• Circular Economy explainer

    06 May 2020 Publication

    In an increasingly expanding global economy, within a resource-constrained environment; concerns over the exploitation and possible future scarcity of natural resources are rapidly rising. In recent years, interest in a circular model that looks beyond the current linear ‘takemake-waste’ industrial model, has surged among scientists, policy makers and business actors. The circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.

  • Soil Health explainer

    06 May 2020 Publication

    The quality of soil and its suitability for growing crops has been important since humans  developed agriculture. Back in 1888, Rhizobium spp. were found living in the roots of leguminous plants; first suggesting the importance of soil microbes. It is now known that soil microbiomes are diverse communities with complex interactions, made up of a vast array of bacteria, fungi, archaea, protists and viruses, which are crucial for carbon and nutrient cycling, plant health and even soil structure.

  • Antimicrobial Resistance explainer

    06 May 2020 Publication

    In 2015 the United Nations (UN) adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of  targets for the world to achieve by 2030. AMR is a very real threat to achieving the UN SDGs,  particularly those associated with poverty, food production, the environment and sustainable economic growth. AMR is a naturally occurring process, whereby micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites) can change and adapt over time, either by modifying the target of the antimicrobial, or by developing and exchanging resistance genes.

  • Understanding viruses and challenges in microbiology

    05 May 2020 Article

  • New frontiers in microbiology

    05 May 2020 Article

  • 75 years on: a brief update on the history of the Microbiology Society

    05 May 2020 Article

  • News

    05 May 2020 Article

  • Editorial

    05 May 2020 Article

  • From the Chief Executive

    05 May 2020 Article

  • Member Q&A: Arno Fricke

    05 May 2020 Article

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