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.


08 Aug 2019

Yeast: deliciously ancient

Allison Cartwight, SfAM ECS Communications Officer, goes on a journey with yeast.

07 Jun 2019

5 reasons to attend a conference

Why go to an academic conference? Robert Millar shares his top five reasons.

Blog  Undergraduate and above  Education 


Insectamageddon image

10 May 2019

Insectamageddon

Allison's fascination for insects left her wondering about their microbiomes. What would happen to these microbes if the insects become extinct?

Agricultural Microbiology Environmental Microbiology Antimicrobials

A voice for Africa at Canadian Microbiome conference image

24 May 2019

A voice for Africa at Canadian Microbiome conference

Dr Chioma Blaise Chikere was awarded the SfAM President's Fund Grant earlier this year. Find out how this has furthered her career.

Environmental Microbiology

Microbes - part of our DNA image

30 May 2019

Microbes - part of our DNA

Alli Cartwright investigates the fascinating connections between microbes and our DNA.

Role of microbes in veterinary medicine or animal taxonomy

2019 Blogs

20 May 2019

STI Testing: At-Home Edition

Blog  Medical Microbiology  Microbial pathogenesis & epidemiology 

10 May 2019

Insectamageddon

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

Nosocomial

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 

 

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

Blog 

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