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.

Contact point: FEMS Delegate

Professor Cath Rees

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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.

FEMS Journals and Open Access

Embracing an Open Future

All but one of the FEMS journals are now fully open access (OA), with one journal, FEMS Microbiology Letters remaining a subscription journal with free-to-publish and OA options. Open access is key to supporting the FEMS mission of disseminating high quality research as widely as possible: when high quality, peer reviewed sound science is open access, anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection, can read it.

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