Our Mission

The aims of the Society for Microbial Ecology and Disease.

The aims of the Society for Microbial Ecology and Disease are:

  1. To promote scientific knowledge and encourage research and technology in the field of microbial ecology and its relation to diseases.
  2. To disseminate information relative to this field.
  3. To unify the efforts of those concerned with the field.
  4. To cooperate with national and international organizations concerned with the field of microbial ecology and disease and related biomedical and biological sciences.
  5. To hold and sponsor scientific meetings at frequent intervals to expedite the afore mentioned objectives.

Society for Microbial Ecology and Disease (SOMED)

Active Members

Any person interested in intestinal microbial ecology and its relation to health and disease shall be eligible for election to membership.

Associate Members

Associate members shall pay lesser dues than full members and shall have all the privileges of members expect that they may not vote, hold office, or sponsor a nonmember paper. The category of associate member shall be limited to the following: a. Graduate and professional students b. Post - doctoral fellows c. Undergraduate students of biological and medical sciences

Corporate Members

Any business organization or corporation interested in advancing the objectives of the Society shall be eligible for election to corporate membership. A corporate member is entitled to two (2) active memberships.

Emeritus Members

An active member of the Society may become an emeritus member upon retirement. An emeritus member shall have all the privileges of active membership, but shall be relieved of financial obligations to the Society. The members emeritus may not hold office on the Board of Directors except as Immediate Past President.

Executive Council

The business and activities of the Association shall be managed by an elected Executive Council. This Executive Council shall consist of eleven (11) members, including the President elect, President, Immediate Past President, the Secretary, the Treasurer and six Councilors.


The officers of the Society shall be President, President Elect (Vice- President), Secretary, Treasurer and other officers designated by the Executive Council.

We’r a dynamic team of passionated people focused on innovation & creativity

SOMED 2018 Congress

The 40th International Congress of the Society for Microbial Ecology and Disease - SOMED 2018 Congress will be held during 18th - 19st June 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. SOMED 2018 Congress will be a part of International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics and Gut Health-IPC 2018. The SOMED 2018 Congress will focus on new knowledge about the role of microbi-ota in health and disease across the spec-trum of issues.

The mission of SOMED 2018 Congress is to present scientific achievements and research advances in the field of human microbial ecology and role of the microbes in health and disease. SOMED 2018 Congress pro-vides a comprehensive scientific forum to all stakeholders from this field. The Con-gress is also a networking event for scien-tists, researchers and technology providers. The conference will also provide a platform for scientific exchange and discussion be-tween delegates from worldwide academia and industry.

Special focus will be on the creation of op-portunity for young scientists to present their research achievements. The Young Scientist Award and the Best Poster Award of SOMED 2018 Congress will be awarded to out-standing young scientists, who are at the beginning of their career and who conduct basic or applied research in the field of microbiota and disease.

13th International Scientific Conference on Probiotics, Prebiotics, Gut Microbiota and Health - IPC2019

Probiotics are nonpathogenic live microorganism that can provide a diverse health benefits on the host. Prebiotics is a non-digestible fiber compounds that induce the growth or activity of microorganisms. Taking probiotics plus prebiotics could bring diverse types of health benefits. Probiotics are consumed in diverse ways including dairy product, food supplements and functional foods with specific health claims. Recently, many reports suggest that certain probiotic strains or multi strain mixture have potent immunomodulatory activity in diverse disorders including allergic asthma, atopic dermatitis and rheumatoid arthritis. However some of the probiotic strains have an adverse effect on people with underlying health problems or immuno-compromised individuals. In addition, however, efficacy of probiotic administration is quite different depending on the type of strains and the amounts of doses and underlying mechanism of action is still unclear.

By attending the International Scientific Conference on Probiotics, Prebiotics, Gut Microbiota and Health - IPC2019, you will have a chance to expand your ideas on recent advances made in the science of probiotics, highlighting their current and future roles in maintaining health and preventing diseases. The next IPC will be held during 17th - 20th June 2019 in Prague Congress Centre, Czech Republic.

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