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March 11, 2020
Just over a year ago, I had the opportunity to attend a meeting in London celebrating the 10th anniversary of e-Bug as a member of the Microbiology Society. In addition to being a very enjoyable and informative meeting, it led to an exciting new partnership between e-Bug and Ukraine.
February 3, 2020
In November 2019, the Microbiology Society supported the online competition ‘I’m a Scientist, get me out of here!’ This programme connects scientists and school students in a fast-paced online chat. Here, the students have the opportunity to ask scientists anything they want and then vote for their favourite to win a cash prize. Dr Bruno Silvester Lopes won the Microbe Zone of November’s I’m a Scientist competition, and here he talks about what it meant to him.
January 30, 2020
After completing her undergraduate degree at University College London, Microbiology Society Champion Sreyashi travelled to her hometown to tackle the stigma and misconceptions surrounding tuberculosis in India. Using traditional art techniques, Sreyashi has established an initiative called 'Joi Hok!' which she has been taking to schools in Kolkata.
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.
September 23, 2019
Recently, a Microbiology Society Education and Outreach Grant was awarded to Saskia Bakker, Manager of the University of Warwick's advanced bioimaging Research Technology Platform (RTP). To help promote their research into the viruses in freshwater, Saskia and her colleagues have designed a number of ways to get the public involved and educate schoolchildren on freshwater viruses.
September 4, 2019
Blathnaid Mahon is a PhD candidate with the Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Ecology Group at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway. This year, Blathnaid was awarded an Education and Outreach Grant by the Microbiology Society. Here, she discusses the activities she ran at the NUIG's Youth Academy.
August 12, 2019
Danny Ward is a postgraduate researcher at the John Innes Centre, researching virulence and pathogenicity of plant-infecting and human-infecting bacteria. The 2019 Microbiology in Society Award was given to Danny to create the Microbe Zone in this autumn's I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here! competition; the online science engagement activity where school students connect with real scientists.
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.