Professor Judith Armitage named as next President of the Microbiology Society
Thursday 12 July 2018
Our current Sub-Warden Professor Judith Armitage FRS has been elected as the next President of the Microbiology Society. Judy, who first joined the society as a PhD student in the early 1970s, will take up the role in January 2019, and serve as President for three years. The Microbiology Society, a membership charity for scientists interested in microbes, their effects and their practical uses, was established in 1945; its first President was Sir Alexander Fleming.
"I am surprised, delighted and deeply honoured to be elected President of the Microbiology Society. This is a really exciting time to be a microbiologist, with new tools changing our perceptions of the microbial world. The Society has made some very positive innovations over the past few years and I hope to maintain that momentum."
Dr Peter Cotgreave, Chief Executive of the Microbiology Society, said:
"I am delighted to welcome Judy Armitage as our next President. Judy is an outstanding scientist and someone who leads by building a strong consensus, which are the ideal characteristics for the President of a membership charity like the Microbiology Society."