Recognising, and adapting to, a new era of microbiological challenges and anticipating solutions to future problems are the tenets of todays applied microbiologist.

Many of us are researching ways to improve human health by discovering new treatments and novel ways of making chemicals and medicines. Others are investigating safe, secure and sustainable food production; ways to protect our environment and provide safe drinking water whilst at the same time, promoting the one health approach. The list goes on.

Microbiology is more than just a day job: we are all seeking to understand how biological processes work in our tiny friends and then hone our skills to achieve the impossible with the invisible.

Collaboration is key to our discipline and this collaboration, like the microbes themselves, cannot recognise geographical boundaries. They must cross continents, languages and many other barriers in order to have real global impact.

We hope the SfAM International Applied Microbiology Conference will contribute to this new era of collaboration and communication. It has been organised by a group of international scientists for a global audience and in its free-to-all and virtual form, enables collaboration and attendance like no other SfAM event. 

But the event will only be effective with the right audience – so register today and actively participate to help us help you to make new connections, gain new skills and advance the science of applied microbiology.

Be sure to check back (and maybe even bookmark this page), as we will be adding even more to the programme. 

Monday 7 June
9am
Early Career Researcher Flash Presentations

ECS Presentations

12.30pm
Thinking about making a move to the UK?

Panel Discussion

3.30pm
The human microbiome and its role in disease and infection

Keynote Presentations

5.30pm
Professor Jack Gilbert - Microbial Systems Ecology in Global Soils: lessons for agricultural practice

Keynote Presentations

Tuesday 8 June
9.10am
Bioplastics to diagnostics - new challenges in mycology

Keynote Presentations

10.30am
Transcriptome analysis in microbiology

Skills & Techniques

4.10pm
Early Career Researcher Flash Presentations

ECS Presentations

Wednesday 9 June
9am
Importance of a One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance

Keynote Presentations

12.30pm
WH Pierce Prize Award Lecture

Presentation

2pm
Rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing

Skills & Techniques

3.30pm
Women leading the way in climate change mitigation

Panel Discussion

Thursday 10 June
10am
Statistics for the clinical microbiologist

Skills & Techniques

3pm
Virology: the science behind the search

Keynote Presentations

5.30pm
Professor Dennis Burton - A demonstrable proof of principle for a new vaccine concept for HIV

Keynote Presentations

Friday 11 June
9.10am
Early Career Researcher Flash Presentations

ECS Presentations

3pm
Keeping our food safe

Keynote Presentations

5pm
ECS Flash Presentation Awards and Conference Close

ECS Presentations

This event is CPD certified, and attendees will recieve a certificate via email after the event. You must book and attend at least  one of the workshop/panel sessions throughout the conference to obtain your certificate.

International Conference Committee