Microbe Talk: Improving the lifespan of antibiotics in Canada

Posted on August 9, 2019   by Laura Cox

This month on the podcast, we spoke with Dr Mayri Alessandra Diaz De Rienzo, Ale for short, who is lecturer in Biotechnology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Ale is currently in Quebec, Canada, visiting the lab of Professor Eric Déziel on a Microbiology Society Research Visit Grant. Ale has travelled to Canada to research how biosurfactants can work with antibiotics to make infections easier to treat, and how they might be able to improve the lifespan of antibiotics.

Improving the lifespan of antibiotics in Canada

The Microbiology Society offers Research Visit Grants of up to £3000 to support members planning a short research visit to another laboratory. Visit our grants page to find out more about grants the Society offers and how to apply. 

Grant applications can be challenging, and it is difficult to know what reviewers are looking for. In a recent Q&A published on the blog, grant reviewers Dr Sarah Maddocks and Dr Douglas Browning give their advice on how to write a stronger grant application. 

To celebrate the Microbiology Society’s 75th Anniversary we will be hosting the Fleming Showcase ahead of our flagship Annual Conference 2020. The Fleming Showcase will focus on the influence of both established and up-and-coming scientists in addressing global challenges and will offer an opportunity to hear the legacy of past Fleming Prize winners. It will also celebrate the impact of microbiologists past, present and future.

Final year PhD students (and those within a year of completion), are invited to take part in a series of five-minute thesis slots – designed for the best early career microbiologists to present their research in front of world-renowned scientists.  

To find out more information about the event and  how to submit a graphical abstract visit our website.