Get involved

The Microbiology Society provides many opportunities, tools and information to aid personal and professional development. It is also a great way to stand out from the crowd. 

Communities and Networks

We bring individuals together, empower communities worldwide and make it easier for our members who have a unique depth and breadth of knowledge to network based on mutual interests, location and/or career stage. This is to ensure we continue to help shape the future of microbiology and provide maximum benefit to society.

Grants and Prizes

From poster presentation or offered prizes, research visit grants, vacation studentships to travel grants, there is an opportunity for everyone to get involved. The Society also awards up to £2,000 to members organising a conference in any field of microbiology, independently or in partnership with another Society.


As a society we support our members and their engagement activities. There are many ways you can gain experience, contribute and get involved in outreach activities.


We provide members, policy makers and other researchers with opportunities to engage in our science policy work.

Volunteering opportunities

Member volunteers are integral to the work we do as a Society. By raising the profile of microbiology, they ensure we are able to increase the influence of the Society with the public, policy-makers and other stakeholders. We have a range of opportunities to get more involved in such as reviewing books, joining committees, becoming a Champion and so much more.