The Italian Society of Agro-Food and Environmental Microbiology
SIMTREA is 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.
SIMTREA was formed on 15 February 1994 in Milan (Italy). The SIMTREA has about 260 members coming from universities, industry and research institutions. 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.
SIMTREA is working towards some main strategic priorities:
strengthening scientific relationship with other scientific societies and institutional bodies;
consolidating scientific excellence and consequently contributing to the science of microbiology through high-quality and innovative research and publications;
consolidating internationalization among others through the Microbial Diversity Conferences increasing support for young researcher.