Welcome to the blog of the Society for Applied Microbiology!


The Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) brings together microbiologists from all around the world and works to advance, promote and celebrate the science of microbiology in its application to the environment, human and animal health, agriculture, and industry.

We are always looking to recruit new guest writers to blog about all the things you think microbiologists want to hear about. We want original, exciting and interesting posts on any of the many areas of Applied Microbiology, including personal opinions, exciting microbial news, reviews and comment pieces.

We particularly like: stuff that hasn’t been done a hundred times before (please), opinions on governmental policy, artwork, photos, infographics, videos, in fact anything topical and interesting you want to shout about.

Posts must be at least 500 words, and can be as long as 1,200 words. We’ll give you a by-line, and links to your website, blog, or whatever. We may also expect you to be available to respond to comments on your post. Although we are not a paying site, we will award a prize of £50 every 3 months for the best blog.

So get in touch and send us your blog to communications@sfam.org.uk

In partnership with Wiley-Blackwell, the Society publishes five internationally acclaimed journals. Journal of Applied Microbiology (JAM), Letters in Applied Microbiology (LAM), Environmental Microbiology (EMI), Microbial Biotechnology (MB) and Environmental Microbiology Reports (EMIR).

Becoming a member of SfAM gives you access to a number of benefits including grants, travel bursaries, and substantial discounts to high-quality conferences and workshops.

Read more about the benefits of becoming a SfAM member here.

2 replies

  1. I find MicrobeBlog highly useful for microbiologists associated with industry, research or teaching profession. You are perfectly right to say that blogs help in promoting microbiology and affiliated sciences. They are also informative for working microbiologists who have a thirst for knowledge. I will be happy to become associated with MicrobeBlog. Thanks a lot.

  2. Really enjoyed reading some of the articles on this site. I’ve recently started blogging about my microbiology PhD experience and research, hopefully feel confident enough to write something that could be featured on here in the near future!

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