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April 26, 2020
Fungal diseases have an enormous public health impact worldwide, with low and middle-income countries disproportionately affected by fungal pathogens. Here, Dr Gerard Sheehan, Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, explains why it is important to research fungal diseases.
February 24, 2020
Supported by the Microbiology Society, the inaugural Group A Streptococcus (GAS) UK meeting was hosted at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in October 2019. Here we talk to organisers Dr Helge Dorfmueller, Dr Claire Turner and Dr Alex McCarthy about their experience of the event.
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.
May 30, 2019
Anaerobe 2019: Changing perceptions of anaerobic bacteria; from pathogen to the normal microbiota and back is taking place 13–14 June 2019 at Jurys Inn Cardiff. The meeting is being organised by the Microbiology Society in collaboration with the Society for Anaerobic Microbiology and Welsh Microbiological Association. We spoke with one of the organisers, Trefor Morris, about the upcoming meeting.
May 7, 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 Kim Hardie has selected an outstanding paper from the May issue to highlight as Editor's Choice. The paper, titled 'Synthesis of conjugated PIA-rSesC and immunological evaluation against biofilm-forming Staphylococcus epidermidis' discusses strategies researchers are using to develop a conjugate vaccine against S. epidermidis.
April 3, 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 Arunaloke Chakrabarti, has selected an outstanding paper from the April issue to highlight as Editor’s Choice. The paper, titled 'Comparison of new and classical point mutations associated with clarithromycin resistance in Helicobacter pylori strains isolated from dyspeptic patients and their effects on phenotypic clarithromycin resistance' discusses the factors contributing to resistance in H. pylori.
March 24, 2019
What happens when a city experiences an epidemic of an unknown pathogen? This is the question we set out to answer as part of ‘Belfast on the Brink’ - an immersive, interactive experience designed for the NI Science Festival by members of the Medicine, Health and Life Sciences faculty at Queen’s University Belfast. Over 50 people attended this ticketed event, which was open to anyone over the age of eight.
November 14, 2018
Continuing on our New Antibiotics Needed blog series, today we will be exploring β-lactamase-producing and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae.