- Microbiome ×
February 19, 2020
The Junior Awards for Microbiology (JAM Talks) is a monthly seminar series based in Birmingham that allows early career researchers to gain experience presenting to an audience of their peers. Eleanor Townsend, researcher at the University of Warwick, presented her work at the October JAM Talks in 2019. Here Eleanor takes us through her research.
August 5, 2019
The Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) is a journal published by the Microbiology Society, focused on providing a comprehensive coverage of medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. This month, Dr Direk Limmathurotsakul has selected an outstanding paper from the July issue to highlight as Editor's Choice. The paper, titled 'Analysis of the effect of smoking on the buccal microbiome using next-generation sequencing technology' discusses the effect smoking tobacco has on bacterial communities that exist on the inside of the cheek.
Poo and puns: recent representations of faecal microbiota transplants in English-language news media
July 30, 2019
Bacteria, germs, poo...these are words that normally don't evoke images of health and happiness. The relationship between humans and bacteria is often understood as a combative one. Bacteria are an enemy that must be fought and we have been fighting them for many years. We have been fighting them in the toilets, we have been fighting them in the kitchens and we have been fighting them in hospitals. All the while bacteria have been mounting a resistance to the weaponry – such as antibiotics – we use to fight them. And so, the fight goes on.
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.
November 28, 2018
The need to feed an ever growing global population while also being required to limit the negative impacts on the environment associated with livestock production is a major challenge for global agriculture. Methane originating from ruminant livestock production is responsible for nearly 40% of global agriculture’s emissions, with cattle identified as the main contributor.
October 24, 2018
Dr Stafford Vigors is a researcher at Teagasc, a Food Research Centre in Ashtown, Dublin. At the 2018 Microbes and Mucosal Surfaces Focused Meeting, Stafford presented his research ‘Analysis of the intestinal microbiome of pigs divergent in feed efficiency.’ Here, he explains how differences in the gut microbiome could improve - or hinder - pig growth on farms.
June 27, 2018
The study of microbes helps us to understand our world and our place within it. In celebration of World Microbiome Day on 27 June, the Microbiology Society and the British Society for Immunology have collaborated to curate a freely-available collection of microbiome research and review articles published in our journals.
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.