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: 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.

  • Antimicrobial Resistance

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

  • The microbiome

    Microbiome research is a rapidly developing area of science and innovation seeking to explore and exploit the complex communities of microbes associated with humans, animals, plants and other environments such as soils and oceans.


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Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo Library
Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo Library
UN.org/sustainabledevelopment
iStock/demaerre
SPL/Steve Gschmeissner
iStock/Max Labeille
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A sustainable future and antimicrobial resistance

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In this episode of Microbe Talk, Professor Laura Piddock from the University of Birmingham and Dr Anne Leonard, research fellow at the University of Exeter discuss how their research into antimicrobial resistance fits into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Microbiology and Brexit 

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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.