- Antibiotics ×
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 Could it be that we have been producing outdated antimicrobials, while the organisms that naturally produce them have been continuously adapting and changing them?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.
April 15, 2019
Earlier this year, four of our Society Champions represented the Microbiology Society at the Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Biology (CURE-Infection) Network Early Career Researcher event at Cardiff University. While some of them had worked together before, this was the first time that so many Society Champions have come together to represent the Society. We caught up with Ed Cunningham-Oakes, Laura Kerr, Daniel Morse and Michael Pascoe after the event to find out a little more about their area of specialism, how they found working together for the first time and their advice for anyone who might be thinking about becoming a Society Champion.
March 14, 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.
February 8, 2019
On 17-18 January, Microbiology Society member Dr Rachel Exley, lecturer at Oxford University, attended the Wellcome Trust to celebrate 10 years of e-Bug. The event focused on public education of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Here, Rachel discusses her experience at the event.
January 17, 2019
In 2017 the World Health Organisation (WHO) published the 12 Priority Pathogens. This list is a catalogue of the pathogens they believe pose the greatest threat to human health. The list draws attention to the growing incidence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) evolving in bacteria, a development that is particularly worrying as genetic material can be passed between different species of bacteria, spreading resistance to life-saving antibiotics.
November 19, 2018
This week, Dr Tina Joshi and colleagues from the University of Plymouth Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine have arranged a series of activities to engage the public and students for World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The events are running from 12-16th November 2018 and include a “Superbugs Pub Quiz”, research poster exhibition and a Film Screening in association with the Longitude Prize (NESTA). Here, Tina Joshi discusses the potential impact of these events to increase awareness of the antibiotic resistance crisis.