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May 3, 2021
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 Marjory Stephenson Prize winner, Professor Laura Piddock, University of Birmingham, to ask a few questions about her award and how this has impacted her research since.
April 20, 2021
Last Summer, the Microbiology Society secured a Learned Society Curation Award from the Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. This was provided to us following our application to develop our sound science, open access journal, Access Microbiology, into an open research platform.
March 2, 2021
Each month, a manuscript published in our flagship journal Microbiology is chosen by a member of the Editorial Board. This month, the paper is titled ‘Improved growth and morphological plasticity of Haloferax volcanii’ and was chosen by Professor Tracy Palmer.
February 9, 2021
Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM), which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are some of the new species that have been discovered and the places they’ve been found.
January 22, 2021
In November 2020, the Microbiology Society held a one-week digital event series to celebrate the impact of microbiologists’ past, present and future. The event, called ‘Why Microbiologists Matter,’ included a two-day Fleming Showcase in celebration of the Society’s 75th Anniversary. The showcase included a series of guest lectures from outstanding microbiologists and five-minute thesis presentations from early career microbiologists. Here, the speakers answer some of the questions submitted after their talks.
January 6, 2021
Each month, a manuscript published in our flagship journal Microbiology is chosen by a member of the Editorial Board. This month, the paper is titled ‘Effect of host-mimicking medium and biofilm growth on the ability of colistin to kill Pseudomonas aeruginosa’ and was chosen by Dr Jen Cavet.
December 4, 2020
In this blog, we will look back at the some of the most popular research published in the Microbiology Society’s journals this year.
November 17, 2020
The Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year Prize is awarded by the Society each year. The prize recognises and rewards excellence in science communication by a Microbiology Society member who is a postgraduate student or postdoctoral researcher, having gained their PhD in the last two years. The young scientists on this shortlist will give a 15-minute presentation at Why Microbiologists Matter on Wednesday 25 November. In the run up to the event, we will be getting to know the finalists.