microbiologist n : a specialist in microbiology
A microbiologist is a scientist who works in the field of microbiology. Most have a university degree in the subject.
Specialists in the broad field of microbiology include:
- Bacteriologists, who work in the field of bacteriology and study bacteria.
- Environmental microbiologists - work in the field of environmental microbiology and study microbial processes in the environment.
- Food microbiologists, who work in the food industry and study pathogenic microorganisms that cause foodborne illness and spoilage.
- Industrial microbiologists, who generally work in biotechnology and study microorganisms that produce useful products.
- Medical microbiologists, medical practitioners (physicians) who have chosen to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of microbial diseases in patients.
- Mycologists, who work in the field of mycology and study fungi.
- Protozoologists, who work in the field of protozoology and study protists.
- Virologists, who work in the field of virology and study viruses.
- Microbial epidemiologists, who study the role of microorganisms in health and illness.
microbiologist in French: Microbiologiste
microbiologist in Irish: Micribhitheolaí
microbiologist in Slovenian: Mikrobiolog