• Lab coats - the discrimination we don't see

    March 10, 2023

  • Bacterial jousting among squid symbionts

    March 10, 2023

    Dr Kirsten Guckes takes us behind the scenes of her and her colleague Dr Tim I. Miyashiro's latest publication in Microboiology, 'The type-VI secretion system of the beneficial symbiont Vibrio fischeri'.

  • International Women’s Day: embracing equity

    March 8, 2023

    International Women's Day (IWD) takes place annually on 8 March and is a celebration of women’s achievements that aims to raise awareness of issues impacting women’s equality. The awareness day started in 1911 as part of the women’s suffrage movement and this year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity which is focusing on the need for equitable action to create true inclusion.

    As part of this year’s theme, people have been encouraged to physically embrace themselves as a visible symbol of embracing equity. So, to mark the day, two of our Champions, Darya Chernikhova and Karen Campos-León, have taken part and also explained what equity means to them.

  • From Lotus flowers to fishy mouths to the Mariana Trench: explore this month's diverse microbial discoveries

    March 7, 2023

    Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes theInternational 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.

  • Vaccines as Tools to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance – a view from Twitter

    March 7, 2023

    Vaccines As Tools to Combat Antimicrobial Resisitance took place as  in person meeting between 27–28 February 2023 and was held in Edgebaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre in Birmingham, UK. We've turned to Twitter to take a look at some of the highlights!

  • Winners of the Microbiology best paper of the year 2022

    March 2, 2023

    Today, we announced the winners of the Microbiology best papers of the year 2022. We spoke to the authors to find out more about them and their research.

  • Behind the bacterial spore research

    March 2, 2023

    Dr Andrea Corona takes us behind the scenes of her latest publication "Multiple roads lead to Rome: unique morphology and chemistry of endospores, exospores, myxospores, cysts and akinetes in bacteria" published in Microbiology.

  • In pursuit of alien genes in bacteria

    March 1, 2023

    Rajeev Azad takes us behind the research and his recently published paper in Microbial Genomics.

  • Podcast - the bacteriophage: is the enemy of our enemy a friend?

    February 28, 2023

  • Keeping up with virus taxonomy: viruses that infect fungi

    February 28, 2023

    It’s time for the third installment of the ‘Keeping up with virus taxonomy’ blog series. This month we are looking at families of viruses that infect fungi – mycoviruses.