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There are five membership grades broadly reflecting career stage and level of experience/interest. All grades are available in all countries. Membership is for 12 months from the day of joining (unless otherwise stated).

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  • Eligibility to apply for Microbiology Society Grants and the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) funding opportunities.
  • Discounted registration for Society events, including Annual Conference and Focused Meetings.
  • Exclusive 30% discount on article processing charges to publish in any Society journal if you are not already covered by the institution’s Publish and Read deal.
  • Access to Mi Society, our exclusive members’ online area, which features resources, How to guides, support toolkits, event presentations.
  • Access to the Members’ Directory, which allows you to connect with other members and build your presence within the microbiology community.
  • Eligibility to join our thriving Early Career Microbiologists’ Forum
  • Opportunity for members at any career stage to shadow our Council and Committees to find out how we work.
  • Opportunity to run for election for our Council, Committees and Divisions and to be an Editor-in-Chief of one of our journals.

Membership at a glance – which category?


Honorary Membership is offered by the Society's Council to distinguished microbiologists who have made a significant contribution to the science.