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March 11, 2020
Just over a year ago, I had the opportunity to attend a meeting in London celebrating the 10th anniversary of e-Bug as a member of the Microbiology Society. In addition to being a very enjoyable and informative meeting, it led to an exciting new partnership between e-Bug and Ukraine.
February 27, 2020
Rising antibiotic resistance by pathogenic micro-organisms is a major health concern, as it’s leading to a huge rise in untreatable, life-threatening infections, especially in hospital environments. In addition, these pathogens can also create biofilms, which gives them further protection against antibiotics, detergents and our immune systems.
February 25, 2020
Between Tuesday 10 and Friday 13 September, the British Science Festival Coventry and Warwickshire took place, with a diverse programme of talks, debates and activities taking place around the city. Research Fellow at the University of Warwick and Microbiology Society Champion, Dr Marwa Hassan hosted a stand at the festival, where she helped to educate the public about biofilms and antimicrobial resistance.
February 24, 2020
Supported by the Microbiology Society, the inaugural Group A Streptococcus (GAS) UK meeting was hosted at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in October 2019. Here we talk to organisers Dr Helge Dorfmueller, Dr Claire Turner and Dr Alex McCarthy about their experience of the event.
February 19, 2020
The Junior Awards for Microbiology (JAM Talks) is a monthly seminar series based in Birmingham that allows early career researchers to gain experience presenting to an audience of their peers. Eleanor Townsend, researcher at the University of Warwick, presented her work at the October JAM Talks in 2019. Here Eleanor takes us through her research.
February 14, 2020
Protists are an extremely important part of many ecosystems, but people don't often consider their significance and the biodiversity they represent. In this episode of the podcast, Laura speaks with Professor Genoveva Esteban who is based at Bournemouth University, UK. Genoveva's research focuses on the biodiversity of aquatic systems in the UK, particularly at a microbial level.
January 30, 2020
After completing her undergraduate degree at University College London, Microbiology Society Champion Sreyashi travelled to her hometown to tackle the stigma and misconceptions surrounding tuberculosis in India. Using traditional art techniques, Sreyashi has established an initiative called 'Joi Hok!' which she has been taking to schools in Kolkata.
January 28, 2020
In 2019, Microbiology Society Champions Amy Sterling and Chris Proctor took over the University of Ulster's Twitter account to support World Antibiotics Awareness Week. Here, they discuss what they did and why it is important to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance in a variety of formats.