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About Us

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.

The Society publishes key academic journals, organises international scientific conferences and provides an international forum for communication among microbiologists and supports their professional development. The Society promotes the understanding of microbiology and microbes to a diverse range of stakeholders, including policy-makers, students, teachers, journalists and the wider public, through a comprehensive framework of communication activities and resources.

What is microbiology?

Find out more about what microbiology is.

Our history

Discover more about the history of the Society, including its inception in 1945.

Aims & Objectives

The Society has a vision and mission around which we base our strategy.

Council & Governance

As a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, the Society's Council bears legal responsibilities. The Society also has a number of committees, including Division Committees.

Early Career Microbiologists' Forum Executive Committee

The Early Career Microbiologists' Forum will have an elected Executive Committee to ensure early career members are represented across all committees.

Equality & Diversity

The Society is keen to not let talent go to waste and supports the need to address the 'leaky pipeline'.

Annual General Meeting and Celebration of the Society's Work

The Society holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Celebration of the Society's Work event each year at Charles Darwin House, London.

Contact us

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Who's who

See who the staff are at the Society and find the contact details for each staff member.


View vacancies for roles at the Microbiology Society.


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