Meet our members

The Science helping us understand our world.

The Microbiology Society flourishes on the diversity of its membership. Through a series of interviews, we have found out more about some of the individuals who make up our network of members including those who give their time, energy and passion to support the Society and the field of microbiology.

Read about some of the career highlights, personal experiences, insights as volunteers and the benefits members have experienced since joining the Society. 

  • Focus area: Vaccines

    Read interviews with Society members who work in the field of vaccines, from those that help produce them, to those who are fighting to help eradicate diseases.

  • Focus area: Viruses

    Learn more about our members working in the field of virology and are working to understand emerging viruses and how we can treat them.

  • Focus area: Biofilms

    Discover more about the work of our members who work in the field of biofilms and what they are learning from their research.

  • Focus area: The microbiome

    From the microbiome and human health to agricultural and environmental microbiomes, learn more about our members who work in this field of research.

  • Focus area: Clinical and health related microbiology

    Read interviews with Society members who work in clinical and health-related microbiology.

  • Focus area: Antimicrobial resistance

    Learn about the research of our members who are working to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

  • Focus area: Tuberculosis

    Read interviews with Society members who work on areas related to tuberculosis.

  • Focus area: Industry

    Learn about our members who are applying their knowledge of microbiology to research across industries.

  • Focus area: Publishing

    Discover more about the research of our members who are involved with publishing and the Society journals.

  • Focus area: Microbes at the extremes

    Find out more about our members who are researching microbes in extreme environments.

  • Focus area: Sustainability

    Learn more about our members who work in the area of sustainability including interviews on soil health, climate change and environmental biotechnology.

  • Focus area: New frontiers in microbiology

    This focused area explores new frontiers in microbiology. From studying the ever-growing tree of life to synthetic biology, learn about our members working in the field.

  • Focus area: Novel products from microbes

    Access interview with our members who are researching how microbes can be used to create novel products.

  • Volunteers

    Discover more about the work of our members, who have volunteered for the Society in different areas and created outreach and engagement activities.

  • Honorary Members

    Learn about the members that have been awarded Honorary Membership by the Society's Council.


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