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July 10, 2020
In May, nine-year-old Holly shared with us her impressive lockdown science project, which included four homegrown fungi colonies. In this blog post, we will be going through some responses to Holly’s colonies.
May 28, 2020
Earlier this month, we were contacted about a very important request: help with nine-year-old (nearly 10!) Holly's lockdown science project. Holly 'accidentally' grew some pretty amazing fungi in a home petri dish and has asked our members for help in identifying them.
April 22, 2020
Each year, the Microbiology Society awards five Prize Lectures in recognition of significant contributions to microbiology. The awards celebrate the outstanding applications of microbiology to research, education and translation and all members are invited to nominate an outstanding microbiologist for a Microbiology Society Prize. We got in touch with former Peter Wildy Prize winner Dr Tansy Hammarton, University of Glasgow to ask her a few questions about her award and how this has impacted her research and engagement work since.
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 27, 2020
Rising antibiotic resistance by pathogenic micro-organisms is a major health concern, as it’s leading to a huge rise in untreatable, life-threatening infections, especially in hospital environments. In addition, these pathogens can also create biofilms, which gives them further protection against antibiotics, detergents and our immune systems.
February 25, 2020
Between Tuesday 10 and Friday 13 September, the British Science Festival Coventry and Warwickshire took place, with a diverse programme of talks, debates and activities taking place around the city. Research Fellow at the University of Warwick and Microbiology Society Champion, Dr Marwa Hassan hosted a stand at the festival, where she helped to educate the public about biofilms and antimicrobial resistance.
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.