18 PhD places open for application at CDT SuMMer

NCIMB is delighted to be involved in a PhD project based at Heriot-Watt University that aims to improve understanding of the biodegradation and residence time of microplastics in the ocean. The project is one of 18 that make up the first of three rounds of PhD scholarships at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (CDT SuMMeR). The centre, which was established to deliver the next generation of innovative transdisciplinary engaged researchers, is led by he University of Plymouth, and brings six hosting, and four …

NCIMB sponsors Royal Society of Chemistry Directing Biosynthesis conference

We are delighted to be a sponsor of the Royal Society of Chemistry Directing Biosynthesis conference, which will be held in Edinburgh and online 27-29 June 2022. Directing Biosynthesis VI will cover all aspects of microbial, plant and marine natural products research. NCIMB curates a unique collection of microorganisms with a host of potential industrial applications as well as providing laboratory services, microbial identification, whole genome sequencing, microbial community analysis, qPCR and storage services. We also work collaboratively with other organisations to unlock value from microorganisms. Early bird registration until …


We are delighted to be sponsoring the 39th ECCO conference, which will be held online from 22 – 24 September. The event is a great opportunity for culture collections throughout Europe to get together, compare notes, collaborate, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in supporting scientists that work with microorganisms. The event, which is being hosted by PHE culture collections, was postponed from last year, so it will be great to have this opportunity to get together with everyone, albeit virtually. This year our culture collection curator …

NCIMB sponsors ECS sessions at SfAM international Applied Micrbiology Conference 2021

NCIMB is delighted to be sponsoring the ECS presentations at the Society for Applied Microbiology International Applied Microbiology Conference, which runs from 7 – 11 June 2021. The session gives an opportunity for scientists who are beginning their career to showcase their recent work and it is a great way to gain experience of presenting in the friendly, supportive environment that SfAM creates! Other presentations at the conference focus on the microbiome, AMR, SARS-CoV-2, and more!

NCIMB sponsors Microbiology Society Annual Conference

Less than two weeks until the Microbiology Society’s annual conference, and we are delighted to be one of the sponsors for this year’s annual event. Of course we will miss the buzz of a packed exhibitor hall, but there is a packed programme that even include online social events – looks like it will be a great week!