A micro blog

Our blog hosts talented scientists and writers who are given the freedom to write on whatever microbiological subjects they choose.

If you would like to write an article for us then email communications@sfam.org.uk.

12 Nov 2019

Microbes: climate change accelerator or saviour?

Allison Cartwright weighs the heroes and villains of climate change - microbially speaking

Blog  Biotechnology  Geomicrobiology 

28 Oct 2019

Five spooky microbes for Hallowe'en

With help from the ECS committee, social media officer Robert G. Millar explores some of the spookier bugs this Hallowe'en season.


Mental health: mind over matter or mind over microbes? image

08 Oct 2019

Mental health: mind over matter or mind over microbes?

Allison Cartwright ponders whether our mental health affects our microbiome - or the other way around?

Antibacterial products in the home image

01 Oct 2019

Antibacterial products in the home

ECS undergraduate representative Hannah Brace-Thompson gives a parent’s thoughts on how we could be contributing to AMR

The student experience – would it be complete without microbes? image

29 Aug 2019

The student experience – would it be complete without microbes?

What infections can students encounter and where will these microbes be hiding?

2019 Blogs

08 Aug 2019

Yeast: deliciously ancient

07 Jun 2019

5 reasons to attend a conference

Blog  Education  Undergraduate and above 

30 May 2019

Microbes - part of our DNA

Blog  Role of microbes in veterinary medicine or animal taxonomy 

24 May 2019

A voice for Africa at Canadian Microbiome conference

Blog  Environmental Microbiology 

20 May 2019

STI Testing: At-Home Edition

Blog  Medical Microbiology  Microbial pathogenesis & epidemiology 

10 May 2019


Blog  Agricultural Microbiology  Environmental Microbiology  Antimicrobials 

26 Apr 2019

Lindsey Fitzharris- The Butchering Art

Blog  Education 

19 Mar 2019

International capacity building grant

Blog  Education 

06 Mar 2019

British Science Association Media Fellowships

Blog  Education 

04 Mar 2019

Scicomm Vs the public

Blog  Education 

28 Feb 2019

Nosocomial- a Healthcare Scientist's perspective

Blog  Education  Antimicrobial resistance 

27 Feb 2019


Blog  Education  Antimicrobial resistance 

22 Feb 2019

Sexual health- view from the frontline

Blog  Medical Microbiology  Antimicrobial resistance  Microbial pathogenesis & epidemiology 

19 Feb 2019

SfAM Student Placement Scholarship

Blog  Education 

13 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about AMR

Blog  Antimicrobial resistance 

30 Jan 2019

Can you hear the Silent Spring?

Blog  Environmental Microbiology  Soil microbiology  Antimicrobial resistance 

17 Jan 2019

PhD Vs illness

Blog  Education 

14 Jan 2019

Learning from David Attenborough

Blog  Education 

01 Jan 2019

Is immunotherapy the key to curing cancer?

Blog  Medical Microbiology  Education  Antimicrobial resistance 

01 Sep 2012

2012 SiP AUTUMN.pdf


2018 Blogs

22 Nov 2018

At home with microbes

Blog  Microbiological environmental monitoring & control  Environmental Microbiology 

17 Nov 2018

Top 10 Tips for poster writing

Blog  Education 

16 Nov 2018

A greener lab footprint

Blog  Education 

31 Oct 2018

Cambridge Hands-On Science Summer Roadshow 2018

Blog  Education  16 to 18 years 

24 Oct 2018

Microbes in Space

Blog  Environmental Microbiology  Antimicrobial resistance 

22 Oct 2018

The future is phage?

Blog  Antimicrobial resistance  Biotechnology 

27 Sep 2018

Lab grown food of the future

Blog  Microbial fermentations and biotechnological applications in foods  Food Microbiology  Biotechnology 

04 Sep 2018

Superbugs - an Arms Race against Bacteria

Blog  Antimicrobial resistance 

29 May 2018

Dinosaurs Vs microbes

Blog  Role of microbes in veterinary medicine or animal taxonomy  Environmental Microbiology  Education 

15 Mar 2018

Growing fabric of the future

Blog  Water microbiology  Brewing 


2017 Blogs

19 Dec 2018

Overcoming challenges

Blog  Education 

13 Nov 2017

A Year Without Antibiotics

Blog  Antimicrobials  Antimicrobial resistance 

26 May 2017

Policy Lunchbox: Access and Benefit sharing through the Nagoya Protocol


27 Feb 2017

Pollen has a microbiome!

Blog  Microbiological environmental monitoring & control  Environmental Microbiology  Antimicrobial resistance 

17 Jan 2017

Microbiology of Lego

Blog  Microbiological environmental monitoring & control 

05 Dec 2016

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

Blog  Human microbiota  Environmental Microbiology  Education