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Profile of registrant

Society for General Microbiology

Identification number in the register: 04531888100-31
Registration date: 17/02/12 16:38:56

The information on this organisation was last modified on 21/01/14 10:17:59
The date of the last annual update was 21/01/14 10:17:59

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Society for General Microbiology
Acronym: SGM
Legal status: Registered as a Charity in England and Wales 264017. A Charity registered in Scotland SC039250. Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England 1039582.
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Society for General Microbiology Council Society for General Microbiology Council
Position: Society for General Microbiology Council

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  William Burns
Position: Policy Officer

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 12 Roger Street 
London WC1N 2JU
Telephone number: (+44) 2076852681
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Society for General Microbiology provides a common meeting ground for scientists working in research and in fields with applications in microbiology, including medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmaceuticals, numerous industries, agriculture, food, the environment and education.

The Society was founded in 1945 and is now the largest microbiological society in Europe. It has over 5000 members of whom 75% are resident in the UK. The remainder are located in more than 60 countries throughout the world. Almost all full members are qualified to doctoral or higher level; there are 1000 postgraduate student members. Other classes of membership include Schools, Technicians and Corporate.

The Society's objective is to advance the art and science of microbiology.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks


Total number of members that are natural persons: 5,000
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Total budget: 1,000,000
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 1,000,000
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Income from activities : 1,000,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.