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April 17, 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 bit more about the prize winners and their research.
April 9, 2019
Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM), 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.
April 3, 2019
The Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) is a journal published by the Microbiology Society, focused on providing a comprehensive coverage of medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. This month, Dr Arunaloke Chakrabarti, has selected an outstanding paper from the April issue to highlight as Editor’s Choice. The paper, titled 'Comparison of new and classical point mutations associated with clarithromycin resistance in Helicobacter pylori strains isolated from dyspeptic patients and their effects on phenotypic clarithromycin resistance' discusses the factors contributing to resistance in H. pylori.
Microbiology Editor’s Choice: One-component regulating proteins and the development of antimicrobial resistance
April 1, 2019
Each month, a manuscript published in our flagship journal Microbiology is chosen by a member of the Editorial Board. This month, the paper is titled ‘Functional characterization of BcrR: a one-component transmembrane signal transduction system for bacitracin resistance’ and it was chosen by Professor David Grainger.
Keeping up with virus taxonomy: small viruses, extra small viruses and a virus used to protect against fungal disease
March 27, 2019
Continuing the ‘Keeping up with virus taxonomy’ blog series, in this post we will be discussing the virus family named after Latin for 'small', a virus that can only cause disease in humans infected with hepatitis B and the virus being used to protect chestnut crops from a harmful fungus.
March 21, 2019
Access Microbiology is the newest journal from the Microbiology Society. This unique, fully open access publication covers the full spectrum of microbial life, and all approaches to the science of microbiology. One of the aspects of Access Microbiology that makes it unique is the editorial board; early career researchers who want to develop editorial skills are paired with experienced editors who they can go to for queries and advice on editorial matters. We asked mentee Dr Helina Marshall and mentor Professor Jeff Cole about their respective roles and experiences so far.
March 18, 2019
The Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) is a journal published by the Microbiology Society, focused on providing a comprehensive coverage of medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. This month, Professor Vincent Cattoir has selected an outstanding paper from the March issue to highlight as Editor’s Choice. The paper, titled 'Agmatine accumulation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates confers antibiotic tolerance and dampens host inflammation' discusses the role of agmatine, a molecule produced by P. aeruginosa, on antibiotic resistance and the host immune response.
March 14, 2019
In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the ’12 Priority Pathogens’: a list of twelve microbes that are becoming increasingly resistant to current antimicrobials. These twelve pathogens are thought by WHO to pose the greatest threat to human health.