28 Jun 2022
The Microbiology Society is delighted to announce that our sound science journal, Access Microbiology, has been re-launched as an innovative open research platform and is now open for submissions.
Voting is now open for elected members to the Impact and Influence Committee and Early Career Microbiologists (ECM) Forum Executive Committee. All eligible members will receive an email from Civica. The ballot will close on 17 June 2022.
Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus, a DNA virus similar to the virus which caused smallpox in humans. Find resources relating to the virus, its spread, symptoms and treatments.
This issue highlights the importance of teaching and outreach in championing and advancing the understanding of microbiology.
Help support early and mid-career microbiologists who might, in turn, one day provide solutions to global challenges. Find out more and donate online.
The Council of the Microbiology Society is delighted to announce that in 2023 our founding journal, Microbiology, will be the first to make the transition from a hybrid model to fully Open Access.
Fee-free Open Access across our journals. Find out if you are eligible.
Access all content published by the Microbiology Society relating to SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19 in our digital hub.
24 June 2022
Since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, millions of Ukrainians have been helped to safety across Europe. Over 70,000 have already arrived in the UK. UK universities and research institutes have been keen to play their part and have made generous offers to help their academic colleagues to find refuge, with the opportunity to continue their work.
The Council for At-Risk Academics (Cara), a UK charity, originally founded to help academics fleeing from the Nazis, is still helping to coordinate much of this work today. But what does Cara actually do; what help is available for those fleeing from other conflicts and crises; and how can institutions and individuals help? Cara's Executive Director Stephen Wordsworth tells us more.
22 June 2022
The Microbiology Society is pleased to announce the latest event in our Get Involved series, focusing on exploring opportunities available for members to get more involved with Society activities, by hearing from other members about their experience and how this has aided their professional development.
21 June 2022
On 6–9 June 2022, the Society hosted the Focused Meeting, European Study Group on the Molecular Biology of Picornaviruses 'Europic 2022'. We look back at Twitter for some of the highlights of #Europic2022
With a full scientific programme prepared to address recent advances in the field of picornaviruses, we were looking forward to hearing from a range of speakers and poster presenters from across the world, and being able to welcome our delegates in-person!
20 June 2022
World Refugee Day takes place annually on 20 June to honour the strength and courage of people forced to leave their home country to seek safety from conflict or persecution. Taking place since 2001 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the aim of the day is to increase empathy and understanding for refugees around the world.
In the UK, Refugee Week also takes place around this day to celebrate the contribution, creativity and resilience of refugees. This year’s theme is #HealingTogether through creativity and conversations.
Our conversation took place with member Professor Adnan Al-Hindi, who received support from the Society through a collaboration with the Council for At-Risk Academics (Cara). We find out more about Adnan’s life and career.