Category Archives: Video

Protecting penguins from avian malaria

In 2016, a colony of penguins living in Exmoor Zoo in the UK suddenly died after an outbreak of avian malaria, a parasitic disease spread by the bites of infected mosquitoes. Sadly, this isn’t the only time that avian malaria … Continue reading

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Why don’t archaea cause disease?

Are there really no archaeal pathogens? And if not, why not? Dr James Chong explores these questions in a film and article for Microbiology Today. Read the full comment piece here. For a microbe, pathogenesis is a fundamentally bad idea. From an anthropomorphic point … Continue reading

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Microbiology Society Prize Medal 2017: Professor Michael Rossmann

At the Microbiology Society’s Annual Conference 2017, Professor Michael Rossman from Purdue University was awarded our Prize Medal. You can watch his talk ‘A personal history of structural virology’ below. In this post, David Bhella gives an overview of Michael’s … Continue reading

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Microbiology Society Marjory Stephenson Prize 2017: Professor Steve Busby

In April at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2017, Professor Steve Busby from the University of Birmingham was awarded the Marjory Stephenson Prize. He gave his talk on ‘Transcription activation in bacteria: ancient and modern’. In this post, Lorena Fernández-Martínez … Continue reading

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Microbiology Society Unilever Colworth Prize 2017: Professor Martin Ryan

Earlier this year, Professor Martin Ryan from the University of St Andrews was awarded the Microbiology Society’s Unilever Colworth Prize at our Annual Conference. In this post, Rebecca Hall gives us an overview of Martin’s talk, entitled ‘The 2A protein … Continue reading

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Microbiology Society Fleming Prize 2017: Professor Stephen Baker

Earlier this year, Professor Stephen Baker from the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, was awarded the Microbiology Society’s Fleming Prize at our Annual Conference. In this post, Dr Freya Harrison gives us an … Continue reading

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What is a microbiome?

A microbiome is the community of micro-organisms living together in a particular habitat. Humans, animals and plants have their own unique microbiomes, but so do soils, oceans and even buildings. Watch our short animation to learn more.

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