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About 30 people are employed at the Society's Headquarters, plus temporary staff when required; view their contact details. The main functions are as follows:

  • General management and strategic planning to implement Council policy
  • Liaison with Council and Officers
  • Journal publication: the Managing Editors and their teams on International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Microbiology, Journal of Medical Microbiology and Journal of General Virology handle articles in liaison with authors, referees and scientific editors, and prepare the text for printing
  • Systems and information technology, including this Web site
  • Professional affairs and external relations, including editorial and desktop publishing work on Microbiology Today, administration of grant schemes, educational and public relations activities
  • Services to members: organization of meetings, membership administration
  • Sales and distribution of International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Microbiology, Journal of Medical Microbiology and Journal of General Virology to members and to libraries
  • Finance
  • Headquarters maintenance and domestic services

The Chief Executive (Dr Simon Festing), Head of Journal Publishing (Dr Robin Dunford), Head of Finance and Administration (Mrs Suzanne Beaumont), Head of Membership Activities (Dr Jane Westwell) and Head of Communications (Mrs Dariel Burdass) form the Headquarters Senior Management Team.