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January 23, 2020
Each year, the Microbiology Society awards a number of grants that enable undergraduates to work on microbiological research projects during the summer vacation. Over the next few months, we’ll be posting a series of articles from members who were awarded Harry Smith Vacation Studentships this summer. This week is Annie Clarke, a final year Biomedical Science student at the University of Hertfordshire.
January 16, 2020
It can take as long as five days to determine which antibiotic treatments are likely to be effective in clearing a bacterial infection. These long wait-times can lead to ineffective antibiotics being used, delaying patient recovery and contributing to the increase of antimicrobial resistance. But is there a better way? In this blog, Kerry Falconer PhD student at the University of St Andrews discusses her research.
January 7, 2020
Each year, the Microbiology Society awards a number of grants that enable undergraduates to work on microbiological research projects during the summer vacation. Over the next few months, we’ll be posting a series of articles from members who were awarded Harry Smith Vacation Studentships this summer. This week focuses on some of our members who supervised students during their summer projects.
October 25, 2019
During the week beginning 12 August 2019, a number of postgraduate students at Maynooth University ran a summer school for undergraduate students. Here, PhD student Gerard Sheehan discusses the activities that took place during the week and how it went.
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.
September 9, 2019
The Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year Prize is awarded by the Society each year. The prize recognises and rewards excellence in science communication by a Microbiology Society member who is a postgraduate student or postdoctoral researcher, having gained their PhD in the last two years. Two finalists are shortlisted from each of the Society’s Divisions based on a presentation given at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference or Irish Division meetings. The nine young scientists on this shortlist will give a 15-minute presentation at the Microbiology Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 12 September. In the run up to the AGM, we will be getting to know the finalists.