Applied microbiology matters

Microbiology has the potential to revolutionise how the global community tackles some of today’s largest challenges, including antimicrobial drug resistance, environmental sustainability and the safe supply of food. To gain the maximum public benefit from applied microbiology, it is important that decision makers in government and parliament are able to access the highest quality scientific evidence and advice. SfAM works to represent the views and knowledge of its members, through consultation responses and liaison with science policy stakeholders. We also proactively seek the expertise of microbiologists to inform our position on topical and upcoming issues.

Our mission is to be the voice of applied microbiology, promoting the science of microbiology in its application to the environment, human and animal health, agriculture and industry.

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Priority areas
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Position statements
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Microbiology Literacy Knowledge Framework
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Policy workshop (1 day)