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August 9, 2019
This month on the podcast, we spoke with Dr Mayri Alessandra Diaz De Rienzo, Ale for short, who is lecturer in Biotechnology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Ale is currently in Quebec, Canada, visiting the lab of Professor Eric Déziel on a Microbiology Society Research Visit Grant. Ale has travelled to Canada to research how biosurfactants can work with antibiotics to make infections easier to treat, and how they might be able to improve the lifespan of antibiotics.
July 26, 2019
This is the first episode of MicroNews, where we discuss the times microbiology and microbiologists have been on TV, in the papers and trending online. This month, Laura and Matt talk about the HPV vaccine, fungal diseases and antimicrobial resistance. We also hear from Professor Sally Bloomfield who talks about the link between allergies and hygiene.
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 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 20, 2019
This year's first Focused Meeting, Anaerobe 2019: Changing perceptions of anaerobic bacteria; from pathogen to the normal microbiota and back, took place at the Jurys Inn Cardiff, 13–14 June. We’ve turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the meeting.
June 17, 2019
The Peter Wildy Prize Lecture is awarded each year for outstanding contributions to microbiology education or the communication of microbiology to the public. Professor Laura Bowater (University of East Anglia) won this year’s prize for her work as a committed science communicator who has engaged with a variety of audiences using different media and activities to raise awareness about the role of microbiology in society and of the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance.
Microbiology Editor's Choice: Why does tuberculosis infection require such a long course of antibiotics?
June 3, 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 'Heterogeneity of ROS levels in antibiotic-exposed mycobacterial subpopulations confers differential susceptibility' and it was chosen by Dr Isabelle Martin-Verstraete.
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.