• Microbe Talk - Knocking Out AMR: fixing the broken innovation pipeline

    May 17, 2024

    Yesterday, we released our vision statement for Knocking Out Antimicrobial Resistance, the Society's new cross-disciplinary project. It outlined the key issues faced by the AMR community: the lack of understanding of the urgency of the crisis, a fragmented AMR landscape and a broken innovation pipeline.

    So for this special Knocking Out AMR episode of Microbe Talk Clare spoke to Professor Paul Hoskisson to pick his brain on his latest venture: a one million pound project to use food by-products make antimicrobial production more cost effective and sustainable.

  • A de-brief from the Microbiology Safety Workshop 2024

    May 17, 2024

    Dr Elizabeth Darby reports on the Microbiology Safety Workshop held on 24th-25th January at the Microbiology Society. 

  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Becky Thomas

    May 16, 2024

    Celebrated annually on the third Thursday of May, Global Accessibility Awareness Day aims to bring awareness to the importance of having conversations about accessibility and highlights the need for inclusive experiences that are accessible to everyone and inclusive for Disabled people. This year, Society member Becky Thomas shares her experiences and insights from attending the Society’s Annual Conference, coupled with the Disabled and Neurodivergent Members Social.

  • Recognising a legacy for the community – Dr Sarah Hooper reviews ‘Chemical Disinfection and Sterilisation’

    May 16, 2024

    In 2020, the Microbiology Society was generously left with an extensive and wide-ranging selection of scientific works by long-standing member, Dr Bernard Dixon. Bernard was a well-known scientific communicator, perhaps most notably as the Editor of New Scientist in the 1970s.
     

  • On the limits of 16S rRNA gene-based functional profiling

    May 14, 2024

    Monica Matchado and Markus List take us behind the scenes of their latest publication 'On the limits of 16S rRNA gene-based metagenome prediction and functional profiling' published in Microbial Genomics

  • From Custom Pipeline to Scalable Software: Assembling Complete Bacterial Genomes From Long and Hybrid Reads with Hybracter

    May 13, 2024

    George Bouras takes us behind the scenes of their latest publication 'Hybracter: enabling scalable, automated, complete and accurate bacterial genome assemblies' published in Microbial Genomics.

  • From sandstone to the sea: exploring May's microbial discoveries

    May 1, 2024

    Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 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.

  • Why wildlife sampling is hard

    April 26, 2024

    Rachael Tarlinton takes us behind the scenes of their latest publication 'Lack of detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wildlife from Kerala, India in 2020–21' published in Access Microbiology

  • Recognising a legacy for the community – Professor Kim Hardie reviews ‘Practical Electron Microscopy’

    April 25, 2024

    In 2020 the Microbiology Society was generously left an extensive and wide-ranging selection of scientific works by long-standing member, Dr Bernard Dixon. Bernard was a well-known scientific communicator, perhaps most notably as the Editor of New Scientist in the 1970s.

  • A (brain) slice of the Rift Valley fever virus puzzle

    April 24, 2024

    Kaleigh A. Connors takes us behind the scenes of their latest publication 'Acute Rift Valley fever virus infection induces inflammatory cytokines and cell death in ex vivo rat brain slice culture' published in Journal of General Virology.