Keeping up with virus taxonomy: rod-shaped viruses, cancer-associated viruses and viruses that infect archaea
October 15, 2019
Continuing the ‘Keeping up with virus taxonomy’ blog series, in this post we look at the viruses that infect archaea that thrive in some of the most hostile environments on Earth, viruses that keep crop pest populations under control and a virus that has been linked to cancer in raccoons.
October 14, 2019
This is a special Microbiology Today edition of the podcast. The latest issue of the Society’s magazine, Microbiology Today, focuses on arboviruses and their vectors. In this episode, we discuss some of the prevention strategies and ways of managing arboviruses and their vectors with John Carr from the University of Cambridge and Ewa Chrostek from the University of Liverpool.
October 11, 2019
On 24–25 October, the Focused Meeting Microbes in Medicine: A Century of Microbiology at Trinity College Dublin is taking place at Trinity College Dublin. In this Q&A we share some more information about the event.
October 10, 2019
In September, Gillian Carney attended the 20th Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Microorganisms (CHRO) conference in Belfast. Here, she details her experience.
October 8, 2019
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.
October 7, 2019
This year, the Microbiology Society’s journals will be sponsoring oral and poster prizes at conferences and meetings around the world. We will be getting to know a little more about the winners and their research.
October 4, 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 Stephen Michell has selected an outstanding paper from the October issue to highlight as Editor's Choice. The paper, titled 'Sensitivity of the Candida albicans trehalose-deficient mutants tps1Δ and tps2Δ to amphotericin B and micafungin' discusses a potential new target for antifungal medication.
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.