Microbiology & Virology

Rapid molecular methods in clinical microbiology

Microbiologist Mark Wilks highlights the potential rapid molecular methods presented in the recent conference of the British Society for Microbial Technology.

Fast molecular diagnostics for tight turnaround times

Turnaround times for diagnostic tests can be an obstacle to effectively controlling healthcare associated infections (HAI), such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), with delayed results leading to ward closures and cancelled operations.

IBMS Fellow scoops award for quality

Great Ormond Street Hospital held its annual staff awards on 14 May 2018. 

Unexpected detection

Deputy Lab Manager Francis Yongblah looks at unexpected detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci as a consequence of enhanced carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae screening.

Ticking time bomb

With global mobility drastically increasing over recent years, Sally Cutler, Professor in Medical Microbiology, looks at the growing threat posed by tick-borne infections.

How to... collaborate

Stem cell scientist Loriana Vitillo explains the collaboratory Dish Life project that was presented at the launch of the Pint of Science festival, which is taking place in May.

CPD events and courses

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My lab: oral pathology

Associate Practitioner Hayley Pincott gives a guided tour of her oral pathology lab, based at the University Dental Hospital in Cardiff.

Prepared media pocket guide

Cherwell Laboratories has published an eBook called The Pharmaceutical and Cleanroom Industry’s Pocket Guide to Prepared Culture Media.

My lab: rare and imported pathogens

Laboratory Manager Barry Gibney gives a guided tour of his Public Health England laboratory at Porton Down.

Microbiology in rural Ghana

Pathology Operations Manager Azra Khan discusses the challenges of making a difference in the developing world.

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