Registration now open: ‘Why Microbiologists Matter’

21 September 2020

Registration for ‘Why Microbiologists Matter’: A digital celebration of the journeys of our members is now open, please head to our registration page to secure your place.

This one-week digital event series is designed to explore the impact of microbiologists’ past, present and future.

Join us throughout the week, which includes short lectures, panels, training workshops and debates from some of the leading scientists around the world. Events include our Fleming Prize Lecture 2020 and the Microbiology Society Outreach Prize Lecture as well as our Annual General Meeting.

You’ll hear about quorum-sensing communication; palaeomicrobiology; orchestrating gene regulation; predatory bdellovibrio bacteria; the expanding virosphere and more. Content will range from viruses, to bacteria and eukaryotes.

The week’s activities will also span every career stage: from established senior scientists to early career microbiologists and will host the final of the Young Microbiologist of the Year Competition.

The week will include presentations from this year’s Fleming Showcase to celebrate the Society’s 75th anniversary. These lectures are organised by an appointed committee of previous Fleming Prize winners, chaired by Nobel Prize winner Sir Paul Nurse, in commemoration of the Society’s first president, Sir Alexander Fleming.

You’ll discover the legacy of some of the past Fleming Prize winners and hear from both established and up-and-coming scientists in addressing current challenges such as food security, global warming and antimicrobial resistance through microbiology.


Registration is now open.

There is a single booking link for all the week’s activities. For those wishing to register, you can tick the specific session(s) that you would like to attend when completing your registration. Please see the programme for details of individual session dates and times.

Attendance is free for full Society members. Small charges apply for non-members to reflect the incurred costs associated to delivering online meetings.

Further information will be announced in the build up to the meeting on our social media channels and you can follow us on Twitter @MicrobioSoc.

Image: Azveet Halder.