Microbiology & Virology

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.

Phenotypic methods

A comparison of phenotypic methods for the screening of carbapenem-resistant and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae.

Microbiology and infectious diseases

Details have been announced for the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, which will be held in Madrid on 21 to 24 April.

Mass cell culture automation

Reliance Precision Limited has been working in partnership with Greiner Bio-One on developing CELLswing – an automated manipulator, which gently moves and rotates a CELLdisc containing adherent mammalian cells in any required position.

Tech to tackle antibiotic resistance

It is hoped that a new type of skin patch that administers drugs directly into the bloodstream through thousands of individual “microneedles” could be used in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Tackling polio with plants

Plants have been used to produce a new vaccine against poliovirus, which is hoped to be a major step towards global eradication of the disease.

A balanced approach to infection control

Mitchell Reed, a Microbiology Services Manager, discusses bringing previously outsourced microbiology tests back in-house.  

How to... share and promote your research

Public engagement can be intimidating and it is tempting to leave it to professors and professional communicators. But Anastasia Skamarauskas from Sense about Science says that standing up for science and being part of the public discussion is the responsibility of all researchers.

Microbiology lab refurbishment

The PHE Public Health Laboratory at Central Manchester University Hospitals (CMFT) has become the first microbiology laboratory in the North West to become automated using COPAN WASPLab (Walk Away Specimen Processor) technology.