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August 4, 2021
In this blog, Katie, a third year PhD student in the Huws Lab at Queen’s University Belfast discusses her research into antimicrobial resistance in Northern Ireland and how this is influenced by farm management practices. Katie presented her research at the Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference Online 2021.
May 10, 2021
Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health problem worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) is making it a priority, intensifying both prevention strategies based on awareness, monitoring and eradication. In developing countries, scientific research is a strong weapon to optimise the diagnosis of antimicrobial resistance and propose alternatives. In this blog, Microbiology Society Champion Dr Victorien Tamègnon Dougnon discusses his research into developing drugs from medicinal plants.
May 3, 2021
Each year, the Microbiology Society awards five Prize Lectures in recognition of significant contributions to microbiology. The awards celebrate the outstanding applications of microbiology to research, education and translation and all members are invited to nominate an outstanding microbiologist for a Microbiology Society Prize. We got in touch with former Marjory Stephenson Prize winner, Professor Laura Piddock, University of Birmingham, to ask a few questions about her award and how this has impacted her research since.
March 10, 2021
During the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the importance of hand hygiene has been heavily promoted as vital in controlling the spread of the virus. In this blog, Sunil Pandey, PhD student in microbiology and infectious disease at George Mason University, USA, discusses the indirect effect antimicrobial cleaning products have on other infectious diseases.
December 11, 2020
This month Dr Marcello Riggio discusses “Komodo-dragon cathelicidin-inspired peptides are antibacterial against carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae” which was chosen as Editor’s Choice for the November issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology.
November 23, 2020
This month, Dr Tim Inglis discusses ‘The TACTIC experience: establishing an international, interdisciplinary network to tackle antimicrobial resistance’ which was chosen as Editor’s Choice for the October issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology.
September 7, 2020
The Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) is a journal published by the Microbiology Society, focused on providing comprehensive coverage of medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. This month, Dr Steve Michell discusses the paper ‘Does sub-culturing of positive MRSA blood cultures affect vancomycin MICs?’ which was chosen as Editor’s Choice for the August issue of JMM.
August 26, 2020
It is now estimated 700,000 people die each year as a result of drug resistant diseases, with this number predicted to increase to over 10 million deaths per year by 2050. The current COVID-19 pandemic appears to have accelerated the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as many patients admitted to hospitals displaying COVID-19 symptoms are treated with antibiotics to reduce their chances of contracting secondary bacterial infections, making resistant bacteria more common.