Get involved

The Microbiology Society is a worldwide community for anyone interested in microbes, their effects and their uses. There are many ways to get involved with Society activities, including increasing the impact of microbiology research, personal and professional development opportunities, and working together to contribute towards positive change. It is also a great way to stand out from the crowd.

To learn more about how to get involved with Society activities, contact us at [email protected].

  • Publishing For The Community

    As a Society publisher, we are not-for-profit and everything we offer our community happens thanks to the revenue generated by publishing in our journals portfolio. When you submit your manuscript to one of our journals, you are supporting your entire community.

  • Council, Committees and Divisions

    Serving on these bodies offers both personal and professional development, a chance to contribute to a Society that supports your career and an opportunity to help enhance the activities that we offer, not to mention making friends and having fun!

  • Donate to our Unlocking Potential fund

    The Unlocking Potential fundraising appeal generates funds to underwrite the Unlocking Potential Grant. This grant makes funds available to early and mid-career members who require an extra level of support to help them deal with a situation that threatens to hold them back from achieving what they could.

  • Press and media

    Sharing your research with people outside of your discipline is an excellent way to build your communication skills. We can help you promote your work through our communication channels or external media coverage. You can also register your interest in speaking to journalists about your area of expertise when relevant media enquiries come in.

  • Attend a conference or meeting

    The Microbiology Society runs a range of conferences and seminars across its busy events schedule. All meetings aim to bring together scientists to shape the future of microbiology, strengthen membership networks and enable knowledge exchange.

  • Awareness Days

    We are inviting members of the Society to get in touch to let us know if you would like to showcase your achievements on a specific awareness day or during an awareness month to help support and encourage the community.

  • Communities and networks

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

  • Apply for a grant or prize

    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.

  • Contribute to our policy work

    We provide members, policy makers and other researchers with opportunities to engage in our science policy work. We support our members to champion microbiology, and policy-makers to access the best microbiological evidence and expertise.

  • Society Champions

    Champions are members who raise the Society’s profile in their local area, by initiating activities and events of their own, or participating in Society-led events to achieve the same result.