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December 16, 2019
From 4-6 November 2019, Microbial Genomics (MGen) helped support Editor Jessica Kissinger to attend the 35th Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Protozoology and the 46th Annual Meeting on Basic Research in Chagas’ Disease in Caxambu, Brazil. She presented a roundtable talk, a poster, promoted the journal and awarded two poster prizes in the area of genomics on behalf of MGen. Here, she discusses her experience at this long-running meeting focused on eukaryotic micro-organisms.
November 22, 2019
As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, we are continuing our New Antibiotics Needed blog series detailing the twelve pathogens thought by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to pose the greatest threat to human health. Next on the list is Streptococcus pneumoniae.
November 18, 2019
In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the ‘12 Priority Pathogens’: a list of twelve microbes that are becoming increasingly resistant to current antimicrobials. These twelve pathogens are thought by WHO to pose the greatest threat to human health. To promote awareness during Antibiotics Awareness Week, we will be publishing three more blogs in our New Antibiotics Needed blog series starting with Acinetobacter baumannii.
October 21, 2019
Whole genome sequencing has revolutionised many fields of study, not least microbiology. In a short time, its use in research has significantly improved our knowledge of bacteria and viruses. Earlier this year, Carmen Sheppard hosted a workshop on whole genome sequencing of Streptococcus pneumoniae in a public health reference laboratory. This meeting was supported by funding from the Microbiology Society.
July 15, 2019
In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the ’12 Priority Pathogens’: a list of twelve microbes that are becoming increasingly resistant to current antimicrobials. These twelve pathogens are thought by WHO to pose the greatest threat to human health.
July 8, 2019
From 5–7 June, Microbial Genomics supported Ayorinde Afolayan to attend the Applied Bioinformatics and Public Health Conference (ABPHM) at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Ayorinde recently completed his PhD in pharmaceutical microbiology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and was able to attend ABPHM and present a poster at the event. Here, he discusses his experience at the event.
June 27, 2019
Today is World Microbiome Day, an event led by APC Microbiome Ireland to recognise and celebrate the impact of the microbiome in human, animal and environmental health. Here, Alan Walker, Senior Editor of Microbial Genomics, explains why the growth of microbiome research shows no sign of slowing down and how the Microbiology Society's journals can support microbiome researchers.
June 12, 2019
On the second day of Annual Conference 2019, Dr Christof Fellmann presented the Microbiology Society Prize Medal Lecture on behalf of Professor Jennifer Doudna. Professor Doudna was awarded the prize in recognition for her fundamental work on CRISPR–Cas systems – used by bacteria and archaea as adaptive immunity against foreign genetic elements such as viruses. The Prize Medal is awarded annually to an outstanding microbiologist who is a global leader in their field and whose work has had a far-reaching impact beyond the discipline of microbiology.