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.

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Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

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NZ Microbiological Society Conference 2017


The 2017 annual meeting of the NZMS held in Auckland, 20-23 November 2017, was a great success with over 250 attendees, 7 plenary speakers, 7 invited speakers, 102 oral presentations and 72 poster presentations. Congratulations to the NZMS Student poster and oral presentation winners: Callum Chalmers (poster first prize), Hanna Peach & Elizabeth Buckley (poster second equal prize), Georgia Weaver (poster third prize) and Amber Paulson (oral first prize).

NZMS Orator 2017

Stephen On (left) receiving the 2017 NZMS Orator Award from NZMS President Richard Cannon at the 2017 NZMS conference after giving his Oration entitled: Microbial diagnostics: the germ's perspective.