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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.


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Latest News

  • Annual Conference 2017 – poster prize winners

    27 April 2017

    This year’s Annual Conference saw the biggest poster exhibition yet, with over 600 abstracts selected by the Society’s Divisions. The posters provided an excellent opportunity for microbiologists to showcase scientific research that complemented sessions running each day. This year the Microbiology Society introduced a number of poster prizes to recognise delegates who demonstrated excellent presentation skills or highlighted novel research.

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  • Focus on awards: Peter Wildy Prize

    13 April 2017

    The Microbiology Society’s Peter Wildy Prize is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to microbiology education and/or communication in order to stimulate interest and understanding in the subject. This may include university teaching or education of the general public, school students or professional groups.

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From the blog

  • Podcast: Annual Conference 2017 Roundup

    28 April 2017

    Earlier this month, the Microbiology Society hosted our Annual Conference 2017 in Edinburgh. While we were there, we managed to catch up with just a few of the researchers presenting posters and giving talks. First up, we spoke to Kirsty Fraser from Heriot-Watt University about a weird protist pathogen wreaking havoc on golf courses. Next, Dr [Continue reading …]