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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. The World Health Assembly approves a Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

    26 May 2015

    The sixty-eighth meeting of the World Health Assembly took place last week in Geneva, attended by more than 3,000 delegates from the WHO’s 194 member states – including a large proportion of the world’s health ministers. The group met to discuss International Health Regulations and some of the major health challenges affecting the world.

  2. Animal research jeopardised by European Citizens’ Initiative

    8 May 2015

    On Monday 11 May, a public hearing in the European Parliament will see organisers of the Stop Vivisection European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) call for European Directive 2010/63/EU, which regulates the welfare and use of animals in research, to be repealed and replaced with legislation to end animal experimentation.

    Over 1.1 million people, including more than 1 [Continue reading…]

From the blog

  1. Microbe Talk: May 2015

    20 May 2015

    Last month, the Society held its Annual Conference, which was in Birmingham this year. It was a great event – over a thousand delegates attended, presenting hundreds of talks and posters. We spoke to some of the attendees about their work for this month’s podcast. Firstly, we chatted with Dr Jennifer Gardy from the BC [continue reading …]


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