Save the date: Why Microbiologists Matter

14 September 2020

We are delighted to announce the dates of ‘Why Microbiologists Matter: a digital celebration of the journeys of our members’ taking place Monday 23 to Thursday 26 November 2020.

This one-week online event series is designed to explore the impact of microbiologists’ past, present and future. The week will include both the Fleming Prize Lecture 2020 and the Microbiology Society Outreach Prize Lecture as well as the Annual General Meeting. The events will span every career stage: from senior scientists to early career microbiologists and will host the final of the Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year Competition.

The week also includes content from this year’s Fleming Showcase, which was originally scheduled to take place at our Annual Conference in April, to celebrate the Society’s 75th anniversary. The event has been 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.       

This event will offer an opportunity to hear the legacy of some of the past Fleming Prize winners and will focus on the influence of both established and up-and-coming scientists in addressing global challenges through microbiology.

Registration for this event will open on 21 September and will be open to both members and non-members. To ensure meeting remains of value for the broad microbiology community, paid members can attend the event free of charge and non-members, Affiliate Members and Honorary Members will be charged a nominal fee.

Details of the programme will be published on the event page shortly and further information will be announced in the build up to the meeting on our social media channels.

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