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The Microbiology Society is a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses. It is one of the largest microbiology societies in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools.

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Microbiology hubs

Our series of press hubs provide up-to-date, concise scientific information on topics of interest.

  • What is microbiology?

    Microbiology is the study of all living organisms that are too small to be visible with the naked eye. This includes bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, prions, protozoa and algae, collectively known as 'microbes'.

  • The microbiome

    Microbiome research is a rapidly developing area of science and innovation, seeking to explore and exploit the complex communities of microbes associated with humans, animals, plants and other environments such as soils and oceans.

  • SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Hub

    Access all content published by the Microbiology Society
    relating to SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19 in our digital hub.

  • Polio

    Polio, or poliomyelitis, is an infectious disease caused by poliovirus. Find resources relating to the virus, its spread, symptoms and prevention below.

  • Monkeypox

    Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus, a DNA virus similar to the virus which caused smallpox in humans. Find resources relating to the virus, its spread, symptoms and treatments below.

  • Vaccines: the global challenge for microbiology

    Vaccines are made from microbes that are dead or inactive so that they are unable to cause disease. Not only do vaccines protect individuals, they can also provide herd immunity. We will explore four key areas of vaccination, including how vaccines work, are produced, more about herd immunity and eradicating disease.

  • Climate change

    Discover everything you need to know about the role microbiology plays in climate change, browse our resources and access some of the latest research in our journal collections.