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.

  • 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.

  • Our journals

    Microbiology Society journals contain high-quality research papers and topical review articles. We are a not-for-profit publisher and we support and invest in the microbiology community, to the benefit of everyone.

  • 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.

  • Antimicrobial resistance

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

  • Climate change

    Discover everything you need to know about the role microbiology plays in climate change, browse our resources and access some of the latest research in our journal collections. 

  • Policy

    The Microbiology Society widens the impact of microbiology by drawing on the expertise of its membership and amplifying their voices in policy circles

  • 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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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.