Welcome and introduction

Professor Paul Hoskisson (Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences)

15:05 – 15:10

An insight into the Microbiology Society

Dr Peter Cotgreave (Microbiology Society)

15:10 – 15:40

How did I get here? The view from the other side of the microscope

Professor Judith Armitage (Microbiology Society)

15:40 – 16:00

How the Microbiology Society has supported me

Emily Addington (Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science)

16:00 – 17:30

Networking session

Opportunity to talk in more depth with local like-minded people, talk about how you can get more involved with the Society and ask the President and other speakers any questions you might have.

There will also be a drinks reception and birthday cake to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Microbiology Society.



Please note that agenda is subject to change.



Professor Judith Armitage

Professor Judith Armitage FRS, is from the University of Oxford and is currently President of the Microbiology Society. 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.


Emily Addington

Emily Addington

Emily Addington is an EPSRC-funded Ph.D. student in molecular microbiology at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and a Master of Research in biomolecular science from the University of East Anglia, England. Emily’s research interests include the mammalian cell entry operon of Streptomyces and the evolution of bacterial virulence. Also of interest to her are marine Actinobacteria and the ocean as a source of novel antimicrobial compounds.



Registration is now open. Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

Please contact us at getinvolved@microbiologysociety.org.

Upon registration you should receive a confirmation email. Please contact the Member Engagement Team if you have not received confirmation within 24 hours of registering.



University of Strathclyde
John Arbuthnott Building
161 Cathedral StreetG4 0RE