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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. Society for General Microbiology announces new open access and open data journal, Microbial Genomics

    31 March 2015

    Today, at their Annual Conference in Birmingham, the Society for General Microbiology will announce the launch Microbial Genomics, a fully open access journal publishing research articles that use genomic approaches to further our understanding of microbiology, from clinically important pathogens to microbial life in diverse ecosystems.

    Submissions to Microbial Genomics are open now, with all open access fees waived during the launch period. The journal’s first articles will be published in July 2015.

  2. Sir David Baulcombe awarded Society for General Microbiology Prize Medal

    31 March 2015

    Today at the Annual Conference, Sir David Baulcombe will be awarded the Society’s Prize Medal. Sir David, Royal Society Research Professor and Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge, was a co-discoverer of the first ‘small interfering RNA’ (siRNA) and showed that these molecules have a role in gene silencing.

From the blog

  1. Reservoirs of resistance

    31 March 2015

    When we think about the spread of antibiotic resistance, many of us think of a clinical setting, with its associated hospital-acquired infections, or inappropriate use of drugs. Yesterday at the conference, David Graham, Professor of Environmental Engineering at Newcastle University, described his research looking for other reservoirs of resistance. David began studying the transmission of […]


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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