Congratulations to Professor Laura Bowater MBE

12 October 2020

The Microbiology Society extends congratulations to member Professor Laura Bowater at the University of East Anglia, who has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to research and education in antimicrobial resistance, as recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Laura is a committed science communicator and works to raise public awareness of the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Professor Judith Armitage FRS, President of the Microbiology Society said: “We send our warmest congratulations to Laura Bowater who has been awarded an MBE for services to microbiology education and AMR. Members will recall that Laura gave last year’s Peter Wildy Prize Lecture, which was outstanding, and she was for several years Editor of Microbiology Today. She is a dedicated and enthusiastic communicator of microbiology and this award is richly deserved.”
In a Q&A, Laura spoke to us about why she chose to become a microbiologist, her biggest professional achievement and why it is important to get involved with the Microbiology Society. 
The Society celebrates all the achievements of its members and their work to advance microbiology. Please get in touch if you have anything you would like to share with us.

Watch Laura's Peter Wildy Prize Lecture below.


Image: University of East Anglia.