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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. Microbiology Today: Mycobacteria
    Microbiology Today: Mycobacteria

    27 August 2014

    The latest edition of the Society’s quarterly magazine is now available to view online. The August issue focuses on a family of bacteria called mycobacteria, which have been closely entwined with human health and disease throughout the world and across the millennia.

    This issue features articles on mycobacteria adversely affecting communities and societies across the globe.

  2. 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.

From the blog

  1. Nitrososphaera viennensis: a new species, genus, family, order and class of soil-dwelling archaea

    29 August 2014

    When a new species of microbe is discovered, it often fits into a known genus, forming a new outermost branch in the tree of life. Sometimes, though, organisms are discovered with DNA sufficiently different from all known species that they … Continue reading

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  1. Focused Meeting 2014: Modelling Microbial Infection

    17 - 18 Nov     London, UK

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