Who's Who   Council

Council consists of 12 Officers (chosen by Council) and 12 Members elected by postal ballot of all Ordinary Members of the Society. The current Officers and Members are as follows.

  • The President (who chairs Council meetings): Professor Robin Weiss, University College London
  • General Secretary: Dr Ulrich Desselberger, Cambridge
  • Treasurer: Professor Colin Harwood, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Scientific Meetings Officer: Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott, University of Exeter
  • International Secretary: Professor George Salmond, University of Cambridge
  • Professional Affairs Officer: Vacant
  • Education Officer: Dr Sue Assinder, University of Wales, Bangor
  • Industrial Liaison Officer: Vacant
  • Editor-in-Chief, Microbiology: Professor Charles Dorman, Trinity College Dublin
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of General Virology: Professor Geoffrey Smith, Imperial College, London
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Medical Microbiology: Professor Charles Penn, University of Birmingham
  • Editor, Microbiology Today: Dr Matt Hutchings, University of East Anglia
  • Current Elected Members
    • Professor Mike Barer, University of Leicester
    • Dr David Blackbourn, University of Birmingham
    • Professor Neil Gow, University of Aberdeen
    • Professor Iain Hagan, University of Manchester
    • Dr Richard Hall, GlaxoSmithKline
    • Dr Kim Hardie, University of Nottingham
    • Dr Paul Hoskisson, University of Strathclyde
    • Dr Catherine O'Reilly, Waterford Institute of Technology
    • Professor Petra Oyston, Dstl Porton Down
    • Professor Rick Randall, University of St Andrews
    • Professor Bertus Rima, Queen's University of Belfast
    • Professor Katherine Smart, University of Nottingham