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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. New microbiology-focused grants available from the UK Research Councils

    19 February 2015

    Two funding calls that are of relevance to microbiologists have recently been announced by the BBSRC and the MRC.

    The BBSRC have made a second call for innovative grants under the cross-council theme Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: Understanding resistant bacteria. Applications are particularly welcome from those studying zoonotic and animal only bacterial pathogens. Applications can address antimicrobial resistance at any point in the food chain. In addition young investigators are particularly encouraged to apply and would be urged to seek mentorship writing their proposal.

  2. Call for virologists to participate in the ratification of virus species

    17 February 2015

    Since 1971, the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) has been creating and maintaining the taxonomy of all viral species. Having a centralised classification system ensures that naming conventions are consistent and that each species is only known by a single name. ICTV defines the speciation of viruses, including emerging infections.

From the blog

  1. What gives wine its taste? (We heard it’s on the grapevine…)

    3 March 2015

    Wine connoisseurs, or oenophiles, possess a seemingly endless vocabulary for describing their tipples of choice. To the uninitiated, it may sound like they are describing an entire gourmet meal, or even a good friend, but this is not just make-believe: those in the know can sometimes pinpoint not just the country or region a wine […]


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 The Invasive Fungus

    6 - 9 Sep     Manchester, UK

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