• A promising drug could prevent cardiovascular damage in Covid-19 patients

    May 7, 2021

    At the Microbiology Society's Annual Conference Online 2021, Danielle Nader, PhD Student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RSCI), presented her findings that a new drug target could protect against vascular damage in Covid-19 patients. Find out more about Danielle's research in this blog. 

  • New microbes discovered in beetles, a monkey and on a leaf

    May 5, 2021

    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.

  • Laura Piddock: 2014 winner of the Marjory Stephenson Prize

    May 3, 2021

    Each year, the Microbiology Society awards five Prize Lectures in recognition of significant contributions to microbiology. The awards celebrate the outstanding applications of microbiology to research, education and translation and all members are invited to nominate an outstanding microbiologist for a Microbiology Society Prize. We got in touch with former Marjory Stephenson Prize winner, Professor Laura Piddock, University of Birmingham, to ask a few questions about her award and how this has impacted her research since.

  • Microbe Talk: Annual Conference 2021 super roundup

    April 30, 2021

    Join Matt and Laura for this special episode of the podcast where they reflect on what took place during the Microbiology Society's Annual Conference Online 2021. 

  • Coccus Pocus 2020: a microbiology-inspired scary story competition

    April 21, 2021

    In October 2020, the Department of Biomedical and Forensic Sciences at the University of Hull launched an exciting scary story competition for Halloween: Coccus Pocus 2020! The event was organised for a second time, following a successful trial run in 2019.  Read this blog to find out more about this year's competition. 

  • Access Microbiology is evolving

    April 20, 2021

    Last Summer, the Microbiology Society secured a Learned Society Curation Award from the Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. This was provided to us following our application to develop our sound science, open access journal, Access Microbiology, into an open research platform.

  • Jeffrey Almond: 2013 winner of the Unilever Colworth Prize

    April 16, 2021

    Each year, the Microbiology Society awards five Prize Lectures in recognition of significant contributions to microbiology. The awards celebrate the outstanding applications of microbiology to research, education and translation, and all members are invited to nominate an outstanding microbiologist for a Microbiology Society Prize.

  • Coronastream: vaccine warriors

    April 13, 2021

    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 the Journal of Medical Microbiology

  • Microbiology Editor's Choice: a vital protein in Vibrio cholerae biofilm formation

    April 9, 2021

    Each month, a manuscript published in our flagship journalMicrobiology is chosen by a member of the Editorial Board. This month, the paper is titled ‘A mutagenic screen reveals NspS residues important for regulation of Vibrio cholerae  biofilm formation’ and was chosen by Dr Isabelle Martin-Verstraete. 

  • Nicola Stanley-Wall: 2009 winner of the Fleming prize

    April 8, 2021

    Each year, the Microbiology Society awards five Prize Lectures in recognition of significant contributions to microbiology. The awards celebrate the outstanding applications of microbiology to research, education and translation and all members are invited to nominate an outstanding microbiologist for a Microbiology Society Prize. We got in touch with former Fleming Prize winner, Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall, University of Dundee, to ask a few questions about her award and how this has impacted her research since.