Category Archives: Video

Exploring Open Data: Going Public with Findings

Open data has the potential to revolutionise microbial genomics.  But in practice, many of the benefits of this technology remain untapped. So how can we achieve greater data sharing? Over the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring some highlights from a panel discussion … Continue reading

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Exploring Open Data: Data for Research vs. Data for Public Health

Open data has the potential to revolutionise microbial genomics. But in practice, many of the benefits of this technology remain untapped. So how can we achieve greater data sharing? Over the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring some highlights from a panel discussion … Continue reading

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Exploring Open Data: If you can’t share the product, share the process

Open data has the potential to revolutionise microbial genomics.  But in practice, many of the benefits of this technology remain untapped. So how can we achieve greater data sharing? Over the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring some highlights from a panel discussion … Continue reading

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Archaea and the Tree of Life

As part of the latest issue of Microbiology Today, called ‘What is life?’ (published online 10 May), we explore the Archaea. These are microbes that have been around since the beginnings of life on Earth, but were only discovered in the last 40 years. … Continue reading

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Ash dieback disease: A plague on our ashes

Ash dieback is expected to kill millions of Britain’s ash trees over the next ten years. Caused by a fungus, Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, the disease kills trees by spreading through the branches and strangling the vascular system. Dr Anne Edwards and Prof … Continue reading

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Surfer bums and antibiotic resistant bacteria

Are surfers at greater risk of being colonised by antibiotic resistant bacteria? Anne Leonard, a PhD student at the University of Exeter Medical School, is trying to find out. Anne is part of a research team led by Dr William Gaze … Continue reading

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Studying intestinal viruses in Uganda: Dr Lucy Thorne

Earlier this year, Dr Lucy Thorne visited Uganda on a Research Visit Grant from the Microbiology Society. Lucy travelled to Entebbe to begin a research project studying how common intestinal viruses are in Ugandan children. While she was out there, we … Continue reading

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Deadlier than Darth: Death by worm-star

If you happen to be a nematode, worm-stars are probably your worst nightmare. One minute, you’re swimming around minding your own business. The next, you’ve been sucked into a wildly thrashing mass of your peers, all stuck to each other … Continue reading

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Invisible You: Art and Microbiology at the Eden Project

Invisible You. The Human Microbiome is a new permanent exhibition at the Eden Project, exploring the trillions of microbes that live on and within us. The exhibit, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust, features amazing work from a dozen artists on themes … Continue reading

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Using bacteria to make self-healing concrete

Concrete is the most commonly used construction material on earth. It’s made from mixing cement, sand, stone and water, and is used in everything from roads and buildings to bridges and sewers. Although concrete is strong and can withstand a … Continue reading

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