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Annual Conference 2016: the Twitter story

The Microbiology Society’s 2016 Annual Conference took place from 21–24 March at the Arena and Convention Centre in Liverpool, UK. This year was our biggest, and arguably best, yet – the feedback we’ve received so far, and the fact that … 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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Microbial Genomics launch at the Society for General Microbiology’s Annual Conference

Earlier this month, the Society for General Microbiology announced the launch of its newest open access journal, Microbial Genomics (MGen). In the video below, filmed at our annual conference in Birmingham, watch Editors-in-Chief Nicholas Thomson and Stephen Bentley and Senior Editor Jennifer … Continue reading

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New to Science: January 2015

Each month, the Society for General Microbiology publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are a few of the new species that have been discovered, and the places they’ve … Continue reading

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A time to give thanks…

As 2014 draws to a close, I have been reflecting on a productive year for the Society for General Microbiology’s publications. Scientific publishing continues to evolve, and all journals must fight hard to retain current authors and attract new ones. … Continue reading

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Can probiotics help treat antibiotic-related infection?

If you go down to your local supermarket today, you shouldn’t be surprised if you find a wide array of probiotic-based products (mainly yoghurts), each associated with claims that they will improve your dietary health. Whether probiotics actually provide any … Continue reading

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New to Science: October Edition

Each month, the Society for General Microbiology publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are a few of the new species that have been discovered, and the places they’ve … Continue reading

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2013 impact factors announced for Society journals

After much anticipation, repetitive strain from hitting F5 and keeping our eyes peeled for updates on Twitter, the 2013 impact factors were finally released earlier this week. Overall it’s positive news for the journals at the Society for General Microbiology. There’s … Continue reading

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Publishing team at the American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting

Last month the American Society for Microbiology held its 114th general meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The event attracts a global list of attendees from all areas of microbiology. I made the trip over as a representative of our Publishing team (along … Continue reading

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ORCID and publishing at the Society for General Microbiology

Researchers these days have to wear a lot of hats. From teaching to lab work, from writing grant proposals to writing research articles, they have a lot to do. At the Society for General Microbiology, we are keen to make … Continue reading

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