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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 2018 – registration and abstracts now open

    10 August 2017

    The Microbiology Society is pleased to announce that registration and abstract submission for Annual Conference 2018 are now open. The event takes place between Tuesday 10 April and Friday 13 April 2018 at the ICC in Birmingham, and the programme promises to be packed with the latest research and presentations from the microbiology community.

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  • August issue of Microbiology Today out now

    08 August 2017

    Archaea are not as well known as other microbes, but are diverse and thrive in conditions that most life can't endure. Untroubled by searing temperatures or extremes of pH and pressure, archaea can be found in the depths of the ocean and the insides of volcanoes. However, little is known about these organisms and they could have properties, both good and bad, that research has yet to identify. In this issue we explore what we do know about these fascinating organisms and what research may yet discover.

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From the blog

  • Spotlight on Grants: Applied Microbiology in Uganda

    17 August 2017

    Every year, the Microbiology Society awards grants from its International Development Fund to support members’ activities in countries where microbiology teaching or diagnostics require development. Dr Kostas Gkatzionis writes about his trip to Uganda earlier this year to run activities on applied microbiology for students at Kyambogo University. Food microbiology is essential to build capacity in Uganda for food safety [Continue reading …]