• 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.

  • Microbiology Today: Arboviruses and their Vectors

    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.

  • Learn more about Microbes in Medicine: A Century of Microbiology at Trinity College Dublin

    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.

  • Campylobacter, Helicobacter and related Microorganisms Conference 2019

    October 10, 2019

    In September, Gillian Carney attended the 20th Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Microorganisms (CHRO) conference in Belfast. Here, she details her experience.

  • New microbes discovered in gelada baboons, alpaca and a rhinoceros beetle

    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.

  • DAPI meeting: Presentation prize winners

    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.

  • JMM Editor's Choice: using genetics to identify new antifungal targets

    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.

  • Champions' events and activities

    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.

  • Microbiology Editor's Choice: understanding bacterial production of bioplastics

    October 1, 2019

    Each month, a manuscript published in our flagship journal Microbiology is chosen by a member of the Editorial Board. This month, the paper is titled 'Outer membrane protein I is associated with poly-β-hydroxybutyrate granules and is necessary for optimal polymer accumulation in Azotobacter vinelandii on solid medium.' It was chosen by Professor Christiane Dahl.

  • Microbe Talk: MicroNews September

    September 30, 2019

    MicroNews is the sister series of our podcast Microbe Talk, where we discuss some of the times microbiology has been in the news during the past month. In this episode, Laura and Matt discuss superbug sniffer dogs, koalas with chlamydia and valley fever.