Lettuce enjoy our bacteria

Allison Cartwright is the incoming web publication officer for our Early Career Scientists (ECS) group. As it’s summer, she’s been pondering salad and the microbes within.  Coming from an environmental science background, I haven’t had much exposure to food microbiology…. Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Everything you need to know about Vibrio vulnificus – the ‘flesh-eating bacteria’

    The media has recently been awash with news of the 31-year old man who went for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico with a new tattoo featuring the words ‘Jesus Is my Life’. Three days later, he was admitted… Read More ›

  • Policy Lunchbox: Access and Benefit sharing through the Nagoya Protocol

      Katie Beckett from Regulatory Delivery joined us at Policy Lunchbox to shed some light on Access and Benefit Sharing of genetic resources. Since 22 May 2016, the UK has been Party to the heftily-titled ‘Nagoya Protocol on Access to… Read More ›

  • EMI Lectures

    The Environmental Microbiology Annual Lecture invites prominent scientists to drive debate and highlight important and inspiring topics in microbiology.

  • Microbiology and the UK General Election

    The UK is heading for a general election on 8 June, signalling a flurry of activity across the political spectrum. But what can microbiologists do to be heard? Policy Officer Chris Brown outlines some simple advice.   The political world… Read More ›

  • March for Science

    On Saturday 22 April, all over the UK, scientists, researchers and the rightfully concerned will march in solidarity with their colleagues in Washington DC and across America. They’re taking to the streets and attending rallies to defend their work in… Read More ›

  • Applying Microbiology to Policy

    Palace of Westminster

      On 22 March, we convened the inaugural meeting of the new SfAM Policy Subcommittee, here at Charles Darwin House. Chris, the Society’s policy officer, recounts the meeting. One step beyond Kicking off the first meeting of our Policy Subcommittee,… Read More ›

  • The Microbiome and human health

    The Society for Microbiology (SfAM) Microbiome and human health meeting in April rides the current zeitgeist for feverish interest in all aspects of the microbiome. SfAM is delighted to present a conference that’s satisfying this curiosity of with a programme that’s varied,… Read More ›

  • Hearing the Voice of the Future

    On Wednesday 15th March, five of our ECS members travelled to Westminster to represent SfAM at the RSB-organised Voice of the Future event. Set in the middle of British Science Week, this unique Q&A session gave young researchers and students the chance to grill MPs and government officials on science and engineering policy. Our policy officer, Chris, reports on the day.

  • Pollen has a microbiome!

    The unearthing of pollen’s microbiome has potential for helping us understand the biggest threats to the environment and may change the way we view and treat allergies in the near future. Research published in SfAM’s Environmental Microbiology journal is the… Read More ›