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:
Maggie Smith (General Secretary)
Helen Brown (Chair of the ECM Forum)
David Bhella (Chair of the Communications Committee)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Tadhg O'Croinin (Chair-Elect)
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.
Find out who's who on Council at the Society.
The Committees act as advisors and provide guidance on projects and initiatives.
Microbiology Society conference scientific programmes are planned by the members of the Division Committees.
The governing documents for the Society can be found on this page.
The meeting dates for Council and the minutes from past meetings can be found on this page.
All information regarding nominations to Council and expressions of interest can be found on this page.