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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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Latest News rss

  1. New survey for Bioscience Researchers
    New survey for Bioscience Researchers

    20 January 2015

    Changes to academic publishing policy and the renewed focus on the impact of research are changing the way biologists disseminate their research findings. The Society of Biology is canvassing the bioscience community to find out what challenges and opportunities face those who regularly use and/or create research outputs in this changing environment.

    To tell them about your experience with open access, social media and more, please complete the Research Dissemination Committee survey before 15 March 2015. The survey results will help to identify policy and practical issues and inform how the Society of Biology can support the bioscience community.

  2. Call for Applications: Universities and schools invited to apply to take part in the Small World Initiative
    Call for Applications: Universities and schools invited to apply to take part in the Small World Initiative

    13 January 2015

    The Society for General Microbiology is looking for universities* and schools to join our exciting new venture into the world of drug discovery. The Small World Initiative 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.

From the blog

  1. Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever: A Phantom Menace

    21 January 2015

    Viral haemorrhagic fevers are a poorly understood group of diseases, but they have entered the public consciousness in unprecedented fashion due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The viruses that cause these diseases are transmitted by a range of vectors that can include primates, rodents and insects. They rely on these animals to survive and don’t […]


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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