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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. Presidential election - call for nominations
    Presidential election - call for nominations

    30 October 2014

    The Society is seeking nominations for the next President of the Society for General Microbiology. After a successful three-year term, the current President, Nigel Brown, will step down from office in December 2015 providing an opportunity for a successor to take up the mantle from January 2016.

  2. Prize Lecture Winners 2015
    Prize Lecture Winners 2015

    30 October 2014

    The Society for General Microbiology is delighted to announce the 2015 Prize Lecture Winners. These prestigious prizes are awarded in recognition of significant contributions to areas of microbiology. All the Prize Lecture winners will present a lecture on their work at the Society’s 2015 Annual Conference, to be held 30 March – 2 April in Birmingham.

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  1. Hold tight: A mussel-inspired ‘living glue’

    29 October 2014

    Many aquatic animals spend much of their lives stuck to surfaces that can include rocks, ships or even whales. Limpets and sea stars, for example, use a form of adhesion that allows them to move on the surface they have colonised, but which makes them very hard to remove from that surface. Barnacles and mussels, […]

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Upcoming Events rss

  1. Focused Meeting 2014: Infection Models to Investigate Microbial Disease and Antimicrobial Therapies

    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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