The Italian Society of Agro-Food and Environmental Microbiology (SIMTREA) / Società Italiana di Microbiologia Agraria, Alimentare e Ambientale (SIMTREA)
Raffaella Di Cagno
Italian Society of Agro-Food and Environmental Microbiology (IT-SIMTREA)
SIMTREA was formed on 15 February 1994 in Milan (Italy). A nonprofit membership organization for scientists who work in the fields of agricultural, environmental and food microbiology. The Society promotes the understanding of microbiology to a diverse range of stakeholders, including policy makers, students, and teachers. Since 2011, SIMTREA organizes the International biennial Conference on Microbial Diversity (the MD series with the first being the MD-2011 Conference) aimed to promote discussion and exchange of information and experiences regarding the complexity intrinsic in microbial biodiversity.