- Antibiotic resistance ×
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 17, 2019
Our antimicrobials are slowly being rendered useless. Could it be that we have been producing outdated antimicrobials, while the organisms that naturally produce them have been continuously adapting and changing them? I am a master’s student at Imperial College London, and I have been researching this topic for the past nine months to try and find some answers.
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 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.
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.