Recent Posts

  • Fellows 2018 Podcast

    Our ECS Communications officer Jennie French attended an SfAM event at the British Medical Association to celebrate Lord Jim O’Neill’s honorary fellowship. Here’s what happened:

  • Dinosaurs vs. microbes

    Allison Cartwright is our ECS Publications Officer. As a lifelong dinosaur obsessive, she pondered the possibilities and dangers of species revivalism.  With the new Jurassic World film on the horizon, I’m returning to my childhood obsession of dinosaurs. My room… Read More ›

  • Creative microbiology

    2nd place at ASM’s 2016 Agar Art and ‘Finding Pneumo: Starring Klebsiella pneumonia’  by Ligh Ngo won 2nd place in 2017

    Jacob Hamilton looks at the intersection of microbiology and art and how that can bring wisdom to both areas.  Not long ago I was invited to attend this year’s Voice of the Future event. One thing that really stood out… Read More ›

  • Jon Turney: interview

    Jon Turney is a UK-based science writer and author. His articles and reviews have appeared in Times Higher Education, The Guardian, New Scientist, Green Futures and elsewhere. From 1993-2003 he taught at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University… Read More ›

  • Applications of plant pathology – from field to clinic

    On 18th April, SfAM and the British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP) teamed up to host a one-day conference on the applications of plant pathology. The day brought together invited speakers from across the UK and abroad to share their… Read More ›

  • Microbiology of volcanoes

    Allison Cartwright is our ECS Publications Officer. After a trip to the Canaries, she looks at bacteria that colonise cooling lava flows.  I was fortunate enough to spend Easter break on the beautiful volcanic island of Lanzarote. As a leader… Read More ›

  • Bringing together dots and democracy at the ECS Policy Corner

    The 28th of March marked the first SfAM ‘Policy Corner’ at the 7th ECS Research Symposium (although not technically in a corner). Myself and Chris, supported by SfAM’s Policy Subcommittee, wanted to use this opportunity to show our early career… Read More ›

  • The science of education

    I ‘came out’ as a non-scientist at an open mic night for scientists, science communicators, science teachers, historians and philosophers of science. Ironically, there was no need to ‘come out’ regarding my sexuality as the event was LGBTQ+ Science Showoff…. Read More ›

  • On the Slide ep 1

    Stewart Cumiskey talks to SfAM President Professor Mark Fielder about his experiences in teaching Applied Microbiology.