Applied microbiology matters

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.

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.


Priority areas

At the heart of the Society’s work is a commitment to giving microbiology a voice, so we can shape our work and influence change.

Position statements

Sometimes a topical issue will require us to take a stance. You can find our position statements for these issues here.

Microbiology literacy knowledge framework

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

Policy workshop (1 day)

This workshop highlights how the science of microbiology can inform and shape public policy and demonstrate how microbiologists can boost their impact through engaging with policymakers and the policymaking process.

 

Dr Lucy Harper
SfAM will achieve their vision by being the voice of microbiology and advancing, for the benefit of the public, the science of microbiology in its application to the environment, human and animal health, agriculture and industry.

Dr Lucy Harper

SfAM Chief Executive