The Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) is dedicated to advancing the applications of microbiology so that they contribute to addressing significant challenges facing humanity. SfAM draws on the expertise of its international membership to employ microbiology for the benefit of the public across the environment, human and animal health, agriculture, and industry. Our values include equality, diversity and inclusivity; collaboration to amplify impact; scientific integrity; evidence-based decision-making and political neutrality. With Wiley-Blackwell, SfAM publishes five internationally acclaimed journals. SfAM’s 6 Policy Priorities include: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Diversity and Inclusion, Food Safety and Security, Future Applications, Preserving and Protecting Our Oceans, and Microbiomes.
Monitor antimicrobial resistance in the environment
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could be the next global threat. We are now finding resistant microbes in previously undiscovered locations. This briefing lays out ways to tackle this issue and describes effective monitoring systems that need to be put in place.