Category Archives: Clinical and Medical Microbiology

A history of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14

This month, the first paper describing Pseudomonas aeruginosa UCBPP-PA14 has been re-printed in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. Pseudomonas aeruginosa UCBPP-PA14 is a unique strain. It can cause severe disease in both plants and animals. Because of this, it is … Continue reading

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Keeping up with virus taxonomy

As sequencing technologies continue to become more efficient, more and more viruses are being discovered. Until recently, classification of these new viruses still relied upon information about physical properties. The ICTV has since embraced metagenomics, using sequence data to infer biological … Continue reading

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Microbiology Editor’s Choice: July 2018

Each month, a manuscript published in our flagship journal Microbiology is chosen by a member of the Editorial Board. This month, the paper is Promiscuity of methionine salvage pathway enzymes in Methanocaldococcus jannaschii, which was selected by Professor Christiane Dahl.   Christiane … Continue reading

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Microbes and Mucosal Surfaces – a view from Twitter

The Microbes and Mucosal Surfaces Focused Meeting took place on 21–22 June at University College Dublin. We’ve turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the event. Leading up to the event there was lots of excitement … Continue reading

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Using animals in biomedical research: Why education holds the key

Animal (or in vivo) experiments play an important role in biomedical research. They are essential to support the development of innovative medicines which can ultimately improve human and animal health. But for these studies to be scientifically valid, laboratory animals … Continue reading

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Using yeast to produce a better polio vaccine

On 14-15 June, the Early Careers Microbiologists’ Forum Conference will be held at the University of Birmingham. The Conference will give Early Career Microbiologists the opportunity to present their research, network and attend professional development sessions.  Lee Sherry provides some … Continue reading

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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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