In this film we explain how microbiology answers big questions by giving us knowledge of very small things.
Microbes are everywhere and affect almost all aspects of our lives. We cannot see them, but our world would not function without them.
The study of microbes helps us to understand our world and our place within it. It gives us insights into the complexity of nature and society, which in turn provide many different health, environmental, social, cultural, industrial and economic benefits.
Microbiologists are involved in addressing challenges that vary from urgent problems demanding immediate solutions, such as new and emerging diseases, through to long-term issues, like antimicrobial drug resistance, food security and environmental sustainability.
Our mission is to advance the understanding and impact of microbiology by empowering and connecting communities worldwide. Find out more about how we support this in our strategy 2018-2022.