Category Archives: Microbiome

Does the cattle gut microbiome affect methane output?

I am a second year Walsh Fellowship PhD student based in Teagasc Grange and registered at University College Dublin. The title of my project is Understanding of the role of diet, host feed efficiency and genetics on the rumen microbiome … Continue reading

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Streptomyces – Nature’s Solution to AMR

Antibiotics were one of the most important medical discoveries of the 20th century. Before their discovery, infections of even small cuts had the potential to be fatal. What started with Fleming’s discovery of Penicillin in 1928 led to the development of … Continue reading

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Could the gut microbiome influence livestock growth?

Dr Stafford Vigors is a researcher at Teagasc, a Food Research Centre in Ashtown, Dublin. At the 2018 Microbes and Mucosal Surfaces Focused Meeting, Stafford presented his research ‘Analysis of the intestinal microbiome of pigs divergent in feed efficiency.’ Here, … Continue reading

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Microbiomes Underpinning Agriculture – a view from Twitter

The Microbiomes Underpinning Agriculture Focused Meeting took place at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, Ireland, between 1–2 October. We’ve turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the meeting.  While the last preparations were being made at … Continue reading

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Summer Science Exhibition: Guardians of the Gut

This week, Dr Lindsay Hall and her research group from the Quadram Institute are exhibiting ‘Guardians of the Gut’ at The Royal Society’s prestigious ‘Summer of Science’ event.  The event is running from 2-8 July and is expected to receive … Continue reading

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World Microbiome Day: Journals Collection

The study of microbes helps us to understand our world and our place within it. In celebration of World Microbiome Day on 27 June, the Microbiology Society and the British Society for Immunology have collaborated to curate a freely-available collection … Continue reading

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Invisible Worlds at the Eden Project

In a transformed quarry in the depths of Cornwall, the Eden Project celebrated the launch of its latest exhibition during the May half-term break. Invisible Worlds aims to educate the public about the many roles played by microbes in shaping … 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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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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Podcast: Microbiome Research – Opportunity or Over-hype?

This month, we’re bringing you a real highlight from our Annual Conference in Edinburgh: a live discussion about the state of microbiome research. A panel of experts gave their views on whether microbiome research is an opportunity, or whether it’s … Continue reading

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