We respond to select consultations issued by government, parliament, research funders and other bodies to communicate our members’ expert opinion and evidence to inform policy relevant to microbiology. Current opportunities for members to inform our responses are listed on our Get Involved page.
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The Microbiology Society submitted a written response jointly with the Society for Applied Microbiology to the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s Antimicrobial Resistance Inquiry.
The Microbiology Society submitted written evidence to the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee’s Brexit: Plant and Animal Biosecurity Inquiry.
The Microbiology Society collated members' comments in response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Brexit Science and Innovation Summit inquiry.
The Microbiology Society was invited to give evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s Life Science and the Industrial Strategy Inquiry. Professor Paul Kellam, Chair-Elect of our Policy Committee, gave oral evidence to the Committee, which can be viewed on the Committee’s website, and followed up with written evidence. The Society highlighted the importance of microbiology for the Industrial Strategy both for biomedical science and broader areas of bioscience missing from the Life Science Strategy.