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Upcoming events

12 Jun 2020 Jodrell Theatre, Kew Gardens, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE

Plant-Microbe Interactions


07 Oct 2020 BMA House, London

Environmental Microbiology Lecture 2020



Latest news

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.


09 Mar 2020

SfAM events: SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 statement

SfAM's official position on how COVID-19 is affecting the 2020 events schedule


18 Feb 2020

The dreaded PhD suspension

SfAM's Science Policy Officer Lucky Cullen dug out this article from 2015, on her experiences of PhD suspension and illness in the first year of her PhD.


07 Feb 2020

Accepting failure in academia

Robert Millar explores why failure in academia isn't just always an option, but a necessity.


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