Feature Articles

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›