• Coronastream April 2022: second anniversary edition

    May 6, 2022

    In this special blog series, medical microbiologists led by Dr Tim Inglis summarise some of the research that will be essential to inform COVID-19 countermeasures. Find out more about the project in Dr Inglis' Editorial 'Logic in the time of coronavirus', published in theJournal of Medical Microbiology

  • Microbe Talk: Annual Conference 22 Highlights

    April 29, 2022

    On this month's MicrobeTalk, Matt takes a look back at Annual Conference; talking to delegates and staff of the Society about our first in-person conference since 2019.

  • Celebration of excellence in research in Benin

    April 22, 2022

    Supporting excellence in the world of science is the leitmotiv of the National Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters of Benin (ANSALB). On Thursday, 10 February 2022, a delegation of ANSALB visited the facilities of the Research Unit in Applied Microbiology and Pharmacology of Natural Substances (U.R.M.A.Pha), a team of young Beninese researchers who have written their names in gold letters in the world of higher education and scientific research. The objective of this visit was to better discover this unit which impacts the institutional landscape of research at the national and international level.

  • Annual Conference 2022 - a view from Twitter

    April 20, 2022

    On 4–7 April 2022, we hosted Annual Conference 2022. This was the first time in three years that the Society returned to an in-person event! We’ve turned to Twitter to take a look back at some of the highlights!

  • Q&A with Peter Collins

    April 5, 2022

    Peter Collins (historian of science and Emeritus Director of the Royal Society) has been exploring the history of our founding journal, Microbiology, in celebration of its 75th anniversary. He recently published the first in a series of historical articles, 'How Microbiology started' and will be sharing an insight into the history of the journal at the Microbiology 75th Anniversary Drinks Reception. In this Q&A, we get to know Peter Collins and how he became interested in this area.

  • International Transgender Day of Visibility: James Oliver

    March 30, 2022

    International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) was founded by trans activist, Rachel Crandall; it takes place on 31 March every year to celebrate trans and non-binary people as well as raise awareness of the discrimination faced by trans people.

    Back in July 2019, we interviewed member and Champion, James Oliver, for LGBTSTEM Day (now LGBTQ+ STEM Day) and we thought TDoV would be a good opportunity to catch up with him to find out how life has changed over the last few years and allow him to share his experiences.


    I encourage embracing your identity as much as possible, but sometimes you need to prioritise your safety before you focus on anything else.” James Oliver

  • Microbe Talk: A behind the scenes look at Annual Conference

    March 25, 2022

    In this episode of Microbe Talk, Charlie takes us on a behind the scenes tour of the Microbiology Society's Annual Conference preparations and talks to some staff members about this year's event. 

  • Bacterial genome annotation - handling and taking advantage of a multimillion protein sequence space

    March 25, 2022

     Oliver Schwengers, PhD student at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen discusses the analysis of microbial genomics data, resulting challenges and new approaches for the annotation of bacterial genomes for applications within the fields of microbial ecology and medical microbiology.
     

  • International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Omololu Fagunwa

    March 21, 2022

    International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination takes place annually on 21 March as a commemoration of the same date in 1960 when police in South Africa killed 69 people at a peaceful protest against apartheid. This year’s theme is ‘voices for action against racism’, which specifically aims to highlight the importance of public participation and representation, freedom of expression and to peaceful assembly, as well as recognising the contribution of people and organisations in fighting racial discrimination.

    This year, to raise awareness, we interviewed member and Champion, Omololu Fagunwa. Omololu discusses some of the challenges he has faced as a Black, international student in the UK.


    Black people and people of colour are still hugely underrepresented in most fields of science. The ceiling needs to be removed.” Omololu Fagunwa

  • Coronastream March 2022: Progress, of sorts

    March 21, 2022

    In this special blog series, medical microbiologists led by Dr Tim Inglis summarise some of the research that will be essential to inform COVID-19 countermeasures. Find out more about the project in Dr Inglis' Editorial 'Logic in the time of coronavirus', published in theJournal of Medical Microbiology