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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. Professor Nikolay Zenkin awarded 2014 Fleming Prize
    Professor Nikolay Zenkin awarded 2014 Fleming Prize

    16 April 2014

    Today at the Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference, Professor Nikolay Zenkin will be awarded the 2014 Fleming Prize. Nikolay, Professor of Molecular Biology at Newcastle University, researches RNA polymerase and its work in gene expression. His prize lecture, Multiple personalities of RNA polymerase active centre, will be held at 12.10 in Hall 1A.

  2. New research shows how pathogenic E. coli O157:H7 binds to fresh vegetables
    New research shows how pathogenic E. coli O157:H7 binds to fresh vegetables

    16 April 2014

    Food poisoning outbreaks linked to disease-causing strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli are normally associated with tainted meat products. However, between 20-30% of these are caused by people eating contaminated vegetables, as was seen in the 2011 outbreak in Europe that caused 53 deaths. Research presented today at the Society for General Microbiology’s Annual Meeting in Liverpool shows that the disease-causing E. coli O157:H7 interacts directly with plant cells, allowing it to anchor to the surface of a plant, where it can multiply.

  3. Professor Laura Piddock awarded Marjory Stephenson Prize
    Professor Laura Piddock awarded Marjory Stephenson Prize

    15 April 2014

    At the Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference, Professor Laura Piddock will be awarded the 2014 Marjory Stephenson Prize. Laura, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Birmingham, researches the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and is now using this information as a basis for drug discovery. Laura is also Director of Antibiotic Action – a global initiative designed to inform and educate on the need for discovery, research and development of antimicrobials.

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  1. Annual Conference 2014

    14 - 17 Apr     ACC Liverpool, UK

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

    1 - 2 Sep     University of Loughborough, UK

  3. Focused Meeting 2014: Modelling Microbial Infection

    17 - 18 Nov     London, UK