Annual lecture series

The Society's annual lectures are given by distinguished active scientists who are making seminal contributions to microbiology and the understanding of microbiological processes. Such individuals may or may not be members of the Society.

These prestigious lectures invite prominent scientists to drive debate and highlight important and inspiring topics in microbiology and how they have applied microbiology to address the challenges we face today.

Environmental Microbiology Lecture Series

EMI Lecture 2018: Professor Ken Timmis image
EMI Lecture 2018: Professor Ken Timmis

Extremophiles and 20 years of Environmental Microbiology (EMI)

EMI Lecture 2017: Professor Rino Rappuoli image
EMI Lecture 2017: Professor Rino Rappuoli

Vaccines for a 21st Century Society

EMI Lecture 2016: Professor Margaret McFall-Ngai image
EMI Lecture 2016: Professor Margaret McFall-Ngai

Waging peace: establishment and maintenance of stable alliances between animals and their microbial partners

EMI Lecture 2015: Professor Ken Nealson image
EMI Lecture 2015: Professor Ken Nealson

Extracellular electron transport (EET): opening new windows of metabolic opportunity for microbes

EMI Lecture 2014: Professor Rita Colwell image
EMI Lecture 2014: Professor Rita Colwell

Climate, Oceans, Global Warming and Cholera

EMI Lecture 2013: Professor Ed F Delong image
EMI Lecture 2013: Professor Ed F Delong

Deciphering microbial community dynamics, from genomes to biomes

EMI Lecture 2012: Professor Willy Verstraete image
EMI Lecture 2012: Professor Willy Verstraete

Microbial Resource Management (MRM): the road to go for environmental biotechnology

EMI Lecture 2011: Professor Willem M de Vos image
EMI Lecture 2011: Professor Willem M de Vos

Microbes Inside

EMI Lecture 2010: Professor Victor de Lorenzo image
EMI Lecture 2010: Professor Victor de Lorenzo

Programming soil bacteria to do amazing things

EMI Lecture 2009: Professor Sang Yup Lee image
EMI Lecture 2009: Professor Sang Yup Lee

Systems metabolic engineering for a green chemical industry

EMI Lecture 2008: Professor Jim Prosser image
EMI Lecture 2008: Professor Jim Prosser

Unimaginable, unprecedented, microbial diversity: whence, so what, and can we learn from nitrifiers?

Journal of Applied Microbiology Lecture Series

JAM Lecture 2018: Professor Albert Bosch  image
JAM Lecture 2018: Professor Albert Bosch

Hepatitis A Virus: New Insights from an Old Acquaintance

JAM Lecture 2017: Professor Koen Venema image
JAM Lecture 2017: Professor Koen Venema

The gut microbiota in health and disease: potential for probiotics and prebiotics

JAM Lecture 2016: Dr Max Dow image
JAM Lecture 2016: Dr Max Dow

The DSF family of bacterial cell-cell signal molecules

JAM Lecture 2015: Professor Don Cowan image
JAM Lecture 2015: Professor Don Cowan

Functional Metagenomics

JAM Lecture 2014: Professor George Macfarlane image
JAM Lecture 2014: Professor George Macfarlane

Bacterial metabolism in the large intestine

JAM Lecture 2013: Professor Peter Setlow image
JAM Lecture 2013: Professor Peter Setlow

When the Sleepers Wake: The Germination of Bacterial Spores