Feature Articles

Gin and Chaim

Martin Adams looks at how conkers, gin and Clostridium acetobutylicum played a role in the history of microbiology.  A hundred years ago, in the autumn of 1917, Bolshevik Red Guards stormed the Tsar’s Winter Palace in Petrograd, an event immortalized by… Read More ›

Microbiology of Lego

Allison Cartwright is our ECS Publications Officer. Here, she looks at Lego and the microbes that may inhabit the world’s favourite brick. “The sound a box of Lego makes is the noise of a child’s mind working, looking for the… Read More ›

Antimicrobial Resistance Conference

Lucky Cullen is the ECS Policy Officer and here she shares some of the thrills, facts and theories of the SfAM Antimicrobial Resistance Conference.  The wait was finally over; day one of third annual Antimicrobial Resistance Conference in partnership with… Read More ›

Antibiotics, AMR and social media

World Antibiotics Awareness Week took place on 13 – 19 November this year to help raise awareness of the importance of antimicrobials and resistance. The Biochemical Society joined forces with the Society for Applied Microbiology to host the TweetChat #AMRHeadlines,… Read More ›