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The Society for General Microbiology 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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  1. Small World Initiative announces PhD Studentship

    27 March 2015

    Late last year, the Society for General Microbiology launched the Small World Initiative, a ‘Citizen Science’ project that will let schools, undergraduates and the public work with researchers to search for new antibiotics from soil.

    This week, the Society is delighted to announce that a team from the University of East Anglia (UEA) has been chosen to host the Society’s match-funded PhD studentship as part of the Initiative. Dr Laura Bowater, Professor Elena Nardi and Dr Gary Rowley from the UEA will co-supervise the student, drawing on their expertise of soil antibiotics, public engagement in science and educational theory in this multi-disciplinary project.

  2. 2015 UK Budget commits funds to combat antimicrobial resistance

    18 March 2015

    Today, the UK Chancellor George Osborne MP announced the Government’s budget for 2015. While not announced during the Chancellor’s traditional speech, there was mention of antimicrobial resistance in the full budget statement, which contains information not mentioned in the speech.

    The report describes how the Government is to work with various organisations to create the ‘Fleming Fund’, aimed at building capacity in low- and middle-income countries.

From the blog

  1. New to Science – March 2015

    20 March 2015

    Each month, the Society for General Microbiology publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are a few of the new species that have been discovered and the places they’ve been found. The full papers are available to journal subscribers, but the abstracts are free […]


Upcoming Events rss

  1. Annual Conference 2015

    30 Mar - 2 Apr     ICC Birmingham, UK

  2. Irish Division Meeting 2015: Microbial Interfaces

    17 - 19 Jun     Galway, Ireland

  3. Focused Meeting 2015: International Meeting on Arboviruses and their Vectors

    7 - 8 Sep     Glasgow, UK

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