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

Creative microbiology

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 ›

Recent Posts

  • 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.  

  • On the slide: episode 2

    The Early Career Scientists 7th Annual Research Symposium was at the University of Birmingham with a focus on Epidemiology and Infection Control. It brought together microbiologists, epidemiologists, public health researchers and early career scientists.Our ECS Communications Officer, Jenny French was at… Read More ›

  • Voice of the Future 2018

    Organised by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the science and engineering community, this annual event reverses the format of a Parliamentary Select Committee, so that MPs have to answer questions rather than ask them.  This unique scenario gives… Read More ›

  • Infection control

    Allison Cartwright is our ECS Publications Officer. Ahead of our Early Career Scientist Research Symposium, she looks at the ways infection control has become part of our lives.  As the SfAM ECS research symposium approaches, it seems wise to learn more… Read More ›