SGM Society for General Microbiology

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Irish Division

To promote microbiology research and education within the island of Ireland. The specific aims include the following.

  • Organizing two high quality symposia a year, with sessions focused on a specific area of microbiology and time dedicated to presentations by early career microbiologists
  • Organizing joint meetings with smaller focus groups on the island to facilitate a wider range of topics being covered
  • Working with the SGM Education Division to raise the profile of microbiology in primary and secondary schools in Ireland
  • Providing relevant advice and information to policy makers on microbiological topics


Dr John W. McGrath
Medical Biology Centre, School of Biology and Biochemistry, The Queen's University of Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL Tel (+44) (0)2890 245133; email


Dr Kevin Kavanagh
Tel 00 353 1 708 3859 ; email


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