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30 Jan 2019

RIP Professor William Waites (1939 - 2018)

Professor William M Waites (18 Jul 1939 - 5 Nov 2018) was an expert on bacterial spores and president of the Society for Applied Microbiology in the early '90s. Christine Dodd looks back at his life and career.


25 Jan 2019

ECS Symposium – announcement of keynote speakers

The SfAM Early Career Scientist Research Symposium will be held in Manchester on 13 March 2019.

Education   Antimicrobial resistance   Undergraduate and above     News

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

Environmental Microbiology   Education   Water microbiology     News

01 Jul 2018

WH Pierce 2018: Sarah Coulthurst

How to kill your rivals – Type VI secretion system-mediated bacterial warfare.

Antimicrobial resistance   Microbial pathogenesis & epidemiology     News

16 Mar 2018

In memory of Louise Slaughter

Rep. Louise Slaughter, the only microbiologist in Congress, who championed women’s rights and American manufacturing for more than three decades as a Democratic congresswoman died Friday at George Washington University Hospital.

Agricultural Microbiology   Food Microbiology   Education   Antimicrobial resistance     News

03 Nov 2017

MMR and the media- a historical perspective

Disease pathology & immunology     News

26 Jul 2017

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

A study, published in the Society for Applied Microbiology's journal Environmental Microbiology, has wide implications for the treatment of infectious diseases, which are known to be increased in areas with high levels of air pollution.

Environmental Microbiology   Antimicrobial resistance     News

24 Mar 2017

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.

Agricultural Microbiology     News