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July 16, 2019
The Microbiology Society's Journal of General Virology has recently formed an affiliation with the American Society for Virology (ASV). Here, we caught up with Professor Andy Pekosz, President of ASV about why it is important for learned societies to collaborate, and the ASV's upcoming annual meeting in Minnesota.
July 15, 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.
July 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.
July 8, 2019
From 5–7 June, Microbial Genomics supported Ayorinde Afolayan to attend the Applied Bioinformatics and Public Health Conference (ABPHM) at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Ayorinde recently completed his PhD in pharmaceutical microbiology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and was able to attend ABPHM and present a poster at the event. Here, he discusses his experience at the event.
July 4, 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 Roberto La Ragione has selected an outstanding paper from the July issue to highlight as Editor's Choice. The paper, titled 'Detection of respiratory pathogens in clinical samples using metagenomic shotgun sequencing,' discusses a pilot study to assess whether metagenomic sequencing could be a useful alternative to PCR to detect respiratory pathogens.
July 3, 2019
Viruses are defined as infective agents that can only multiply within the living cells of a host. Their evolutionary origins are slightly unclear, but theories include evolution from plasmids or bacteria. Viruses can infect all forms of life, and 6 years after their discovery by Dmitri Ivanovsky in 1892, bacteriologist Ernest Hanbury Hankin reported that an unknown agent in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers could kill cholera.
July 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 'Staphylococcus aureus adaptation to aerobic low-redox-potential environments: implications for an intracellular lifestyle,' and was chosen by Professor Gail Preston.
June 27, 2019
Today is World Microbiome Day, an event led by APC Microbiome Ireland to recognise and celebrate the impact of the microbiome in human, animal and environmental health. Here, Alan Walker, Senior Editor of Microbial Genomics, explains why the growth of microbiome research shows no sign of slowing down and how the Microbiology Society's journals can support microbiome researchers.