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07 Oct 2020 BMA House, London

Environmental Microbiology Lecture 2020



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18 May 2020

Superbugs: an unseen threat in the race against the COVID-19 pandemic

ECS member Binod Rayamajhee talks about AMR in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blog  Antimicrobials  Antimicrobial resistance 

12 May 2020

Society for Applied Microbiology response to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic

The welfare, health and safety of everyone who contributes to the work of the Society is paramount. With this in mind and following advice from the UK Government and WHO, we have taken the following steps to maintain the safety of our staff team and volunteers during the course of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.


23 Apr 2020

Board games: activities for self-isolation

ECS Secretary James Williamson takes a break from pandemic-related news with a lighthearted guide on the best board games for you to try in quarantine.


06 Apr 2020

E. coli: a really useful bug

Alli Cartwright discusses the (not-so-humble) E. coli, and all the ways it's helped us as humans.

Blog  Bioremediation to clean air, water & soils  Biotechnology 

31 Mar 2020

Oncoviruses: an envelope no-one wants to receive 

Georgia Jones describes the link between viruses and cancer


18 Mar 2020

Micro Comic Comp

In the run-up to Mental Health Awareness Week, the SfAM policy team are running a comic competition.


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