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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. Position on Biosecurity and the Dual-Use of Research
    Position on Biosecurity and the Dual-Use of Research

    13 August 2014

    This week, the Society for General Microbiology has released a statement detailing its position on ‘dual-use’ research. Such research is required in the development of vaccines or new therapies, but may have the potential to be misused, for example in the production of bioweapons.

    The Society supports the principle of dual-use research for legitimate scientific purposes and opposes indiscriminate research restrictions. However, we also recognise that any research must balance the risks of misuse against any potential benefits.

  2. If It's Not On, It's Not On - a play about STIs
    If It's Not On, It's Not On - a play about STIs

    5 August 2014

    The Society for General Microbiology, together with Théâtre Sans Frontières, would like to invite you to our play about sexually transmitted infections, 'If It's Not On, It's Not On', which will run from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 September at the Arts Depot Theatre in North Finchley, North West London. Tickets are available free of charge on the online ticketing service, Eventbrite.

From the blog

  1. New to Science – August Edition

    14 August 2014

    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 … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events rss

  1. Focused Meeting 2014: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Soil Microbiology

    1 - 2 Sep     Loughborough University, UK

  2. Focused Meeting 2014: Modelling Microbial Infection

    17 - 18 Nov     London, UK

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