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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 8, 2022
The Department of Biological Sciences at Adamas University, India, organised an Agar Art Contest on 19 September 2022. The event promoted the art and science of microbiology in alignment with the objectives of the Microbiology Society.
February 9, 2022
In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day is aimed at achieving gender equality and empowerment for women and girls by promoting full and equal access to and participation in science.
This year, we caught up with Champion Linda Boniface Oyama to discuss her experiences as a woman working in microbiology and find out what she’s doing to improve access to science for future generations.
“It is not important how fast, but how well you get to your career goal.” Linda Boniface Oyama
November 18, 2021
This year, LGBTQ+ STEM Day is on 18 November in honour of the 60th anniversary of American astronomer and gay activist Frank Kameny’s US Supreme Court fight against workplace discrimination. The day aims to celebrate and highlight the work and barriers of LGBTQIA+ people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Our Member Engagement and Communications Officer, Ffion, interviewed Champion Bruno Francesco Rodrigues de Oliveira about his experiences as a cis gay man, working as a marine bacteriologist in Brazil.
"Despite all the odds, being a scientist has made me discover the best part of myself and I couldn’t be happier." Bruno Francesco Rodrigues de Oliveira
August 2, 2021
In this blog, Microbiology Society Champion Victorien Dougnon discusses the webinar “Quality Assurance in Bacteriology” which took place in May 2021 and had over 100 participants.
July 22, 2021
In this blog, event organiser Dr Philippe Sessou reflects on the symposium Contribution of Microbiology to the challenges of Public Health. The symposium took on 11–21 March, 2021, online and at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin.
July 13, 2021
Sepsis is a major health problem in the world. According to Pasteur Institute, someone dies of sepsis every five seconds worldwide. On Friday 25 June 2021, the town of Abomey-Calavi and the University of Abomey-Calavi in the Republic of Benin hosted the celebration of World Sepsis Day. This organisation is attributed to a consortium consisting of PSR Finland, the Research Unit in Applied Microbiology and Pharmacology of Natural Substances, the Benin Young Academy Sciences and CeRADIS NGO with the institutional and technical support of the Ministry of Health of Benin, the American Society for Microbiology and the Microbiology Society.
June 8, 2021
In April, Microbiology Society champion Dr Victorien Tamègnon Dougnon, senior lecturer in microbiology at the University of Benin, partnered with the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, Ceradis, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Finlande and the American Society for Microbiology, to organise a webinar on sepsis. In this blog, Dr Dougnon reflects on the online event during which almost 50 health professionals shared their learnings.