Press Office

Press Office

The SGM is committed to promoting the public understanding of microbiology through the media. Through its many members, the Society can offer impartial, expert information on all areas of microbiology.

For Journalists

SGM actively promotes research published in SGM journals and presented at SGM conferences.

  • For the latest research news, see our media releases
  • For background information on microbiology topics, download our briefings
  • To be put in touch with microbiology experts, please contact Laura Udakis

For Scientists

Get listed on the SGM Experts database to respond to media enquiries to help us ensure all aspects of microbiology are represented in the media in the best possible way.

SGM can offer support, guidance and help with professional media training. We recommend the following courses:

SGM members Avika Ruparell, Adam Kucharski and Manar Al-Mashhadani attended the Standing up for Science media workshop. Listen to their experiences.


<h1>Julia Wilson</h1> <p>Standing up for Science</p> <h2></h2>

Watch the Working with the media session from the SGM Spring Conference 2011.





***Opportunity for SGM members***

Are you interested in science writing? Want to put your media training skills into practice? We are giving SGM members the chance to get their work published in Microbiology Today. Each quarter we run Microshorts – that reports on recent, often quirky, scientific research through a series of short, non-specialist, news-style articles. We are looking for guest writers to write one or more articles each quarter.

If you think you can communicate scientific research in eight sentences or less, without getting too technical, get in touch!


For further information on any aspect of working with the media please contact:

Laura Udakis
Press and Social Media Officer
Tel (+44) (0)118 988 1843