Author Archives

  • Microorganisms: top of the rots

    Allison Cartwright is Events Officer for our Early Career Scientists (ECS) group. Here, she ponders how microbes get busy during autumn as a vital component for decay.  As autumn approaches and the trees start to lose their leaves, microbes and… Read More ›

  • Maintaining collaborations after Brexit

    The UK Government is seeking an “ambitious agreement” for future science collaboration with the European Union. So, what’s on the agenda and what can you do to help?

  • Happy helminths

    Jennie French is our ECS Publications Officer and is studying for a Microbiology BSc. Here she ponders the potential of parasites.  I’d like to talk about the possibility of using parasites, mainly helminths, as treatments against immune disorders such as… Read More ›

  • Learning to love listeria

    The Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) offers Full, International and Life Members the opportunity to give undergraduate students and recent graduates, studying microbiology as part of their degree programme, the opportunity to obtain work experience. The Students into Work Grant… Read More ›

  • Looking at vaginal lactobacilli

    The vagina is home to a range of microbes from a pool of over 50 species. Lactobacilli are the most common, particularly in healthy women. The microbiota can change composition suddenly, for reasons that are still a mystery. This can… Read More ›

  • Pecan scab is nut okay

    A pecan, is not truly a nut, but is technically a drupe, a fruit with a single stone or pit, surrounded by a husk. So, put that in your pie and eat it. Or feel free to bore people with… Read More ›

  • If I was to study again: key tips

    Allison Cartwright is web publication officer for our Early Career Scientists (ECS) group. Here, she shares the wisdom of experience for those who might be pondering their future When choosing my degree, I was overcome with a desire to find… Read More ›

  • The gut microbiota in health and disease

    The Society for Applied Microbiology welcomed Professor Koen Venema as the Journal of Applied Microbiology (JAM) lecturer at our Annual Conference in Gateshead in July. Venema’s work focusses on beneficial microbes and how best to harness their potential. He’s an… Read More ›

  • Foundations for the future

    Lucy Harper, Chief Executive of the Society for Applied Microbiology spoke to Wiley about our Early Career Scientists (ECS) group. The ECS Committee organize events for ECS and Student Members at the Annual Applied Microbiology Conference and contribute to Microbiologist magazine.  Lucy chats about… Read More ›

  • Join the SfAM club

    Microbiologist Magazine March 2017

    The Fight Club offers combative thrills, but you can’t talk about it. The Freemasons are mysterious and hard to infiltrate, so we’ll never know what they have to offer. The Mickey Mouse Club gave us Britney, Ryan Gosling and Christina… Read More ›