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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.
July 23, 2020
In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the ’12 Priority Pathogens’: a list of 12 microbes that are becoming increasingly resistant to current antimicrobials. These 12 pathogens are thought by WHO to pose the greatest threat to human health.
July 1, 2020
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 ‘A response regulator protein with antar domain, AvnR, in Acinetobacter baumannii ATCC 17978 impacts its virulence and amino acid metabolism’ and was chosen by Professor David Grainger.