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Evaluation of genome transmission in the parasite Leishmania after ablation of key DNA replication factors
December 4, 2019
Each year, the Microbiology Society awards a number of grants that enable undergraduates to work on microbiological research projects during the summer vacation. Over the next few months, we’ll be posting a series of articles from members who were awarded Harry Smith Vacation Studentships this summer. This week is David Anderson, a final year Microbiology student at the University of Glasgow.
November 15, 2019
This month on Microbe Talk is the third episode of Domino Effect, the podcast series where a Microbiology Society member is interviewed by another microbiologist who they have never met before. In this episode, Sarah Jones, PhD student in geomicrobiology at Birkbeck and UCL, is interviewed by Dr John Tregoning, Reader in Respiratory Infections at Imperial College London.
October 25, 2019
During the week beginning 12 August 2019, a number of postgraduate students at Maynooth University ran a summer school for undergraduate students. Here, PhD student Gerard Sheehan discusses the activities that took place during the week and how it went.
October 21, 2019
Whole genome sequencing has revolutionised many fields of study, not least microbiology. In a short time, its use in research has significantly improved our knowledge of bacteria and viruses. Earlier this year, Carmen Sheppard hosted a workshop on whole genome sequencing of Streptococcus pneumoniae in a public health reference laboratory. This meeting was supported by funding from the Microbiology Society.
October 16, 2019
On July 23, the Microbiology Society supported a national seminar titled ‘Interface of Microbiology and Medicine’ at Adamas University, India. The seminar was organised by the Department of Microbiology, School of Life Science and Biotechnology. Here Microbiology Society Champion Arindam Mitra discusses the event.
October 10, 2019
In September, Gillian Carney attended the 20th Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Microorganisms (CHRO) conference in Belfast. Here, she details her experience.
October 7, 2019
This year, the Microbiology Society’s journals will be sponsoring oral and poster prizes at conferences and meetings around the world. We will be getting to know a little more about the winners and their research.
October 3, 2019
Microbiology Society Champions are members who do that little bit more for the Society. They help raise our profile and the raise awareness and understanding of microbiology in their local area. Here are some of the events held by our Champions in the past months.