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A day in the life of an NHS Clinical Scientist
July 5, 2022
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) celebrates its birthday on 5 July. It was on this day in 1948 that the service was born, with the aim of providing free healthcare to all. To highlight what it’s like to work in microbiology in the NHS, member Dr Benjamin Johns (@DrBenJohns) tells us about his role as a Clinical Scientist in the Public Health Wales NHS Trust.
JMM Editor’s Choice: COVID-19 co-infection in the critically ill
July 15, 2021
In this blog, Professor Kim Hardie discusses “Co-infection in critically ill patients with COVID-19: an observational cohort study from England”, which was chosen as Editor’s Choice for the Journal of Medical Microbiology after it's publication in April.
Sepsis in Benin: diagnosis and management
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.
Combatting antimicrobial resistance in Benin
May 10, 2021
Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health problem worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) is making it a priority, intensifying both prevention strategies based on awareness, monitoring and eradication. In developing countries, scientific research is a strong weapon to optimise the diagnosis of antimicrobial resistance and propose alternatives. In this blog, Microbiology Society Champion Dr Victorien Tamègnon Dougnon discusses his research into developing drugs from medicinal plants.
FIS 2019: Improving the dialogue between health-related professionals and career scientists
December 19, 2019
Over 600 delegates attended the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) 2019 in November this year. The meeting, hosted by the Microbiology Society, was held in Edinburgh and provided a unique interface for delegates from diverse backgrounds, all with an interest in infection, to interact.
The Interface of Microbiology and Medicine
October 16, 2019
On July 23, the Microbiology Society supported a national seminar titled ‘Interface of Microbiology and Medicine’ at Adamas University, India. The seminar was organised by the Department of Microbiology, School of Life Science and Biotechnology. Here Microbiology Society Champion Arindam Mitra discusses the event.
JMM Editor's Choice: using genetics to identify new antifungal targets
October 4, 2019
The Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) is a journal published by the Microbiology Society, focused on providing a comprehensive coverage of medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. This month, Dr Stephen Michell has selected an outstanding paper from the October issue to highlight as Editor's Choice. The paper, titled 'Sensitivity of the Candida albicans trehalose-deficient mutants tps1Δ and tps2Δ to amphotericin B and micafungin' discusses a potential new target for antifungal medication.
JMM Editor's Choice: a new skin test for latent tuberculosis
September 5, 2019
The Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) is a journal published by the Microbiology Society, focused on providing a comprehensive coverage of medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. This month, Associate Professor Rikke Louise Meyer has selected an outstanding paper from the July issue to highlight as Editor's Choice. The paper, titled 'Application of transdermal patches with new skin test reagents for detection of latent tuberculosis' discusses a new diagnostic tool to identify patients with dormant tuberculosis.