IMI Future Fellows

courses training and careersAt the Institute of Microbiology and Infection (IMI), we recognize the importance of attracting and nurturing talented researchers who are able to translate ideas into reality.  The IMI Future Fellows Symposium aims to facilitate discussion of excellent science and identify emerging research talent.

Applications for the IMI Future Fellows Symposium are now open, please send an expression of interest along with your CV to Rachel Howes -



What the IMI can offer

  • The largest group of microbiologists in Europe
  • A globally integrated and collegiate environment
  • Broad research strengths
  • >200 postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students
  • A dynamic community of early career fellows
  • Support from 4 doctoral training programmes
  • A 70% success rate in fellowship applications to major funders
  • Access to the prestigious Birmingham Fellows scheme
  • A range of vibrant social and scientific activities

It is anticipated that many participants will either hold, or wish to apply for, independent research fellowships with the IMI as their host institution.  This event takes place twice a year (Spring and Autumn) and provides participants with opportunities to discuss and develop their ideas with existing IMI academics  as well as to hear about expertise available to support fellowship applications.  If you are an enthusiastic researcher with an interest in microbiology and infection and wish to take part in our next IMI Future Fellows Symposium, then please email an expression of interest and your CV to Rachel Howes -


For informal enquiries, please contact Professor David Grainger (

Dr Amanda Rossiter

Dr Amanda Rossiter

Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow

“"I joined the IMI because I was inspired by its internationally renowned scientists. Senior academics mentored me to fellowship success allowing me to progress to the next stages of my independent research career. Here, I am supported by state of the art technologies and an amazing community of colleagues... Go team IMI!"”