The Society organizes regular scientific meetings, usually in the UK and Ireland. The sessions at each event are carefully planned to cover a wide range of topics at the cutting edge of microbiological research. The scientific content of the programmes are devised by five Divisions. Each meeting includes:

  • Symposia
  • Workshops and demonstrations
  • Offered oral presentations
  • Evening poster viewing sessions
  • Prize and key note lectures
  • Trade exhibition
  • Social events

Forthcoming SGM meetings

SGM holds two main meetings annually at different venues throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland. »


The Society caters for the different areas of modern microbiology through five divisions: Prokaryotic Microbiology, Eukaryotic Microbiology, Virology, Education and Irish. Each division is divided into four themes.

Previous SGM meetings

Download the complete abstract books and other information from our meetings held since April 1999 »

Other organizations' meetings

View forthcoming meetings and conventions arranged by other organizations »


Conferences and Events Manager
Susan Leonard
Society for General Microbiology
Marlborough House, Basingstoke Road
Spencers Wood, Reading RG7 1AG
United Kingdom
Tel (+44) (0)118 988 1832
Fax (+44) (0)118 988 5656

Scientific Meetings Officer
Professor Christopher J. Hewitt
Interdisciplinary Centre for Biological Engineering (ICBE)
Department of Chemical Engineering
Loughborough University
Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
Tel (+44) (0)1509 222503

Deputy Scientific Meetings Officer
Dr Evelyn Doyle
Department of Industrial Microbiology
University College, Ardmore House,
Belfield, Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland
Tel (+353) (0)1 716 1300



Submitting offered oral and poster presentations

Joint meetings

Prize Lectures

Prize for presentations