We collaborate with several organisations to push the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) agenda forward.

American Society for Virology

The Microbiology Society's Journal of General Virology is affiliated with the American Society for Virology (ASV).

Asociacion Mexicana Microbiologia (adopted five of the Microbiology Society journals as affiliated titles)

The Asociación Mexicana de Microbiología, A.C. (AMM) has adopted five of the Microbiology Society journals as affiliated titles.

British Pharmacological Society

The Microbiology Society supports the British Pharmacological Society with outreach work alongside a range of life sciences organisations.

British Yeast Group

The Microbiology Society works with the British Yeast Group and hosts their annual meeting as part of the Focused Meeting series.

Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE)

The Microbiology Society works with the Campaign for Science and Engineering on key topics related to science policy and of importance to the microbiology community.

Canadian Virology Society

The Microbiology Society's Journal of General Virology is affiliated with the Canadian Virology Society.

Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

The Microbiology Society journals have signed a two-year transitional open access (OA) agreement with the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL).


The Microbiology Society actively supports the Public Health England e-Bug project and provided some funding for the 10 Year Anniversary International Meeting.

European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI-EMBL)

At the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018, EBI-EMBL introduced delegates to their range of publicly accessible data resources and tool as part of an interactive workshop.

Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS)

The Microbiology Society is a Member Society of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies, a scientific body that works to ensure microbiology is on the European agenda.

Federation of Infection Societies

The Microbiology Society is a member of the Federation of Infection Societies, a collaboration of 16 societies across the UK with interests in different aspects of infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, biomedical science and infection control. The Microbiology Society hosted the 2019 FIS annual conference.

Healthcare Infection Society (HIS)

The Microbiology Society collaborates with the Healthcare Infection Society to help bridge the gap between those working in clinical settings and those in research.


The Microbiology Society and Jisc, who provide education and research institutions with access to shared resources, have signed a two-year pilot transitional ’Publish and Read’ open access (OA) agreement.

Junior Awards for Microbiology (JAM) talks

The Microbiology Society sponsors JAM talks, a seminar series supporting early career researchers to present their work. The talks are led by Microbiology Society Champions Alice Lanne and Anja Dokic.

Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance (LeSPAR)

The Microbiology Society is a member of LeSPAR, along with the Biochemical Society, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, British Pharmacological Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Society for Applied Microbiology and Royal Society of Biology, which collectively represent around 75,000 scientists.


The Microbiology Society helped to establish this committee, consisting of representatives of the Microbiology Society and other organisations with experience of and interest in school education. The Society’s representative is a role open to Society members, who also becomes part of the Society’s Communications Committee when they take up the position.

Parliamentary and Scientific Committee

Microbiology Society members benefit from free access to Science in Parliament magazine.

Policy Lunchbox (Biochemical Society, British Ecological Society, Royal Society of Biology, Society of Experimental Biology)

The Microbiology Society organises free monthly seminars, which cover various areas of education and science policy topics, in partnership with the Biochemical SocietyBritish Ecological SocietyRoyal Society of BiologySociety for Applied Microbiology and Society for Experimental Biology

Protistology UK

Protistology UK (formerly the British Society for Protist Biology) is a membership organisation for people interested in all areas of protistology; from ecological to medical and from sub-cellular to population studies. The Microbiology Society and Protistology UK have formed a partnership, with the Protistology UK annual meeting taking place at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference from 2019 to 2021.

Society members can join Protistology UK at no charge. To do so, login to Mi Society, go to Update Details and then the 'Get involved' tab, and tick the Protistology UK box. Protistology UK will advise you of any forthcoming news and events that may be of interest. Note: you must be a paid-up member of the Microbiology Society to take advantage of this offer.

Royal Society of Biology

The Microbiology Society is a full organisational member of the Royal Society of Biology and works with the Royal Society of Biology on science policy and outreach.

Science Council

The Microbiology Society is a signatory of the Science Council’s Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. By signing this declaration, the Society has committed to promoting diversity and to help the Science Council achieve its strategic aim of a more diverse science workforce.

Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM)

The Microbiology Society has collaborated with the Society of Applied Microbiology (SfAM) on various policy activities, including consultation responses and events.