Nominations to Council, Committees and Divisions now open

02 April 2020

Nominations are now open for roles on the Society’s Council, Committees and Divisions.

We place our members at the centre of our work and support the growth of future leaders within the community. Our principal goal is to develop, expand and strengthen the networks available to our members so that they can generate new knowledge about microbes and ensure that it is shared with other communities. Consider nomination to support your career development and to drive the direction of the organisation and your community.

The Society’s Council is responsible for the governance of the organisation and it defines the remit and direction of the Society. The Committees act as advisors and provide guidance on projects and initiatives. The Divisions determine the events programme and the scientific sessions at Annual Conference to ensure the field of microbiology is represented.

For nominations to our Committees, you may have seen, in our recent news story, that we have implemented a new Governance structure in support of our organisational structure. There are now three new Committees to govern the strategic objectives of the Society, along with the Finance Committee and the Early Career Microbiologists’ Executive Committee:

  • Building Communities Committee
  • Impact and Influence Committee
  • Sustainability Committee

These mirror the three objectives as set out in our strategy.

Find out more about what it is like to be a member and to sit on Council in the video below:

If you are interested in applying for a position on one of the vacancies, please familiarise yourself with the terms of reference and submit your nomination. You can now self-nominate or submit nominations for other members of the Society as before, by completing the relevant form on our Elections page. and email your nomination to by the 4 May 2020.

If you have any questions about the nomination and election process, please email

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