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July 16, 2019
The Microbiology Society's Journal of General Virology has recently formed an affiliation with the American Society for Virology (ASV). Here, we caught up with Professor Andy Pekosz, President of ASV about why it is important for learned societies to collaborate, and the ASV's upcoming annual meeting in Minnesota.
June 28, 2019
This year's Early Career Microbiologists' (ECM) Forum Summer Conference took place at the Moyne Institute, Trinity College Dublin on 20–21 June. We’ve turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the meeting.
June 18, 2019
Professor Gordan Dougan, FRS (University of Cambridge, UK) was awarded the Marjory Stephenson Prize at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2019. He gave his talk on ‘Putting genomics into action'. In this post, Matt Bassett gives us an overview of the lecture which you can watch below.
June 13, 2019
The winner of the 2019 Fleming Prize was Professor Peter Fineran, Associate Professor and Rutherford Discovery Fellow at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Presented with his award for outstanding research at the Microbiology Society's Annual Conference 2019, Professor Fineran gave a talk on his research around phage resistance systems, specifically CRISPR-Cas and toxin-antitoxin/abortive infection systems.
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.
May 24, 2019
As part of the celebrations for our 75th anniversary, we’re inviting the microbiology community to submit images related to the microbiological world to help highlight how microbiology answers big questions by giving us knowledge of very small things. We welcome images of your science, of nature, of people, places and events that will inspire, inform and demonstrate how the study of microbes helps us to understand our world and our place within it. Photography can be a little daunting if you’ve never done much more than snap memory shots with your phone or compact camera, so we asked Matt Bassett, Content & Media Officer at the Microbiology Society to share his thoughts, hints and tips for photography.
April 24, 2019
Following feedback from our members, we have increased the scope of our new, open access journal, Access Microbiology to include papers that discuss pedagogy, the science of teaching.
January 23, 2019
Last year, the Microbiology Society and Amazing Microbiology Nepal once again collaborated to host a number of activities. Society Champion, Manoj Pradhan, is the person behind Amazing Microbiology Nepal, which is primarily a Facebook group. Members of this group share ideas and also organise events, workshops and conferences.