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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. Members-only event programme launch
    Members-only event programme launch

    24 September 2014

    The Society for General Microbiology is launching a pilot members-only event programme in November to give members the opportunity to go to exclusive after-hours events. The first two events are museum tours and will take place in London at the Natural History Museum and the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons. The Society hopes that these special events will enable Members who live and/or work in the same location to get together in a sociable atmosphere to build connections and enrich their scientific knowledge.

  2. Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year Competition Winner
    Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year Competition Winner

    19 September 2014

    Last week at the Society for General Microbiology’s Annual General Meeting, Ali Hussein, a PhD student from the University of Bath, was awarded first prize in the Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year competition.

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  1. 86th Anniversary of Fleming’s Discovery of Penicillin, the first antibiotic

    28 September 2014

    Penicillin, the first widely available antibiotic drug, was discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming 86 years ago today, on 28 September 1928. Upon its introduction into mainstream medicine in the 1940s, penicillin was hailed as a ‘miracle cure’. To this day, antibiotics are widely used to treat or prevent infections. “One sometimes finds what one is […]

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Upcoming Events rss

  1. Focused Meeting 2014: Modelling Microbial Infection

    17 - 18 Nov     London, UK

  2. Annual Conference 2015

    30 Mar - 2 Apr     ICC Birmingham, UK

  3. Irish Division Meeting 2015: Microbial Interfaces

    17 - 19 Jun     Galway, Ireland

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