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.

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. When you submit your manuscript to one of our titles, you are supporting your entire community. 

Council, Committee and Divisions vacancies

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! Find out more about the vacancies available and how to nominate on the Vacancies and nominations page.

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 own Microbiology Society 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.

Get more involved: Showcase your work on an awareness day or month and inspire others

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 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.