SGM Prize

Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year Competition

To qualify you must be;

  • An SGM Member presenting a poster or offered paper at an SGM Spring or Irish Division meeting, who is a postgrad or postdoc having gained your PhD in the last two years.
  • In the case of a multi-author paper, you must have contributed 60% or more of the experimental work and been primarily responsible for the preparation and presentation of the poster/paper.

To enter all you need to do is tick the appropriate box on the abstracts submission form. Finalists will be notified early summer if they have been selected.

Finalists are then invited to the next SGM Autumn Conference to give a 10-minute oral presentation plus 5 minutes for questions. Expenses for travel, one night's overnight accommodation and a seat at the Conference Dinner will be met.

The judges will then award cash prizes to the three best entries to be presented at the conference dinner.

  • 1st Prize: £500
  • 2nd Prize: £200
  • 3rd Prize: £100

All finalists will also receive a year's free Society membership.

All enquiries to:
Conferences and Events Manager
Society for General Microbiology
Marlborough House
Basingstoke Road,
Spencers Wood,
Reading RG7 1AG , UK
Tel: 44 (0) 118 988 1832 / Fax: 44 (0) 118 988 5656 / Email:

Last updated 26/09/2011