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  • Bringing together dots and democracy at the ECS Policy Corner

    The 28th of March marked the first SfAM ‘Policy Corner’ at the 7th ECS Research Symposium (although not technically in a corner). Myself and Chris, supported by SfAM’s Policy Subcommittee, wanted to use this opportunity to show our early career… 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 ep 1

    Stewart Cumiskey talks to SfAM President Professor Mark Fielder about his experiences in teaching Applied Microbiology.  

  • 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 ›

  • African sleeping sickness: an old enemy, but is the end in sight?

    Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) was first recorded in the 14th century, when the Arab historian Ibn Khaldun wrote about the death of King Diata II of Mali, by what he described as “…the sleeping sickness, a disease that frequently afflicts… Read More ›

  • Making diagnostic tests for tropical diseases

    Tsetse fly

    Barrie Rooney looks at the challenges of treating sleeping sickness. Along the upper reaches of the Congo River a 30-strong Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team move from village to village towing a floating laboratory. Our team is searching for Trypanosoma brucei… Read More ›

  • Writing a thesis – tips and trip ups

    Allison Cartwright is our ECS Publications Officer. Here, she looks at the challenges of a writing assignment and has some tips that have worked for her…  Writing can be one of the most difficult tasks. It’s hindered me over the… Read More ›