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Essential Skills: Funders’ Roundtable

On the first day of this year’s Microbiology Society Annual Conference, we welcomed representatives of the BBRSC, MRC, NERC and Wellcome. These representatives spoke to an audience of both established and early career microbiologists about the current and future funding … Continue reading

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Opinion: The Longitude Prize and antibiotic research funding

Cash prizes have long been the drivers of scientific innovation, be it in the development of synthetic blue pigment in 19th century France, or the XPrize’s continuing efforts to award those developing “radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity”. This … Continue reading

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Funders focus on lack of microbiology skills

In the latest House of Commons Select Committee hearing on antimicrobial resistance, research funders highlighted a lack of skilled microbiologists as a major factor holding back the UK’s efforts to fight antibiotic resistance and cut the burden of infectious disease. … Continue reading

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