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  • Vaccines and Synthetic Biology Meeting

    The Society for Applied Microbiology held their Vaccines and Synthetic Biology meeting at The Royal Society, London.  As scientists experience increasing pressure in an era of post-truth and ‘alternative facts’, the function of such establishments cannot be overestimated. The Royal… Read More ›

  • The Problem with Trump and Vaccines

    President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly linked vaccines with autism. It’s incorrect, alarming and dangerous. To address his misconceptions and ensure the health of children worldwide, he should attend our Vaccines and Synthetic Biology Meeting.

  • ‘Let Them Eat Dirt- Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World’

    ‘Let Them Eat Dirt- Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World’ by B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Attieta is a brilliant introduction to the world of microbes, especially if your understanding of their existence is thin on the ground. The… Read More ›

  • Hear the wisdom of the squid whisperer

    SfAM was delighted to host Margaret McFall-Ngai to present the annual Environmental Microbiology Lecture- Waging peace: establishment and maintenance of stable alliances between animals and their microbial partners Margaret McFall-Ngai (University of Hawaii, Manoa) is a celebrated pioneer and global trailblazer in the… Read More ›

  • A Year Without Antibiotics

    Professor Brendan Gilmore (Queen’s University Belfast) answers the question. “What would a year without antibiotics look like?” Grim? Certainly. Apocalyptic? Probably not. Antibiotics have been one of the most transformational discoveries in mankind’s history. Few drugs can make the impressive… Read More ›

  • Top 10 Tips for poster writing

    Your poster is an advertisement and short story of your work, so you need to make sure it is clear to read, accurate & engages the reader. Posters are a key component of communicating your science and an important element in… Read More ›

  • The future of antibiotics: innovative solutions to current problems

    Antibiotic resistance is a global issue, compromising the treatment of infectious diseases and undermining many other advances in health and medicine. It represents one of the biggest threats to health today, leading to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and… Read More ›

  • JAM Lecture 2016 – Dr Max Dow

    The 2016 JAM (Journal of Applied Microbiology) lecture : Diffusible Signal Factor (DSF) family of bacterial cell–cell signals, was delivered at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh by Max Dow of University College Cork, Ireland. Max first developed an interest in becoming a scientist… Read More ›

  • Bioethics

    SfAM and the ECS committee are proud to invite undergraduate, postgraduate and early career scientists to attend and participate in the third ECS Research Conference on 11 October 2016 at The Royal Society of Medicine, London. Transhumanism, cryonics, assisted suicide… Read More ›

  • SfAM Antimicrobial Resistance Meeting

    Finding solutions to a threat on worldwide public health. In the history of the United Nations, the General Assembly has only held high-level meetings on health issues three times: HIV in 2001, non-communicable diseases in 2011 and Ebola in 2013…. Read More ›