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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.
January 28, 2020
In 2019, Microbiology Society Champions Amy Sterling and Chris Proctor took over the University of Ulster's Twitter account to support World Antibiotics Awareness Week. Here, they discuss what they did and why it is important to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance in a variety of formats.
January 13, 2020
As part of Biology Week last year, Microbiology Society Champion Dr Linda Oyama took some time out from caring for her 8-week-old twins to teach primary school girls about DNA along with a team of female scientists from Queen's University, Belfast. Here, Linda reflects on the day.
November 13, 2019
On 31 July–2 August 2019, researchers from all over the world gathered in Newcastle for Designer Biology 2019 - the biannual conference of the Synthetic Biology community. As Microbiology Society Champions at the host institution for the event, Newcastle University, we were delighted to be part of the organising committee.