Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Microbiology

World leaders in exploring, explaining & engineering Earth’s extreme ecosystems

About iCEM

We live on a microbial planet.Invisible life forms govern Earth’s chemistry, respond to & accelerate the impacts of climate change and underpin the bio-economy.

Our understanding of interactions between microbes and Earth have been transformed within the last decade by innovative technologies and conceptual advances, not least the recognition that environments considered too hostile to life play critical roles in global biogeochemistry.

Coupled, these advances will deliver transformative advances in microbial science in the next decade which will prove essential in addressing existential challenges such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance.

Aberystwyth University
Penglais Campus,
SY23 3FL