Category Archives: Policy

A briefing encounter with policymaking

Victoria Butt, PhD Student at the Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions, King’s College London, attended the session ‘Essential Skills: Engaging in Science Policy’ workshop at Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference 2018. Here, she discusses what the session involved and what she gained … 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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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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Policy Lunchbox: Supporting academic-policy engagement

Sarah Chaytor, Director of Research Strategy and Policy at University College London Public Policy (UCLPP), spoke at our March Policy Lunchbox event about UCL’s initiatives to break down barriers between academia and policy. The Microbiology Society’s Policy Team, Roya Ziaie … Continue reading

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Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health Focused Meeting 2017

At the end of August, Microbiology Society staff and members attended the Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health Focused Meeting at Maynooth University, Ireland. In our latest blog post, Policy Officer Roya Ziaie lays out some of the topics that were … Continue reading

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What is the Nagoya Protocol? How does it relate to microbiology?

Microbiology is an interconnected discipline, with researchers all over the world sharing samples and genetic data at an ever increasing pace. But how can we ensure that everyone can also benefit from any discoveries made? In this post, Katie Beckett … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Links Day 2017

Each year, the Royal Society of Biology organises ‘Parliamentary Links Day’, an event that brings together parliamentarians and the scientific community to discuss matters of importance to both. The 2017 event was attended by several Microbiology Society staff and members, … Continue reading

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