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October 12, 2021
Arindam Mitra, Microbiology Society Champion and Professor of Microbiology at Adamas University, India, organised the online championship event ‘Champions Talk’ with collaboration from Microbiology Society champions and supported by the Microbiology Society and Adamas University. The event was for and by the Microbiology Society Champions who came together from different parts of the world to talk about their research and celebrate “International Micro-organism Day” on 17 September 2021.
Sequencing in West Africa: 75 researchers strengthened through the first edition of 'Microbes Minutes'
October 7, 2021
Despite recent sequencing technologies, West Africa seems to be lagging behind the rest of the world. Sequencing platforms are not abundant, and capacity building is necessary. To fill this gap, the Beninese team of the SEBA project ‘Strengthening expertise and bioinformatics to control antimicrobial resistance in West Africa,’ collaborated with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Microbiology Society to organise the first edition of the ‘Microbes Minutes’ initiative. 75 researchers from Benin, Chad, Nigeria, Russia, Denmark and Burkina Faso attended the first session.
September 23, 2021
The Microbiology Society’s third Focused Meeting of the year, Avian Infectious Diseases 2021, took place digitally on 15–17 September 2021. The aim of the event was to bring together the scientific community to help find solutions to the biggest challenges in avian infectious diseases and provide a forum for discussion not only on individual pathogens, but also on cross-cutting areas of relevance to multiple infections. Here, we look back on the three-day event with a view from Twitter.
July 23, 2021
The Microbiology Society’s second Focused Meeting of the year, Anaerobe 2021: The Microbiota and Beyond, took place digitally on 15–16 July 2021. The aim of the event was to provide clinical microbiologists, infectious disease researchers and specialists with insights into the current and future impact of anaerobic bacteria in human health and disease. Here, we look back on the two-day event with a view from Twitter.
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.
June 1, 2021
The Peter Wildy Prize, named in honour of former President of the Microbiology Society Norman Peter Leete Wildy, is awarded annually to an individual that has championed outreach activities and enhanced the knowledge of microbiology as a subject. This year’s winner, Dr Elisabeth Bik from Harbers Bik LLC, USA, presented her talk titled ‘Hashtag microbiome: how to be an effective 21st Century science communicator’.
May 27, 2021
The Unilever Colworth Prize, sponsored by the Unilever Safety and Environmental Assurance Center is awarded annually to an individual that has made an outstanding contribution to translational microbiology. At the Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference Online 2021, this year’s winner, Professor Azra Ghani from Imperial College London, presented her talk titled ‘Getting back on track: the tools and strategies needed to achieve malaria elimination and eradication’.
May 14, 2021
After a tumultuous year in 2020, delegates from around the world were able to attend Annual Conference Online 2021 (26–30 April) from the comfort of homes or offices, for the first ever digital version of our flagship event. In addition to the scientific programme, socials and online networking opportunities, photos of delegates' pets continued to raise our spirits throughout the week. This blog features their contributions to Conference.