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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. Government science and innovation plan outlined
    Government science and innovation plan outlined

    18 December 2014

    Yesterday, the UK Government launched its report, Our plan for growth: science and innovation, which sets out a long-term strategy for science and business. The document makes several references to microbiology, describing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the big challenges that the UK has to face, which can be tackled by 'supporting innovation and the transformation of our cutting edge science into new products and services'. Emerging diseases are acknowledged as an area where we must be able to respond quickly and the strategy highlights that 'our arrangements – institutional, funding, educational and collaborative – must include the agility to be able to respond positively and at pace to emerging opportunities'.

  2. Avian flu - the facts
    Avian flu - the facts

    16 December 2014

    In recent weeks there has been a number of news reports covering an outbreak of H5N8 avian flu (also known as bird flu), which has lead to the mass culling of poultry at farms in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. The World Health Organization has also been notified of three new human cases of a different avian flu strain found in China, H7N9, one of which has been fatal. But what is avian flu? Is it something we should be worried about? To find out more, we spoke to Wendy Barclay, Professor of Influenza Virology at Imperial College London.

From the blog

  1. Microbe Talk: December 2014

    15 December 2014

    In a special, end-of-the-year podcast, Ben went to do some outside recording at the Wix School in Clapham, London, where he learnt about ‘Native Scientist’, an outreach project that goes into schools to give children a chance to learn about science research in their native language. The project was co-founded by Dr Joana Moscoso, the […]

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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 Arboviruses and their Vectors

    7 - 8 Sep     Glasgow, UK

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