Applied Microbiology International

Applied Microbiology International

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  • Climate action
  • Education
  • Environment

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At Applied Microbiology International we fundamentally believe that microbiology can solve the world’s greatest challenges and that global issues need to be solved by global teams. Teams that come from different disciplines within microbiology, from different stages of their careers and from both academia and industry. Collaboration is the key to scientific discovery. Our activities are centred around seven of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We are the oldest microbiology society in the UK and with more than half of our membership outside the UK, we are truly global, serving microbiologists based in universities, private industry and research institutes around the world. As a membership organisation we support those studying and working in the field of applied microbiology, from undergraduate and PHD students, to those entering the field of work and seasoned professionals in academia or industry, flourishing at the height of their careers. We’re also privileged to have members recognised globally for their work in applied microbiology, as honorary fellows, acting as our international ambassadors.


We’re an ambitious, dynamic organisation, committed to inclusion. We provide funding to encourage research and broad participation at our events and to ensure diverse voices are around the table working together to solve the Sustainable Development Goals we’ve chosen to support. Applied microbiology has the potential to revolutionise how the global community tackles some of today’s largest challenges, from antimicrobial drug resistance and environmental sustainability to the safe supply of food. We support those studying and working in applied microbiology, opening up networks and opportunities to make advancements in, and through, applied microbiology, always combining our practical and impact-driven approach with deep scientific rigour. Everything we do is balanced with expertise and academic insight, giving us the confidence to do things differently to achieve fundamental breakthroughs. 

At Applied Microbiology International we publish an industry leading magazine, The Microbiologist, and in partnership with Wiley and Oxford University Press, we publish six internationally acclaimed journals. We nurture early careers, recognise advancements, and celebrate professional capabilities through our prestigious awards. We enable collaboration between global interdisciplinary teams, use our collective expertise to influence policy across the globe, and work to inspire the next generation of microbiologists. Applied Microbiology International is a conduit for scientific discovery to improve the planet for all.

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