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 ›

The Microbiome and human health

The Society for Microbiology (SfAM) Microbiome and human health meeting in April rides the current zeitgeist for feverish interest in all aspects of the microbiome. SfAM is delighted to present a conference that’s satisfying this curiosity of with a programme that’s varied,… Read More ›

Missing Microbes- review

‘Missing Microbes- How Killing Bacteria Creates Modern Plagues’ by Martin Blaser was published 3 years ago. While the jury’s still out on many claims regarding the microbiome, the broad message of this scintillating book is sound, timely and supremely relevant. Bacteria… 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 ›