Category Archives: Events

How to network at a conference

The Microbiology Society Annual Conference is just a couple of weeks away! While this is definitely exciting, there is one aspect some of you may be nervous about: networking. Networking is a bit of a dirty word in science – but … Continue reading

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Big Biology Day Cambridge: Human Microbiome Panel

Earlier this month, the Microbiology Society attended Big Biology Day Cambridge, an annual event that attracted over 2,000 families from the local area eager to learn about all things biological. The Society showcased the Antibiotics Unearthed project along with other … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Links Day 2016

Parliamentary Links Day, organised by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the science and engineering community, is an annual event that brings together the scientific community and Members of Parliament. The theme of this year’s meeting was ‘Science … Continue reading

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Science and the Assembly 2016

Last month, the Microbiology Society’s Public Affairs team attended the annual Science and the Assembly event at the National Assembly for Wales. Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the event aims strengthen links between Welsh policy-makers and the STEMM … Continue reading

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Policy Lunchbox: The Commons Library – Informing Parliamentary Debate

Having good government and policy-making relies on having well-informed Members of Parliament (MPs). Working on diverse issues, often outside their own expertise, MPs must be able to effectively hold the Government to account, suggest and scrutinise legislation, and represent their … Continue reading

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Voice of the Future 2016

Last month the UK Houses of Parliament hosted the Royal Society of Biology’s Annual Voice of the Future event, in which early career scientists and engineers grilled leading politicians and civil servants about science policy. This year, the Microbiology Society … Continue reading

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Annual Conference 2016: the Twitter story

The Microbiology Society’s 2016 Annual Conference took place from 21–24 March at the Arena and Convention Centre in Liverpool, UK. This year was our biggest, and arguably best, yet – the feedback we’ve received so far, and the fact that … Continue reading

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