- Bacteriology ×
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.
January 2, 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 "SrcA is a chaperone for the Salmonella SPI-2 type three secretion system effector SteD" and was chosen by Victor Cid.
November 8, 2018
Using mosquitoes infected with bacteria sounds like a strange way to prevent the spread of disease, but that is exactly how scientists have been making headlines in Australia, Florida and Brazil. In an effort to combat dengue fever and Zika virus, thousands of mosquitoes are being intentionally infected with a bacterium called Wolbachia and released around the world.
October 18, 2018
Each month, a manuscript published in our flagship journal Microbiology is chosen by a member of the Editorial Board. This month, the paper is New envelope stress factors involved in σE activation and conditional lethality of rpoE mutations in Salmonella enterica and was chosen by Dr David Grainger.
September 20, 2018
We all have insects in our homes, be it spiders, flies or bed-bugs. Their presence, although sometimes annoying, is not seen as anything sinister. But what bacteria could the creepy crawlies hiding under the sofa be carrying? Federica Boiocchi is a PhD student at Aston University in Birmingham. At the Early Career Microbiologists' Forum Summer Conference which took place in June, Federica won the poster competition with her poster 'Microbiological analysis of flying insects collected in the hospital environment and antibiotic resistance profiles of isolated bacterial strains.' Here, she discusses her research in greater detail, and what the she has learned so far during her PhD:
September 3, 2018
I am a multidisciplinary researcher, currently based at the School of Engineering at Cardiff University. My research transgresses a number of disciplines, including microbiology (my first love!), human cell physiology and microwave engineering. My work explores the use of bioluminescence as a non-invasive, label-free reporter to understand interactions between microwave fields and biological systems.
June 5, 2018
Dr Sarah Coulthurst is a Reader and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the University of Dundee, specialising in bacterial pathogens and protein secretion systems. In April, at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018, she was awarded the Fleming Prize for the outstanding research conducted within 12 years of receiving her PhD.
February 2, 2017
Streptomyces bacteria are some of the most studied microbes on the planet. This genus of soil-dwelling organisms is best known for being prolific producers of many of the antibiotics that we use clinically. However, despite 70 years of study, they still have secrets left to discover.