To achieve its mission, Microb&co involves people of all ages, from students of different education levels to researchers. It yearly organizes the International Course in Microbial Ecology (ICME) a practical course focussed on cutting edge issues in microbial ecology. It runs workshops for training students in the soft skills of writing, communicating and planning in science. Microb&co serves as educator, scientific advisor, event organizer and expert consultant. Above all, Microb&co is a way to meet and make the difference together in science.