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Microbe Talk: a deep dive into wastewater monitoring
May 24, 2023
This month, inspired by a paper published in Microbial Genomics, Clare takes a deep dive into the method of wastewater monitoring. She speaks to Professor Steve Patterson and Dr Anne Leonard about how wastewater monitoring is a useful tool which helps us understand not only the spread of diseases like COVID-19, but also antimicrobial resistance.
Plant health: an interview with Dr Andrew Armitage
May 23, 2023
In this blog, we caught up with Microbiology Society member Dr Andrew Armitage from the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, about his work on plant diseases and the importance of plant health.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Tanya Horne
May 18, 2023
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is celebrated today, 18 May, and its purpose is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about global accessibility. To mark this day, we interviewed Microbiology Society member Tanya Horne about her experience of navigating academia with a disability and the importance of accessibility.
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
May 17, 2023
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is an annual awareness day which takes place on 17 May to draw attention to the violence and discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ communities around the world. This year, our members organised an LGBTQ+ Networking Event during Annual Conference 2023 and so, to celebrate this important day, one of Champions has written a review of their experience at the networking event.
International Day of Plant Health 2023: an interview with Dr Andrew Armitage
May 12, 2023
Today is International Day of Plant Health. We encounter plants every single day. And yet, we tend to forget just how important they are. They provide oxygen that we need to breathe, the food we eat, life-saving medicines, clean water and much more,
Q&A with professor Nigel Brown, Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales
May 1, 2023
We caught up with Microbiology Society Council member and ex-president Professor Nigel Brown on his recent election as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.
Trans Day of Visibility: Rowan Casey
March 31, 2023
Trans Day of Visibility takes place every year on 31 March to celebrate trans and non-binary people in addition to raising awareness of the discrimination faced by trans people.
To mark the day, we caught up with Members Panel member, Rowan Casey to discuss some of the challenges facing trans people studying or working in science.
"To me, Trans Day of Visibility is not about celebration or being visible ourselves but being visible in saying we will not accept how society currently treats us." Rowan Casey
Neurodiversity Celebration Week: Darya Chernikhova
March 23, 2023
Neurodiversity Celebration Week takes place 13–19 March 2023; it aims to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported by organisations, while creating a more inclusive and equitable culture.
We spoke with Society Champion, Darya Chernikhova, about their experiences of working in microbiology as a neurodivergent person.
“You will contribute to the world. It might take longer, or it might not, but it’ll be awesome.” Darya Chernikhova