SfAM international

SfAM has members in over 70 countries around the world.
Though SfAM was founded and is based in the UK, the society's membership has a global reach, with members from countries worldwide. SfAM's aims to promote microbiology for all, regardless of the country they reside in, and this section contains tools and information of use to those who want to help us extend our goals to an international reach.

International membership

We offer slightly different membership options catered to those who live outside of the UK.

International capacity building fund

The purpose of the International Capacity Building (ICB) Fund is to provide resources to enhance education and training of applied microbiology in developing countries.

Microbiology literacy knowledge framework

"Microbiology literacy needs to become part of the world citizen job description." - Ken Timmis

cara

Cara works to help at-risk academics facing discrimination, persecution, suffering and violence around the world, and to advance education by supporting academics and their educational institutions whose continuing work is at risk or compromised.

Some of our international activities:

19 Dec 2019
A Germ's Journey

Dr Katie Laird and her team talk about the Germ's Journey project - that started out as a children's book and has grown into an international public engagement initiative.

24 May 2019
A voice for Africa at Canadian Microbiome conference

Dr Chioma Blaise Chikere was awarded the SfAM President's Fund Grant earlier this year. Find out how this has furthered her career.

01 Jan 2018
CaSE response to consultation on the impacts of international students in the UK

The Society for Applied Microbiology contributed to an evidence submission from the Campaign for Science and Engineering to the Migration Advisory Committee's consultation on the impact of international students in the UK

26 May 2017
Policy Lunchbox: Access and Benefit sharing through the Nagoya Protocol

Katie Beckett from Regulatory Delivery joined us at Policy Lunchbox to shed some light on Access and Benefit Sharing of genetic resources.

02 Oct 2019
Building for the future - urban vs. indigenous microbiota in Nigeria

Funmilola Ayeni’s visit to Bologna was funded by the SfAM International Capacity Building Fund. This grant provides resources for training and education in microbiology in developing countries. Funmilola tells us how this fund helped their research.

02 Oct 2019
Building for the future - biodiversity in Nigerian palm wine fermentation

Chioma Amadi’s knowledge exchange was funded by the SfAM International Capacity Building Fund. This grant provides resources for training and education in microbiology in developing countries. Chioma gives us a quick report and tells us how they used this fund.

01 Oct 2019
Building for the future - clean water for rural Mexico

Dr Bill Snelling’s water research in Mexico was funded by a Society of Microbiology (SfAM) International Capacity Building Fund. This grant provides resources for training and education in microbiology in developing countries. Dr Bill Snelling tells us why this fund was important to him.

19 Mar 2019
Building for the future: Marwan's journey

Marwan Hussain's study in the UK was co-funded by the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) International Capacity Building Grant and the Council for At-Risk Academics (Cara). He shares why it was important to him.