The scientific content for the Society's conference and events programme is planned by the members of the four Divisions.
The Divisions meet twice each year and each one works independently to plan some conference sessions, whilst some symposia are developed with a cross-cutting theme in mind. Each Division is headed by a Chair and Chair-Elect, who sit on the Scientific Conferences Committee responsible for making decisions on policy and meetings content. The Scientific Conferences Chair reports to Council.
Committee members serve for three to four years and in February each year there is call for nominations for new members to serve on the Divisions.
Society members can also make proposals for sessions to the Scientific Conferences Committee. Outline proposals for consideration by Scientific Conferences Committee should be emailed to the Head of Conferences and Events.
Find out more about each of the Divisions below:
The Eukaryotic Division aims to promote eukaryotic microbiology in its widest context in fundamental, medical, applied and environmental aspects.
The Prokaryotic Division (ProkD) comprises scientists working in the major areas of bacterial and archaeal microbiology.
The Virology Division promotes fundamental studies of the natural history, cellular and molecular biology, immunology and molecular pathogenesis of viruses of all kinds.
The Irish Division seeks to promote all aspects of microbiology in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.