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

Thursday, 11 August, 2016

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for the 2016 Annual Conference in Christchurch has been extended to 5 pm on Monday 15 August 2016.

Orator for 2016

2016 NZMS Orator

Congratulations to Professor Barry Scott who has been selected as the NZMS Orator for 2016.

Barry Scott

Barry  is Professor of Molecular Genetics at Massey University. His research focuses on understanding the molecular basis of agriculturally beneficial symbiotic interactions between plants and microbes. Barry’s research has been recognised in many ways, including as recipient of the Marsden Medal, Humboldt Research Award, and as a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Barry will give the NZMS Oration at the NZMS Annual Conference in Christchurch in November.

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