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Focused Meeting: Microbes and Mucosal Surfaces

On 21-22 June, the Microbiology Society Focused Meeting on Microbes and Mucosal Surfaces will be held at University College Dublin, Ireland. We caught up with Dr Marguerite Clyne ahead of the event to talk about why this is such an … Continue reading

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Sewage science: Are bacteria just the tip of the fatberg?

The UK population continues to have a morbid fascination with fatbergs; these mammoth clumps of oil, wet wipes and human waste coagulate in sewers and grow with every flush. In 2017, a 130-tonne fatberg dubbed ‘The Beast’ made national headlines … Continue reading

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Science in Parliament: Unlocking the Microbiome

In the new issue of Science in Parliament magazine, our Policy Team write about the Microbiology Society’s Unlocking the Microbiome report, which outlines opportunities and challenges of microbiome research for health, agriculture, environment and biotechnology, reposted here. Science in Parliament is the magazine of … Continue reading

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New to Science: May 2018

Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM), which details newly discovered species of bacteria, archaea, microfungi, microalgae and protists. Here are a few of the new species that have been discovered and the places they’ve … Continue reading

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Déjà flu: can science help the NHS cope with the annual burden of respiratory infections?

Last winter’s flu season was widely covered as having put huge pressure on the NHS, with reports the NHS is being thrown into ‘crisis’. What went wrong? And how can the NHS be supported in the future? At the Microbiology … Continue reading

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Essential Skills: Funders’ Roundtable

On the first day of this year’s Microbiology Society Annual Conference, we welcomed representatives of the BBRSC, MRC, NERC and Wellcome. These representatives spoke to an audience of both established and early career microbiologists about the current and future funding … Continue reading

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