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The Microbiology Society is a membership organisation for scientists who work in all areas of microbiology.

It is the largest learned microbiological society in Europe with a worldwide membership based in universities, industry, hospitals, research institutes and schools.


Join the Microbiology Society and become part of the largest microbiology community in Europe.


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  1. Social events at Annual Conference 2017

    9 December 2016

    The Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2017 is taking place 3–6 April at the EICC in Edinburgh. This year, the Society has organised a host of activities for delegates attending the event.

    On Monday 3 April, join us at the Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh for our quiz night, where we’ll put your trivia, celebrity, sporting and microbiological knowledge to the test! Teams will be of up to eight people, and can be arranged in advance or set up on [Continue reading...]

  2. Submit your abstract for the Annual Conference

    2 December 2016

    There are fewer than two weeks until the abstract submission deadline for Annual Conference 2017. To help delegates submit their best work, we have asked the Society’s Divisions, who select abstracts for sessions, to give us their tips for what they’re looking for in a good abstract. This has now been published in our new How to… write a great abstract guide.

    [Continue reading…]

From the blog

  1. New to science: November 2016

    8 December 2016

    Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM), which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are a few of the new species that have been discovered and the places they’ve been found.  Let’s start with a discovery from China, where scientists have found a novel Actinobacterium [continue reading …]


Upcoming Events rss

  1. First International Conference on Zika Virus

    22 - 25 Feb     Washington DC, USA

  2. Annual Conference 2017

    3 - 6 Apr     EICC, Edinburgh, UK

  3. Focused Meeting 2017 – Irish Division: Microbial Resources for Agricultural and Food Security

    21 - 23 Jun     Belfast, UK

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