Feature Articles

Take me to the river

Brenda Parker applied for an International Capacity Building fund for a research visit and workshop at the Noyyal Basin in Tamil Nadu. Here she explains how it went. ‘Knowledge transfer on the sustainability of innovative wastewater treatment technologies to India’ Untreated… Read More ›

Microbes Vs Insects Vs humans

Allison Cartwright is our ECS Publications Officer. She loves a bit of hiking, but doesn’t enjoy some of the insects she meets on her journeys.  While exploring the countryside with kids completing their expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Award,… Read More ›

Pride in STEM

As an undergraduate and then PhD student, I have to confess that I never really noticed any issues surrounding equality – perhaps I was too busy studying, doing my bench research, or maybe I spent too much time in the… Read More ›

Science and sexuality

Coming out was never going to be easy. I was raised Catholic and attended a convent school. My desperate struggles to fit in and conform to society had a severe impact on my mental health. Aged 16, I came out… Read More ›

Microbes and holidays

As courses come to an end and attention turns to holidays, it’s hard not to think about the different microbes one may encounter on trips. There are occasional news stories of ‘holidays from hell’ where travellers wind up in hospital…. Read More ›

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

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 ›