Society-supported conferences

The Microbiology Society provides financial support for events held by other organisations in the areas of microbiology. Members are invited to apply for up to £2,000 to cover the costs of funding invited speaker travel and accommodation. For further details and to apply please visit the Society-Supported Conference Grants page.

Below are some of the events which have received funding through our Society-Supported Conference Grant.


12–15 February Cancun, Mexico 4th Bacterial Cell Biology Meeting
23–28 July Mount Snow, USA 2023 Gordon Research Conference – Archaea: Ecology, Metabolism and Molecular Biology
7–9 September
Antwerp, Belgium



14–20 May La Colle sur Loup, France FEBS 2022: Molecular Mechanisms of Host-pathogen Interactions and Virulence in Human Fungal Pathogens
25–26 May Dundee, UK 3rd Plant Microbiome Symposium
27–28 June Cambridge, UK Bunyavirus 2022
28–30 September Rome, Italy 25th European Nitrogen Cycling Meeting
3–6 October Prato, Italy VetPath 2022


27 September–1 October

Georgia, USA

B18th International Conference on Pseudomonas

1–2 December

Norwich, UK

Molecular Microbial Ecology Group meeting (MMEG)


1 January

Kolkata, India

Biofilms in nature, industry and environment: Impact and implications

Multiple dates

Birmingham, UK

JAM Talks

09–10 January

Leeds, UK

Recently Independent Virology Researchers (RIVR) 2020

15–17 May
(Postponed to 2022)

Cumbria, UK

18th UK Hepacivirus and Flavivirus meeting

15–17 May
(Postponed 16–17 July 2021)

Frascati, Italy

Galleria mellonella workshop 

 7–17 June

Lisboa, Portugal 

The Microbial Glycobiology Conference

21–25 June (Postponed to 2022)

Toronto, Canada

19th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes (ISBA2020)

28 June–3 July (Postponed to 2022)

Mount Snow, West Dover, United States

Bacterial Cell Surfaces Gordon Research Conference 2020: Altering the Bacterial Cell Envelope: Shaping Fitness in Response to the Host and Environment

29–30 June
(Postponed to 2022)

Cambridge, UK

Bunyavirus 2020

6–9 July (Postponed: 6–9 July 2021)

Montreal, Canada

27th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses

26–27 August (Virtual)

Southampton, UK

The 6th Young Microbiologists Symposium on Microbe Signalling, Organisation and Pathogenesis

September (Virtual)

Rome, Italy

Microbial Stress: from Systems to Molecules and Back

12 September (Virtual)

Glasgow, Scotland

33rd Workshop of the European Helicobacter and Microbiota Study Group

23–25 September
(Postponed to 2022)

Rome, Italy

25th European Nitrogen Cycle Meeting – from molecules to climate change 

11–14 November
(Postponed: 10–11 November 2021)

Dublin, Ireland

Host-Pathogen Communication 2020 (HPC2020)

14–15 December 2020 (Virtual)

Liverpool, UK

Influenza Update 2020



7–8 January Leeds, UK Recently Independent Virology Researchers (RIVR)
17–18 January London, UK e-Bug 10 Year Anniversary International Meeting
11 February London, UK The UK Cellular Microbiology Network: Exploring cell biology at the host-bacterial interface
22 March  Oxford, UK The Shape and form of eukaryotic microbial pathogens: A symposium in honour of Professor Keith Gull
17–18 May Cumbria, UK 17th UK Hepacivirus and Flavivirus meeting 
18–24 May La Colle-sur-Loup, France HFP2019: Molecular Mechanisms of Host-Pathogen Interactions and Virulence in Human Fungal Pathogens 
7 June Glasgow, UK 24th Glasgow Virology Workshop (GVW)
17–18 June Newcastle upon Tyne, UK  6th Molecular Microbiology Meeting
24–27 June Milan, Italy PYFF7: Physiology of Yeasts and Filamentous Fungi 7
11–12 July Coventy, UK Staphylococcus Great Britain & Ireland 2019
22–26 July Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Pseudomonas 2019 – the 17th Biannual Conference
9–10 September Nottingham, UK 6th Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting (M4)
17–19 September Aberdeen, Scotland The interacting fungus
24–28 November Cape Town, South Africa Bacterial Morphogenesis Survival and Virulence 2019


11–12 January Lancaster, UK XVth Archaeal UK Workshop at Lancaster University
10 February Glasgow, UK 23rd Glasgow Virology Workshop (GVW)
25–28 February Haifa, Israel ECFG14 – The 14th European Conference on Fungal Genetics
23–25 April Cork, Ireland Microbial Stress: From Systems to Molecules and Back
18–20 May 2018 Cumbria, UK 16th UK Hepacivirus and Flavivirus Meeting
27–29 May Aarhus, Denmark Biofilms 8
28 May – 1 June Paphos, Cyprus 22nd Meeting of the International Society of Evolutionary Prostistology
27–28 August Belfast, UK Young Microbiologists Symposium 2018
8–11 October Prato, Italy MedVetPATHOGENS 2018 – 5th Prato Conference on Animal Bacterial Pathogenesis
8–11 October Dublin, Ireland 25th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses
13–14 September Coventry, UK 5th Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting (M4)
3-4 December Norwich, UK Vector-Borne Diseases in the UK: Biennial Conference 2018
17–18 December Swansea, UK Microbial Molecular Ecology Group (MMEG) meeting
18–19 December Cambridge, UK Influenza Update Meeting 2018


13–19 May La Colle sur Loup, France Seventh Advanced Lecture Course on Human Fungal Pathogens: Molecular Mechanisms of Host-Pathogen Interactions and Virulence
19–21 May Cumbria, UK 15th UK Meeting on the Biology and Pathology of Hepatitis C virus
23–26 May Isle of Skye, UK 24th International HIV Dynamics and Evolution Workshop
7 June London, UK London Microbiome Meeting
15–16 June Limerick, Ireland The Annual Irish Fungal Society Conference 2017
27–28 June Ilishan Remo, Nigeria Young Microbiologists’ Conference (YMC) 2017 Beyond Petri dishes: Capacity Building for Applied Research
14–17 August Nelson, New Zealand Exploiting Algae and Marine Biomass for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy
21–22 August Glasgow, UK The Inaugural Glasgow Microbiology Collective
31 August – 3 September Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK EMBO Conference - Anaerobic protists: Integrating parasitology with mucosal microbiota and immunology
5–6 September London, UK The Inaugural Cancer Microbiome Consortium Meeting 2017
10–12 September Heidelberg, Germany The 2nd International Symposium on Stress-Associated RNA Granules in Human Disease and Viral Infection
14–15 September Swansea, UK Staphylococcus Great Britain and Ireland 2017
9–12 October Baja California, Mexico Fungal Cell Wall 2017 Conference
16–19 October Athens, USA 6th International Conference on Cell to Cell Communication in Bacteria
24 November London, UK Out of the Ordinary; Above ordinary


4–5 January Derby, UK 11th Recently Independent Virology Researcher's Meeting 2016
30 January Glasgow, UK 21st Glasgow Virology Workshop (GVW)
31 March London, UK Legionella pneumophila (1976 to 2016) – from whole guinea pigs to whole genome sequencing: Do we understand it any better after 40 years?
18–20 April London, UK The 7th European Spores Conference
20–22 May Cumbria, UK 14th UK Meeting on the Biology and Pathology of Hepatitis C virus
6–8 June Bournemouth, UK Protistology UK Spring Meeting 2016
29–30 June Dundee, UK Young Microbiologists Symposium on Microbe Signalling, Organisation and Pathogenesis
29 June–1 July Swansea, UK British Yeast Group
25–27 August St Andrews, UK Within host RNA virus persistence mechanisms and consequences
September Belfast, UK Structural Aspects of Infectious Disease
6–9 September Oxford, UK Eighth Meeting of the European Society for Chlamydia Research
21–22 September Leicester, UK 3rd Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting
29–30 November Liverpool, UK Vector-Borne Diseases In The UK


14–15 September Nottingham, UK 2nd Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting
9–13 August Surrey, UK International Dictyostelium Meeting 2015
18 June London, UK 7th Blizard Institute HIV Symposium
20–22 May Cumbria, UK 13th UK Meeting on the Biology and Pathology of Hepatitis C Virus
16–22 May La Colle sur Loup, France 6th FEBS Advances Lecture Course on Human Fungal Pathogens: Molecular Mechanisms of Host–Pathogen Interactions and Virulence
11 May Edinburgh, UK Scottish HPV Investigator's Network Meeting 2015
17 April Limerick, Ireland All Island State Veterinarians' Conference 2015 – Preserve, Protect, Produce
8–9 April Bristol, UK Molecular Biology of Plant Pathogens
25–27 March Manchester, UK British Yeast Group Meeting
7 February Glasgow, UK 20th Glasgow Virology Workshop (GVW)
5–6 January Derby, UK 10th Recently Independent Virology Researcher's Meeting 2015 (RIVR 2015)