New Zealand Microbiological Society

The aim of the society is to 'foster the generation and dissemination of knowledge of microbiology in New Zealand'.


We achieve this through an annual conference, networking, student support, special interest groups, a newsletter and awards.

Latest News

Monday, 12 September, 2016

A postdoctoral position is available in microbial natural products discovery, working jointly with Associate Professor David Ackerley and Dr Jeremy Owen in the School of Biological Science at...

PhD opportunity

PhD Scholarship - Plant and Soil Molecular Biology

Application of molecular techniques to determine the functional diversity of organisms regulating carbon/nitrogen dynamics, leaching and gaseous nitrogen losses in grazed grassland

Applications are invited for a PhD candidate to join a 3-year research program based at Landcare Research and the University of Canterbury (UC) to investigate the coupling of soil C and N cycling in grazed agricultural systems. The research is supported by funding from the New Zealand Government. The research team headed by Professors Matthew Turnbull (UC) and David Whitehead and Dr Gwen Grelet (Landcare Research).

Further information can be found here.

Closing date 3 October 2016

NZ Microbiological Society Conference 2016


The annual conference for the NZMS will be held in Christchurch 14-17 November 2016, in conjunction with the NZ Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

For more information visit the website here.

Conference convenor is Craig Billington