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May 15, 2023
In our last instalment of ‘Keeping up with Virus Taxonomy’ we explored the little-known viruses that infect fungi. For this new instalment we will explore some of the distinct virus families that many of you will have heard of; viruses that cause haemorrhagic fevers in humans.
March 10, 2023
March 1, 2023
Rajeev Azad takes us behind the research and his recently published paper latest paper "Leveraging comparative genomics to uncover alien genes in bacterial genomes" in Microbial Genomics.
February 28, 2023
February 6, 2023
Dr Declan Bradley takes us behind the scenes of his latest research 'How public health authorities can use pathogen genomics in health protection practice: a consensus-building Delphi study conducted in the United Kingdom' published in Microbial Genomics.
From the first detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans, genomics was central to defining and understanding the threat posed by this emerging infectious disease. Pathogen genomics services grew to operate at a scale that was orders of magnitude greater than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Health protection services in public health authorities are responsible for surveillance and prevention of communicable diseases.
January 30, 2023
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 17, 2023
Every year, thousands of Tasmanian devils die from contagious facial tumours. On this episode of Microbe Talk, Charlotte speaks to Dr Andy Flies from the Menzies Institute at the University of Tasmania, Australia, about a potential new vaccine approach that could save these endangered animals.
December 20, 2022
As 2022 comes to an end, we’re reflecting on the year behind us. Microbiology has remained a relevant and wide-reaching topic this year, whether from this summer’s Monkeypox outbreak, to the current rise of Strep A infections. In this blog post, we take a look back at our most popular content of the year. Read on, enjoy, and we’ll see you again in 2023.