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January 11, 2019
This month is the first episode of a new podcast series on Microbe Talk called Domino Effect. In this podcast, Dr Lena Ciric will interview Professor Paul Hoskisson.
December 14, 2018
The panic that sets in just before taking the stand at a conference is all too common. Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to get presenting experience in a relaxed, friendly environment?
December 12, 2018
With the end of 2018 fast approaching, we are taking a look back at this year’s blog posts. This year has turned out to be a great one; from fatbergs to antimicrobial resistance, we really have learnt about some amazing microbiology. So here we go, a countdown of the top most-viewed posts from the blog this year:
November 28, 2018
The need to feed an ever growing global population while also being required to limit the negative impacts on the environment associated with livestock production is a major challenge for global agriculture. Methane originating from ruminant livestock production is responsible for nearly 40% of global agriculture’s emissions, with cattle identified as the main contributor.
November 26, 2018
On November 13 - 15th, Microbiology Society Champion Lee Sherry attended the Federation of Infection Societies Conference, or FIS, in Newcastle. Here, he discusses his experience from the meeting and how being a Society Champion complements his research career.
November 21, 2018
The beginning of the new set of talks for the Junior Awards in Microbiology (JAM) series recently took place at the Institute for Microbiology and Infection at the University of Birmingham. I’m Daniel, a postdoctoral from Cardiff University, and I was privileged to be accepted to speak at this event.
November 19, 2018
This week, Dr Tina Joshi and colleagues from the University of Plymouth Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine have arranged a series of activities to engage the public and students for World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The events are running from 12-16th November 2018 and include a “Superbugs Pub Quiz”, research poster exhibition and a Film Screening in association with the Longitude Prize (NESTA). Here, Tina Joshi discusses the potential impact of these events to increase awareness of the antibiotic resistance crisis.
November 9, 2018
Willie Russell, molecular virologist and supporter of the Microbiology Society: an obituary. Written with thanks to Professor Richard Randall and Willie’s friends and family