Our Work

Microbes are everywhere and affect almost all aspects of our lives

Microbiology answers big questions by giving us knowledge of very small things. Microbiologists are involved in addressing challenges that vary from urgent problems demanding immediate solutions, such as new and emerging diseases, through to long-term issues, like antimicrobial drug resistance, food security and environmental sustainability.  

When the discipline of microbiology is strong and intellectually vibrant, we have a better chance of finding solutions to these problems, and building a healthier, more sustainable and more prosperous future.


  • 75th Anniversary: showcasing why microbiology matters

    Explore our new collections of digital content which celebrate 'Why Microbiology Matters' and helps us demonstrate the impact of microbiologists past, present and future.

  • 75th Anniversary: microbiology images

    We welcome images of your science, of nature, of people, places and events that will inspire, inform and demonstrate how the study of microbes helps us to understand our world and our place within it.

  • 75th Anniversary: A Sustainable Future

    Our ‘A Sustainable Future’ project aims to demonstrate how microbiology can help to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 75th anniversary: Fleming Showcase Archive Exhibition

    Explore a unique selection of archive items in our Fleming Exhibition, put together in collaboration with Public Health England’s National Collection of Type Cultures team.

  • Antimicrobial Resistance

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious global challenge for public health, food security and sustainable development.

  • The Microbiome

    The Microbiology Society identified a need for policy-makers and decision-makers to have access to appropriate evidence-based scientific information and expert opinion about research on microbiomes, and have developed a report on the topic.

  • SARs-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Hub

    Access all content published by the Microbiology Society relating to SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19 in our digital hub.

  • 75th Anniversary: A Sustainable Future

    Our ‘A Sustainable Future’ project aims to demonstrate how microbiology can help to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 75th anniversary: Microbiology Book Club

    Inspired by Professor Jo Verran's Bad Bugs Book Club the Society has launched a project to encourage the microbiology community to get together and discuss microbiology in literature.

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Antimicrobial Resistance


Learn more about AMR and how microbiology is at the forefront of new innovative interventions and developments in this explainer.

Microbiology and Brexit 

 

 

 

 


We are working with our members and the wider scientific community to engage Government and Parliament on issues and needs for science releating to Brexit.