The Microbiology Society is a membership organisation for scientists who work in all areas of microbiology.
Microbiology is the study of all living organisms that are too small to be visible with the naked eye. This includes bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, prions, protozoa and algae, collectively known as 'microbes'.
Discover more about the history of the Microbiology Society, including its inception in 1945.
The Microbiology Society has a vision and mission around which we base our strategy.
As a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, the Microbiology Society's Council bears legal responsibilities. The Society also has a number of committees, including Division Committees.
The Early Career Microbiologists' Forum has its own Executive Committee to ensure early career members are represented across all committees.
The Microbiology Society supports greater diversity within the field of microbiology
The Microbiology Society holds an Annual General Meeting and Celebration of the Society's Work.
Details on how to contact the Microbiology Society and where our office is located.
Find out who our staff are at the Microbiology Society.
View the current vacancies at the Microbiology Society.
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The Microbiology Society raises awareness and highlights the importance of microbiology to parliamentarians, opinion-formers and policy-makers.
The Microbiology Society identified a need for policy-makers and decision-makers to have access to appropriate evidence-based scientific information and expert opinion about research on microbiomes, and will be developing a report on the topic.
The Statement on Brexit from the Microbiology Society’s Council about science and the EU.
Read the policy briefings produced the Microbiology Society.
The Society’s responses are compiled from evidence submitted by our members who are experts in the relevant field of microbiology.
Position statements are produced on key issues that are of strategic importance to the Microbiology Society.
Organising and participating in parliamentary events in the UK and Ireland with the aim of bringing microbiologists, parliamentarians and civil servants together.
The Microbiology Society supports campaigns which align with the our aims and objectives.
The Microbiology Society is committed to ensuring that the science and skills of microbiology are represented throughout the education systems in the UK.
The Microbiology Society works with other policy organisations to effectively promote and inform the use of science in policy.
The Microbiology Society promotes policy opportunities in the UK and worldwide.
The Microbiology Society is committed to supporting and encouraging the teaching and learning of microbiology at all levels.
Antibiotics Unearthed will give the general public, students and educators in the UK and Ireland the opportunity to work with scientists as part of a global initiative to discover new antibiotics from soil bacteria.
Get involved with the Microbiology Society education and outreach activities.
As part of our commitment to supporting and encouraging the teaching and learning of microbiology at all levels, we contribute to and arrange education, outreach and careers events across the UK.
School Membership is open to any primary, middle or secondary school or Sixth Form College in the UK or Ireland that is involved in teaching microbiology.
The Microbiology Society supports microbiology-related education and outreach activities, and funds are available to support School and Individual Members keen to run and participate in these activities.
The Microbiology Society aims to promote microbiology as a career to individuals from school level onwards and to support career and professional development of microbiologists at all career stages
The Microbiology Society produce a range of resources for teaching microbiology across the key stages.
The Microbiology Society responds to education consultations in collaboration with other learned societies through the Society of Biology and Science Community Representing Education (SCORE).
The Microbiology Society collaborates with several organisations to push the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) agenda forward.
Advice and information for those interested in a career in microbiology.
The range of roles and fields that microbiologists work in.
Choosing a course and university, and what you need to apply.
What to do after you graduate and how to get a job.
How to improve your employability and find funding.
Some of the roles outside of research where you could use your knowledge.
Find out about the different career paths available after studying biology or microbiology.
Events to find out more about careers in microbiology.
Advice for when you are starting to write your application.
Advice for when you are preparing for your interview.
The Microbiology Society promotes the public understanding of microbiology through the media and uses the expertise of our members to help with media enquiries.
News and updates from the Microbiology Society.
Press releases published by the Microbiology Society are published online.
The Microbiology Society regularly produces videos which are hosted on our YouTube channel.
The Microbiology Society has a podcast called Microbe Talk.
Archive of the monthly newsletter from the Microbiology Society.
Funds received though the Microbiology Society publication subscriptions, membership and other activities are used to support microbiology in the form of grants and prizes.
A list of all grants and prizes available to members of the Microbiology Society.
Find out more about the refreshed grants programme, available to eligible members of the Society.
The Microbiology Society provides funding for microbiological research projects and travel to help members enhance their careers.
The Microbiology Society offers grants to support members attending events.
The Microbiology Society supports microbiology-related education and outreach activities and funds are available for members keen to run and participate in these events.
The Microbiology Society provides funds to support microbiologists and develop microbiology, teaching and research in countries defined as low-income or lower-middle-income economies by the World Bank.
The Microbiology Society can provide small grants to our student members to support their attendance at specific careers events, helping them make informed choices about their next career step.
The Microbiology Society awards a range of prizes in recognition of significant contributions to microbiology.
Previous Microbiology Society grant recipients give their testimonials.
If you have a question regarding a Microbiology Society grant, find out if your query is answered in this section.
Join the Microbiology Society and become part of the largest microbiology community in Europe.
We offer a range of membership options. View the categories available to find the one most suitable for you.
Find out how to get the most out of your membership.
Renew your membership here.
See the full range of benefits here.
Download free resources to help promote the Society.
Have a question about Membership? These FAQs may be of help.
We want to hear from you so that we can continue to improve our membership offering.
Contact the Membership Office by email, telephone or post.
By remembering the Society in your Will you can help support the future of microbiology and the next generation of microbiologists.
The Microbiology Society holds and supports conferences and events to disseminate research knowledge and provide a forum for communication between microbiologists.
Our Annual Conference takes place in the four days prior to Easter Friday and consists of symposia, workshops, offered oral presentations, evening poster viewing sessions, Prize Lectures from eminent microbiologists and a trade exhibition. It offers ample opportunities for formal and informal networking for both early-career and established microbiologists.
At the Society, we provide a number of high quality events and meetings throughout the year, including the Focus Meeting series.
Submit ideas for Microbiology Society Annual Conference sessions and Focused Meetings, or apply for a Society-Supported Conference Grant.
The Microbiology Society provides financial support for events held by other organisations in the areas of microbiology and virology.
The Microbiology Society will highlight details of any event held by other organisations in the areas of microbiology. If you would like to list an event here, you can submit your details in through our online form.
The Microbiology Society publishes educational resources.
The Microbiology Society journals contain high-quality research papers and topical review articles. Each journal has an editorial board that draws on the expertise of specialists worldwide.
Microbiology Today is the Society's quarterly magazine.
The Microbiology Society regularly publishes policy documents.
We provide a range of microbiology resources for all age groups from primary to post-16.
Until 2006, the proceedings of Society meetings were published in book form. These volumes, including at least one meeting, present key findings on a diverse range of topics.