Feature Articles

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 ›

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: 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 ›

A Germ’s Journey

Katie Laird, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at Leicester School of Pharmacy writes about her latest project A Germ’s Journey educational resources is a project centred on teaching young children the importance of health hygiene, in particular handwashing and how this… Read More ›