Microbiologists working in the area

The study of microbes helps us to understand our world and our place within it. It gives us insights into the complexity of nature and society, which in turn provide many different health, environmental, social, cultural, industrial and economic benefits. Microbiology answers big questions by giving us knowledge of very small things. 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.

To celebrate our 75th anniversary in 2020, we invited microbiologists to nominate the discovery or event that best showcases why microbiology matters and helps us demonstrate the impact of microbiologists past, present and future. 

Why disease eradication matters to the microbiology community

Through a series of interviews, we have found out more about some of the individuals who make up our community of microbiologists and whose research has had an impact on helping to eradicate disease. Read more about those working in this field of research and why they think eradicating disease matters to microbiology below.