Combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) demands a range of approaches, including strategies to reduce the selective pressure on microbes; retain the efficacy of current antimicrobial products through good practice; and develop new products, tools and technologies.

Applied microbiology is uniquely able to contribute in three areas in particular:

  • Research within the ‘One Health’ agenda, integrating human, animal and environmental focused research.
  • Environmental aspects of AMR, especially transmission of resistance genes and genetic elements.
  • Global collaboration and coordination of surveillance and environmental monitoring.

The Society for Applied Microbiology collaborates with partner organisations, industry representatives, public sector workers and policymakers to promote the value of applied microbiology to multidisciplinary research & development approaches in this area.


News

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Events
Deep sea sponges- the future of antimicrobials? image
Deep sea sponges- the future of antimicrobials?
UK launches 5-year antimicrobial resistance action plan image
UK launches 5-year antimicrobial resistance action plan
Everything you need to know about AMR image
Everything you need to know about AMR
Role of community pharmacists in fighting AMR image
Role of community pharmacists in fighting AMR
UK launches 5-year antimicrobial resistance action plan image
UK launches 5-year antimicrobial resistance action plan

Policy 

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LeSPAR
Position Statement: AMR image
Position Statement: AMR
SfAM and Microbiology Society response to inquiry into antimicrobial resistance image
SfAM and Microbiology Society response to inquiry into antimicrobial resistance
SfAM response to inquiry into antimicrobial resistance image
SfAM response to inquiry into antimicrobial resistance

Publications

30 Nov 2018

Microbiologist 2018 December

A new look for the magazine in this AMR special issue