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May 16, 2019
Last week, a group of Microbiology Society staff visited the Bacterial World exhibition at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and were lucky to be accompanied by our President, Judith Armitage, who was lead research consultant for the exhibition.
April 24, 2019
Following feedback from our members, we have increased the scope of our new, open access journal, Access Microbiology to include papers that discuss pedagogy, the science of teaching.
March 6, 2019
In February this year, the Northern Ireland Science Festival took place. Here, Chris Proctor, PhD student at Ulster University and Microbiology Society Champion discusses his contribution to the event.
February 20, 2019
As a budding researcher studying antibiotic resistance, I have always tried to find fun and interesting ways to convey our research during our outreach events. For me, the answer was with board games! After developing a small card game for a lab outreach event, followed by serendipitous conversation with a collaborator in South East Asia, a project was born: I would use my Professional Internships for PhD Students placement to go and create a board game to teach about antibiotic resistance in Bangkok, Thailand.
February 8, 2019
On 17-18 January, Microbiology Society member Dr Rachel Exley, lecturer at Oxford University, attended the Wellcome Trust to celebrate 10 years of e-Bug. The event focused on public education of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Here, Rachel discusses her experience at the event.
August 22, 2018
Next month, the Microbiology Society will host the 9th International Symposium on Testate Amoebae (ISTA9) in Belfast. What are testate amoebae, and how are scientists using them to determine what the landscape looked like thousands of years ago?
July 3, 2018
This week, Dr Lindsay Hall and her research group from the Quadram Institute are exhibiting ‘Guardians of the Gut’ at The Royal Society’s prestigious ‘Summer of Science’ event. The event is running from 2-8 July and is expected to receive over 14,000 visitors over this period. Here, Lindsay Hall discusses what this engagement opportunity means for her, and how the week is going so far
June 20, 2018
In a transformed quarry in the depths of Cornwall, the Eden Project celebrated the launch of its latest exhibition during the May half-term break. Invisible Worlds aims to educate the public about the many roles played by microbes in shaping our lives. Across the site, science and art are fused into an interactive experience that engages the senses and broadens the mind. We sent Microbiology Society Champion Michael Pascoe to the Eden Project to see Invisible Worlds during its launch week. Here, he writes about his experience.