Council & Governance

The Microbiology Society is both a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, first incorporated in 1972. Members of Council bear the legal responsibilities of Trustees of the Charity and Directors of the Company.

The Society is delighted to announce the following elected members from January 2017:

COUNCIL

George Salmond
Paul Kellam
Maggie Smith (General Secretary)
Helen Brown (Chair of the ECM Forum)
David Bhella (Chair of the Communications Committee)

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Freya Harrison
Lorena Fernández-Martínez

POLICY COMMITTEE

John McGrath

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Tadhg O'Croinin (Chair-Elect)

EUKARYOTIC DIVISION

Catarina Gadelha
Duncan Wilson
Michael Cunliffe
Richard Harrison

PROKARYOTIC DIVISION

Sarah Maddocks
Alan McNally

VIROLOGY DIVISION

Philippa Beard
Martina Scallan
Maruthi Gowda

Society President Professor Neil Gow explains in the video below why our governance is important, and how and why you should get involved in serving on Council, a Committee or a Division.

Nominations for 2018 vacancies are now open. Please see the Nominations page for further information.

See the following sections for more detailed explanations.