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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. Call to help shape Longitude Prize for Antibiotics
    Call to help shape Longitude Prize for Antibiotics

    29 July 2014

    Nesta have asked microbiologists to help shape the criteria of the £10 million Longitude Prize for Antibiotics. The Prize echoes the recommendations made in the Society’s recent report, Microbiology and the challenge of sexually transmitted infections, aiming to prevent the rise of resistance to antibiotics and to encourage the development of rapid point-of-care diagnostic devices.

  2. Microbe Talk: July 2014
    Microbe Talk: July 2014

    23 July 2014

    This month on the podcast, we sent Benjamin to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to interview Dr Bryn Dentinger, an expert on fungi. Recently, Bryn purchased some dried porcini from his local supermarket and sequenced the mushrooms’ DNA to see what species were in the packet. In the show we learned what Bryn found in his experiments and about the world of fungi.

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  1. Subduing the Hive Mind: An enemy’s enemy could become an unlikely friend

    30 July 2014

    Leafcutter ants form some of the biggest, most remarkable animal societies on Earth, living in sprawling colonies of up to 8 million individuals. These ants harvest more greenery in South American rainforests than any other animal, consuming almost 20% of … Continue reading

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  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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