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March 4, 2021
There is probably more misinformation about vaccines on the internet than any other topic. As we are the largest learned microbiological society in the UK, we decided to do something about it. In the first of our ‘Ask a Microbiologist’ series, we asked three experts some of the most commonly googled questions about vaccines.
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.
June 7, 2018
On 14-15 June, the Early Careers Microbiologists’ Forum Conference 2018 will be held at the University of Birmingham. The Conference will give Early Career Microbiologists the opportunity to present their research, network and attend professional development sessions. Lee Sherry provides some background of his work developing novel polio vaccines, which he will present during his talk at the ECM Forum Conference 2018.
June 5, 2018
In April at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018, Professor Geoffrey Smith from the University of Cambridge was awarded the Marjory Stephenson Prize. He gave his talk on 'Vaccinia Virus: a portrait of a poxvirus'. In this post, Alison Sinclair gives us an overview of the lecture, which you can watch below.
February 3, 2017
When you think of a herd, you probably think of cows, wildebeest or buffalo. In the animal world, there is safety in numbers – more pairs of eyes to look out for predators, for example.
April 14, 2016
Vaccines are an essential component of public health, keeping people safe against disease. But how do they work, how are they manufactured and what are the challenges involved? We spoke to Dr Sarah Gilbert from the Jenner Institute to find out more.
October 23, 2015
24 October is World Polio Day. The day was established by Rotary International over ten years ago, to mark the birth of Jonas Salk, who developed the first effective polio vaccine with his team in 1952. Since then, we have almost completely eliminated polio worldwide – but the virus remains endemic to some countries, meaning people everywhere are still at risk.
April 1, 2015
New research being presented today at the Annual Conference describes how the blood serum of people who have recovered from the SARS (serious acute respiratory syndrome) coronavirus can neutralise the MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) coronavirus, which was recently discovered in Saudi Arabia.