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June 19, 2019
The Early Career Microbiologists’ (ECM) Forum Summer Conference is dedicated to showcasing early career research, career development and networking. Tharangika Bowange is a postgraduate student from the National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS), Sri Lanka and will be presenting her research into the commercial potential of cyanobacteria at the conference.
June 6, 2019
Yeasts are a versatile organism and impact our lives in more ways than we may realise. But what research is being done to better understand these tiny organisms? We’ve taken a look at some of the yeast research recently published in Microbiology to find out…
May 31, 2019
One of the two Hot Topic Lectures taking place at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference in April this year was held by Dr Javier Martin (National Institute for Biological Standards and Control [NIBSC], UK). In his talk, titled ‘Paralytic disease caused by enteroviruses: the role of non-polio serotypes’ Dr Martin discussed the recent upsurge of acute flaccid myelitis cases reported in various countries in 2018 and their possible association with enterovirus infections.
May 30, 2019
Anaerobe 2019: Changing perceptions of anaerobic bacteria; from pathogen to the normal microbiota and back is taking place 13–14 June 2019 at Jurys Inn Cardiff. The meeting is being organised by the Microbiology Society in collaboration with the Society for Anaerobic Microbiology and Welsh Microbiological Association. We spoke with one of the organisers, Trefor Morris, about the upcoming meeting.
May 29, 2019
The first Hot Topic Lecture of Annual Conference 2019 was given by Professor Robert Insall, from Cancer Research UK, Beatson Institute (Glasgow, UK). He gave his talk on ‘Creating a path- how single cells can solve mazes, see round corners, and find out where they ought to go.’
Q&A with Professor Janet Quinn, member of the organising committee for British Yeast Group: Discovery to Impact
May 20, 2019
On 26–28 June 2019, the Microbiology Society will be hosting the British Yeast Group Focused Meeting: Discovery to Impact at the County Hotel, Newcastle, UK. We spoke with one of the meeting organisers, Professor Janet Quinn, about what she is looking forward to at the meeting and why ‘Discovery to Impact’ is such an interesting topic.
May 1, 2019
When I first saw the 2019 Annual Conference in Belfast advertised, I knew that I wanted to attend. I had a poster and flash talk at the Microbiology Society Conference in Edinburgh in 2017 but didn’t make it to Birmingham in 2018. As I am now in the final year of my PhD (and a keen traveller that hadn’t yet visited Northern Ireland), I really wanted to present my work in Belfast. I’ve already spent almost all of my PhD travel budget, so I applied for two talks – one on my PhD research, on plastic biodegradation, and one on the results of a three month mini-project modelling bacteria in biofilms that I did as part of my PhD’s 'training year' – hoping that I’d get one of them and be in a better position to apply for a Travel Grant.
April 18, 2019
We caught up with some of the staff and delegates to discuss some of the highlights from the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2019.