Recent Posts

  • Microbes in space

    Allison Cartwright is our ECS Publications Officer. Here she looks at the galactic intersection between space travel and microbiology. For months my Dad has asked me to write a blog on space. The amount of space junk that’s floating around… Read More ›

  • Here’s the tea

    Some gardeners swear by it. Others are not so sure. Research has yet to provide conclusive results. Heba A K Ibrahim from the Desert Research Center in Egypt argues that compost tea is a crop’s best friend. Compost tea is defined as filtered… Read More ›

  • The future is phage?

    Roshan Nepal is  a Research Associate at the Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal, primarily working on PREDICT project – part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) program. He went to a meeting in Poland to become acquainted with the latest… Read More ›

  • Lab grown food of the future

    Finless Foods -- Researchers at work in the Finless Foods lab, growing fish.

    Allison Cartwright is our ECS Publications Officer. Here she looks at the potential for lab grown food to solve issues of sustainability. The world population is 7.6 billion (May 2018) having grown by 1 billion in the last 12 years…. Read More ›

  • SfAM Annual Conference 2018- Part 2

    Our ECS Communications Officer, Jennie French shares the highlights of this year’s conference.

  • People love protistology!

    Anastasios D. Tsaousis applied for an SfAM Public Engagement Grant for outreach events in Cyprus.  In parallel with the XXII meeting of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP) jointly organised with Protistology-UK society and the Biological Sciences Department of… Read More ›

  • Superbugs- an Arms Race against Bacteria

    Earlier this year, the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) hosted an event at the British Medical Association (BMA) to celebrate Lord Jim O’Neill’s honorary fellowship. He gave an entertaining and authentic acceptance speech. In fact, not at all what one… Read More ›

  • Leptospirosis hits Kerala- but what is it?

    In the aftermath of major floods in India’s Kerala state, rotting livestock corpses are contaminating water and have added to the considerable challenges. Locals and health officials are also fighting infectious diseases such as leptospirosis or ‘rat fever’. At least 34 deaths… Read More ›

  • SfAM Annual Conference 2018

    Our ECS Communications Officer, Jennie French shares the highlights of this year’s conference.