Modernising bovine tuberculosis epidemiology with whole genome-based approaches – valuable new possibilities
February 16, 2024
Dr Adrian Allen takes us behind the scenes of their latest publication 'Whole-Genome sequencing in routine Mycobacterium bovis epidemiology – scoping the potential' published in Microbial Genomics.
Microbe Talk - Navigating Academia: a conversation with Professor Iruka Okeke and Professor Judith Armitage
February 12, 2024
In aid of The International Day of Women and Girls in Science Clare spoke to Professor Iruka Okeke and Professor Judith Armitage to discuss women in science. In this episode they discuss the importance of mentors, promotions in academia and the inequalities of maternity leave and Clare gains valuable insights from Judy and Iruka's impressive careers.
February 7, 2024
2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS). To celebrate the long-standing association between FEMS and the Microbiology Society since the founding of FEMS in 1974, we spoke to our members to find out their experiences of working with FEMS.
The second Q&A is with Dr Elisa Granato of the University of Oxford, who was awarded the inaugural FEMS Outstanding Early Career Microbiologist Award in 2021 and is a Microbiology Society member.
To be still is not an option: Understanding the influence of environmental variation over amphibian skin microbiomes
February 5, 2024
Emanuel Martínez-Ugalde takes us behind the scenes of their latest publication 'Gene functions of the Ambystoma altamirani skin microbiome vary across space and time but potential antifungal genes are widespread and prevalent' published in Microbial Genomics.
February 1, 2024
Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are some of the new species that have been discovered and the places they've been found.
January 25, 2024
Andalib is a recent graduate of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering from Khulna University, Bangladesh. As a Research Assistant, his current work involves understanding the host-microbiome interactions. As a Society Champion, Andalib aspires to promote and share scientific knowledge and research on a global scale. Learn more about Andalib through his interview from 2020, back when he was an undergraduate student.
January 24, 2024
Laura Inglis takes us behind the scenes of their latest publication 'Prophages: an integral but understudied component of the human microbiome' published in Microbial Genomics.