• Microbe Talk: Winners of the Fleming Prize

    October 20, 2020

    In this Microbiology Today episode of Microbe Talk, Laura revisits interviews with some of the Microbiology Society’s Fleming Prize winners. The Microbiology Society's Fleming Prize is awarded each year to an early career researcher who has achieved an outstanding research record within 12 years of being awarded their PhD. As part of our 75th Anniversary celebrations, the Microbiology Society planned the Fleming Showcase to celebrate the legacy of past Fleming Prize winners and to examine some of the most exciting science from around the globe.

  • Publish and Read Q&A

    October 19, 2020

    Publish and Read is a fee-free way for authors to publish Open Access (OA) articles in all of the Society’s journals – both the OA titles (Microbial Genomics and Access Microbiology) and the subscription titles like Journal of General Virology. Readers at Publish and Read institutions also get unlimited access to all paywalled content. To see whether your institution has signed up for fee-free OA, check the list of institutions on our website.

  • Black History Month: celebrating the work of black microbiologists

    October 16, 2020

    In this second post of our series exploring the research and lives of influential black microbiologists, we will showcase the contributions of Jessie Isabelle Price, James McCune Smith and Alan Powell Goffe.

  • New microbes discovered in a puppy, a crocodile pool and yams

    October 13, 2020

    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.

  • CRISPR and Microbiology

    October 12, 2020

    Last week, the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Professors Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their work on the genetic editing tool CRISPR-Cas9. In this blog, Professor David Grainger discusses some of the earliest research on CRISPR-Cas9 published in our flagship journal Microbiology.

  • Black History Month: celebrating the work of black microbiologists

    October 9, 2020

    This October, we will be examining how black microbiologists have shaped the field of microbiology. This post will be the first of four this October and will explore the research and lives of Professor Ruth Ella Moore, Professor A. Oveta Fuller and Onesimus, the Boston man credited for early inoculation practices.

  • JMM Editor’s Choice: validating a rapid test for SARS-CoV-2

    October 5, 2020

    This month, Professor Arunaloke Chakrabarti discusses Validation of a single-step, single-tube reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay for rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA’ which was chosen as Editor’s Choice for the September issue of Journal of Medical Microbiology

  • Microbiology Editor’s Choice: AlgP in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    October 2, 2020

    Each month, a manuscript published in our flagship journal Microbiology is chosen by a member of the Editorial Board. This month, the paper is titledThe histone-like protein AlgP regulon is distinct in mucoid and nonmucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa and does not include alginate biosynthesis genes’ and was chosen by Professor Gail Preston.

  • Developing a COVID-19 educational app

    October 1, 2020

    In June, Glasgow-based serious game studio Game Doctor was awarded a £50,000 grant from Innovate UK to develop a casual mobile game to educate young people on coronavirus. Over the last four months the team have been working flat out to design the game, with the beta version almost ready for soft launch. Here, Game Doctor founder and CEO Dr Carla Brown discusses the project and invites the microbiology community to test the game.

  • MicroNews September

    September 30, 2020

    MicroNews is the sister series of our podcast Microbe Talk, where we discuss microbiology in the news over the last month. As COVID-19 is taking over the news elsewhere, we decided to focus on other stories from the microbial world, including a surge in plankton in the Arctic, using fungus to produce handbags and the microbiology behind June's mass elephant die-off.