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SfAM offers commentary and analysis on some of the most interesting microbiological news and current affairs - as well as details on our work, members, grants and events.


28 Nov 2018

Sir David Attenborough honoured with SfAM Fellowship

Attenborough has inspired generations of scientists, by prompting an early fascination in nature that in many cases bloomed into a lifelong passion for microbiology. That was certainly a story which echoed around the Paget Room at BMA House.

19 Nov 2018

Former naturopath and coral scientist share John Maddox prize

A scientist who's documenting the grim decimation of the world’s coral reefs and a former naturopath turned whistle-blower on the alternative therapy industry have been jointly awarded the 2018 John Maddox Prize for their courage in promoting science and evidence

News  Water microbiology  Education  Environmental Microbiology 


Simple steps to stem killer bacteria image
Simple steps to stem killer bacteria

The School of Veterinary Science at the University of Bristol has published the results from its 3-year survey of factors influencing campylobacters in chicken broiler houses.

Dirty Dozen: WHO lists bacteria with greatest risk to human health image
Dirty Dozen: WHO lists bacteria with greatest risk to human health

WHO published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health

SfAM response to inquiry into forensic science image
SfAM response to inquiry into forensic science

The Society for Applied Microbiology submitted written evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into forensic science

 

2018 News

03 Nov 2018

Sir David Attenborough given SfAM Fellowship

08 May 2018

Synthetic fish gut shores up hope for the future

08 May 2018

Deep sea sponges- the future of antimicrobials?

16 Mar 2018

In memory of Louise Slaughter

News  Agricultural Microbiology  Food Microbiology  Education  Antimicrobial resistance 

 

2017 News

03 Nov 2017

MMR and the media- a historical perspective

News  Disease pathology & immunology 

26 Jul 2017

Study reveals air pollution can alter the effectiveness of antibiotics and increases the potential of disease

News  Environmental Microbiology  Antimicrobial resistance