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October 3, 2019
Microbiology Society Champions are members who do that little bit more for the Society. They help raise our profile and the raise awareness and understanding of microbiology in their local area. Here are some of the events held by our Champions in the past months.
September 23, 2019
Recently, a Microbiology Society Education and Outreach Grant was awarded to Saskia Bakker, Manager of the University of Warwick's advanced bioimaging Research Technology Platform (RTP). To help promote their research into the viruses in freshwater, Saskia and her colleagues have designed a number of ways to get the public involved and educate schoolchildren on freshwater viruses.
September 4, 2019
Blathnaid Mahon is a PhD candidate with the Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Ecology Group at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway. This year, Blathnaid was awarded an Education and Outreach Grant by the Microbiology Society. Here, she discusses the activities she ran at the NUIG's Youth Academy.
July 2, 2019
The research group of Dr Kim Hardie are at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition this week. In collaboration with Professor Morgan Alexander, they will be delivering a stand called ‘Super Biomaterials to fight Super Bugs’. Over 14,000 people are expected to visit this free event, which takes place from 1 July to 7 July. Here, Dr Hardie discusses what has led up to launching their ‘Great Greeting Experiment’ at this year’s exhibition.
June 21, 2019
The Balmoral Show is an annual event held in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. The show is Northern Ireland’s largest agri-food event and provides an opportunity for the public to learn more about a range of subjects, including where their food comes from and how it is made. Importantly, it provides an opportunity for a range of government departments to engage with the public and raise awareness around important issues.
June 17, 2019
The Peter Wildy Prize Lecture is awarded each year for outstanding contributions to microbiology education or the communication of microbiology to the public. Professor Laura Bowater (University of East Anglia) won this year’s prize for her work as a committed science communicator who has engaged with a variety of audiences using different media and activities to raise awareness about the role of microbiology in society and of the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance.
June 14, 2019
This month on Microbe Talk is the second episode of Domino Effect, the podcast series where a Microbiology Society member is interviewed by another microbiologist who they have never met before. In this episode, Dr Lena Ciric, senior lecturer at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at University College London (UCL) is interviewed by Sarah Jones, PhD student studying Geomicrobiology at Birkbeck and UCL.
June 4, 2019
This year, there were over 600 Pint of Science events across the UK. Pint of Science is a worldwide science festival which brings researchers to your local pub/cafe to present their scientific discoveries. We caught up with Rebecca Hall, who took part in York's Ecology and Evolution session earlier this month.