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Plasmid-encoded efflux pumps; empowering Acinetobacter in the battle against antimicrobial resistance
June 26, 2023
Dr Varsha Naidu and Associate Professor Karl Hassan take us behind the scenes of their latest publication 'AadT, a new weapon in Acinetobacter’s fight against antibiotics 'published in Microbiology.
January 24, 2023
“I don’t have my umbrella!”. It’s 5 PM in Tooting, I’m stood at the exit of the hospital and the heavens have opened before me. “You can share mine,” says a kind stranger, clearly noticing my despondent slump. They’re heading for the station too. Sharing is a very human trait, one that has just saved me from getting drenched at the end of a long day. Surprisingly, it’s also a very bacterial trait.
December 20, 2022
PhD candidate Vitalii Stebliankin goes behind the scenes of his latest research, 'A novel approach for combining the metagenome, metaresistome, metareplicome and causal inference to determine the microbes and their antibiotic resistance gene repertoire that contribute to dysbiosis' in Microbial Genomics, which introduces a novel approach to determine the microbes and their antibiotic resistance gene repertoire that contribute to dysbiosis.
November 22, 2022
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) runs from 18–24 November each year. One of our Champions, Jazmin Conway from the University of Plymouth, has organised a series of events about as to bring awareness to this serious challenge. In this blog post, Jazz discusses the process of planning these events and how the Microbiology Society provided support throughout.
November 1, 2022
In October, we hosted the Microbiome and mucosa-associated infectious disease: Mining for antimicrobials and postbiotics with therapeutic potential Focused Meeting at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. At the meeting, we awarded two poster prizes for Outstanding Science, sponsored by the Journal of Medical Microbiology.
September 12, 2022
In this episode of Microbe Talk, Charlie talks to Dr Jonathan Cox about his team's newly published research on a surprising use for Manuka honey.
You can read the full paper in Microbiology online.
November 24, 2021
To mark the end of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Eva Scholtus and Emily Parr from the Microbiology Society discuss our collaborative workshop series as part of the Pathogen Surveillance in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (PATH-SAFE) programme.
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.