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February 20, 2019
As a budding researcher studying antibiotic resistance, I have always tried to find fun and interesting ways to convey our research during our outreach events. For me, the answer was with board games! After developing a small card game for a lab outreach event, followed by serendipitous conversation with a collaborator in South East Asia, a project was born: I would use my Professional Internships for PhD Students placement to go and create a board game to teach about antibiotic resistance in Bangkok, Thailand.
February 8, 2019
On 17-18 January, Microbiology Society member Dr Rachel Exley, lecturer at Oxford University, attended the Wellcome Trust to celebrate 10 years of e-Bug. The event focused on public education of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Here, Rachel discusses her experience at the event.
December 17, 2018
Dr. Steve Ormerod, Professor of Biosciences at Cardiff University, Co-Director of the Cardiff Water Research Institute, and Vice President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), spoke at this month's Policy Lunchbox. In his talk on the importance of academic engagement with policy, Steve shared his personal experiences in engaging with the policy process and how other scientists can maximise their policy impact. Here, Eva Scholtus from the Microbiology Society’s Policy Team, summarises Steve’s key take-home messages for academics wanting to engage with policy-makers.
September 18, 2018
Microbes can colonise and transform environments that are considered harsh for humans. This was demonstrated by a team from the University of Manchester’s geomicrobiology group at Bluedot festival in their stall ‘Life at the Extremes’. This music festival, held at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, celebrates science, art and culture. This year, Bluedot was held between 19 and 22 July.
September 3, 2018
I am a multidisciplinary researcher, currently based at the School of Engineering at Cardiff University. My research transgresses a number of disciplines, including microbiology (my first love!), human cell physiology and microwave engineering. My work explores the use of bioluminescence as a non-invasive, label-free reporter to understand interactions between microwave fields and biological systems.
July 3, 2018
This week, Dr Lindsay Hall and her research group from the Quadram Institute are exhibiting ‘Guardians of the Gut’ at The Royal Society’s prestigious ‘Summer of Science’ event. The event is running from 2-8 July and is expected to receive over 14,000 visitors over this period. Here, Lindsay Hall discusses what this engagement opportunity means for her, and how the week is going so far
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.
June 4, 2018
Dr Tansy Hammarton is a Senior Lecturer in parasitology at the University of Glasgow. At the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018, she was awarded the 2018 Peter Wildy Prize for her outstanding contribution to science communication and education.