Applied Microbiology International (UK-AMI)

Organizational remit

Our mission is to be the voice of applied microbiology, promoting the science of microbiology in its application to the environment, human and animal health, agriculture and industry.

As a member of Applied Microbiology International (AMI) you join a prestigious and diverse collective membership that has a powerful voice in raising the profile of applied microbiology. Together with its members AMI can ensure the applications of microbiology have an impact on the global challenges and issues that are important to all.


Membership location: international

Membership scope: aimed at Microbiologists in all fields, as well as people with a general interest in microbiology. AMI has varying levels of membership for those with a more involved career in microbiology as opposed to those with an interest where applied microbiology is not a part of their career.

Membership type fee (currency) notes on membership requirements
Full membership 80 (GBP per annum) for those based in the UK (includes all member benefits)
International member 80 (GBP per annum) for those outside the UK (includes all member benefits)*
Student membership 12 (GBP per annum) If you are studying microbiology at the early stages and want to understand more about the area and it’s study/career opportunities.
Associate membership 40 (GBP per annum) If you are committed to longer term study and starting a career in microbiology.
Fellowship FREE is awarded to those whose have made an outstanding contribution to the field of microbiology or to the Society
Life Membership FREE is free to retired members, or those nominated by the Executive Committee

*If you are based in a lower, lower-middle or middle income country (as defined by the World Bank here), we offer a discounted rate of £5, £30 or £45 respectively.

Contact point: Membership Officer

Luwam Mekonen

Contact point: FEMS Delegate

Dr Suzy Clare Moody

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The society was founded in 1931 as ‘The Society for Agricultural Bacteriologists’, becoming Society for Applied Bacteriology in 1945. In 1997 it became the Society for Applied Microbiology until 2022, when it rebranded as Applied Microbiology International as it is known today.

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