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Ask A Microbiologist: What is Monkeypox?
May 25, 2022
With declared cases of monkeypox increasing in the UK and internationally, we spoke to Professor Neil Mabbott, Personal Chair of Immunopathology and Director of Teaching at the Roslin Institute and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh. We asked him some common questions about monkeypox.
Microbe Talk: more vaccine questions answered
March 12, 2021
In this episode of Microbe Talk, Dr John Tregoning and Professor Nicola Stonehouse answer some more of the most frequently asked questions about vaccines.
Ask a Microbiologist: Vaccines
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.
Sequencing the genome of Streptococcus pneumoniae
October 21, 2019
Whole genome sequencing has revolutionised many fields of study, not least microbiology. In a short time, its use in research has significantly improved our knowledge of bacteria and viruses. Earlier this year, Carmen Sheppard hosted a workshop on whole genome sequencing of Streptococcus pneumoniae in a public health reference laboratory. This meeting was supported by funding from the Microbiology Society.
Microbe Talk: MicroNews July
July 26, 2019
This is the first episode of MicroNews, where we discuss the times microbiology and microbiologists have been on TV, in the papers and trending online. This month, Laura and Matt talk about the HPV vaccine, fungal diseases and antimicrobial resistance. We also hear from Professor Sally Bloomfield who talks about the link between allergies and hygiene.
JMM Editor's Choice: Developing vaccines against Staphylococcus epidermidis
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.
New antibiotics needed: Haemophilus influenzae
March 14, 2019
In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the ’12 Priority Pathogens’: a list of twelve microbes that are becoming increasingly resistant to current antimicrobials. These twelve pathogens are thought by WHO to pose the greatest threat to human health.
Microbe Talk: February Flu Review
February 15, 2019
This month on Microbe Talk, the Microbiology Society's podcast, we discuss the influenza vaccine with two experts, Dr John McCauley and Dr Othmar Engelhardt.