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October 10, 2019
In September, Gillian Carney attended the 20th Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Microorganisms (CHRO) conference in Belfast. Here, she details her experience.
October 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 'Outer membrane protein I is associated with poly-β-hydroxybutyrate granules and is necessary for optimal polymer accumulation in Azotobacter vinelandii on solid medium.' It was chosen by Professor Christiane Dahl.
September 30, 2019
Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms (CHRO) is an international, bi-annual conference that acts as a platform to share and advance the current understandings of Campylobacter, Helicobacter and related organisms, such as Arcobacter. The 20th CHRO conference was held 8–11 September in Belfast, and showcased venues including the Titanic museum and City Hall in addition to the conference venue. Cadi Davies attended this year's CHRO and gave a lightning talk called 'Bubbles in Belfast'. Here, she details her experience.
September 20, 2019
In July this year, Valwynne Faulkner, PhD student at the Royal Veterinary College (University of London, UK), was part of the Tuberculosis Research Group presenting their work at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. Here, Valwynne describes how the group presented their work in a fun, engaging way and some of the challenges faced during the exhibition.
September 17, 2019
In March this year, James Provan, PhD student at the University of Glasgow was awarded a Research Visit Grant by the Microbiology Society. He used this grant to visit the lab of Dr Alice Pyne, expert in atomic force microscopy at University College London. Here, James describes his research and the findings he collected during his research visit to Dr Pyne's lab.
August 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 'Beyond diphtheria toxin: cytotoxic proteins of Corynebacterium ulcerans and Corynebacterium diphtheriae' and was chosen by Dr Jörg Stülke.
July 9, 2019
Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM), which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are some of the new species that have been discovered and the places they’ve been found.
July 3, 2019
Viruses are defined as infective agents that can only multiply within the living cells of a host. Their evolutionary origins are slightly unclear, but theories include evolution from plasmids or bacteria. Viruses can infect all forms of life, and 6 years after their discovery by Dmitri Ivanovsky in 1892, bacteriologist Ernest Hanbury Hankin reported that an unknown agent in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers could kill cholera.