• Anaerobe 2021: The Microbiota and Beyond – a view from Twitter

    July 23, 2021

    The Microbiology Society’s second Focused Meeting of the year, Anaerobe 2021: The Microbiota and Beyond, took place digitally on 15–16 July 2021. The aim of the event was to provide clinical microbiologists, infectious disease researchers and specialists with insights into the current and future impact of anaerobic bacteria in human health and disease. Here, we look back on the two-day event with a view from Twitter.

  • The contribution of microbiology to public health challenges

    July 22, 2021

    In this blog, event organiser Dr Philippe Sessou reflects on the symposium Contribution of Microbiology to the challenges of Public Health. The symposium took on 11–21 March, 2021, online and at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. 

  • New microbes discovered in mangroves, rainbow trout and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    July 21, 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. 

  • Preprints, publications and publishing ethics

    July 20, 2021

    The Microbiology Society’s sound science and open access journal, Access Microbiology, will be converting into an open research platform later this year. This platform will include posting all article versions as preprints, with a transparent peer review process and acceptance required for full publication.
     

  • JMM Editor’s Choice: COVID-19 co-infection in the critically ill

    July 15, 2021

    In this blog, Professor Kim Hardie discusses “Co-infection in critically ill patients with COVID-19: an observational cohort study from England”, which was chosen as Editor’s Choice for the Journal of Medical Microbiology after it's publication in April.

  • Sepsis control in West Africa: Benin celebrates World Sepsis Day

    July 13, 2021

    Sepsis is a major health problem in the world. According to Pasteur Institute, someone dies of sepsis every five seconds worldwide. On Friday 25 June 2021, the town of Abomey-Calavi and the University of Abomey-Calavi in the Republic of Benin hosted the celebration of World Sepsis Day. This organisation is attributed to a consortium consisting of PSR Finland, the Research Unit in Applied Microbiology and Pharmacology of Natural Substances, the Benin Young Academy Sciences and CeRADIS NGO with the institutional and technical support of the Ministry of Health of Benin, the American Society for Microbiology and the Microbiology Society. 

  • MicroNews June

    July 9, 2021

    MicroNews is the sister series of our podcast Microbe Talk, where we discuss some of the times microbes and microbiology have been in the news over the last month. Listen to Matt and Laura discussing the a designer handbag made of fungus, how algae can help restore eyesight and why scientists are infecting mosquitoes with bacteria.

  • ‘Most promising science’ prizes at Annual Conference 2021: Journal of Medical Microbiology winners

    July 5, 2021

    Over the week at Annual Conference Online 2021, delegates showcased excellent posters and exciting research and we are very pleased to announce the winners of the Microbiology Society Journals ‘Most Promising Science’ prizes. In this blog, we will find out more about some of the winners awarded the prize by the Journal of Medical Microbiology Editors.  

  • 'Most promising science’ prizes at Annual Conference 2021: Microbial Genomics winners

    July 2, 2021

    Over the week at Annual Conference Online 2021, delegates showcased excellent posters and exciting research and we are very pleased to announce the winners of the Microbiology Society Journals ‘Most Promising Science’ prizes. In this blog, we will find out more about some of the winners awarded the prize by Microbial Genomics Editors.  

  • JMM Editor’s Choice: an uncommon but significant bacterial pathogen in children

    June 29, 2021

    This month, Dr Stephen Michell discusses “The role of Staphylococcus lugdunensis as a pathogen in children: a multicentre retrospective study”, which was chosen as Editor’s Choice for the most recent issue of theJournal of Medical Microbiology.