Microbiology & Virology

New ideas and approaches

Jackie Longbone, Deputy Head of Service for Microbiology and Infection at Frontier Pathology, explains the benefits of welcoming overseas PhD students.

Virology medical editor

Public Health England (PHE) is looking for a second medical editor to edit UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations (SMIs) for virology.

My Lab: Paediatric microbiology

Deputy Manager of Microbiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Francis Yongblah, gives a guided tour of his lab.

January: news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

Wasp venom as an antibiotic

The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria.

Battle of the Strep strains

Results of a new US study indicate that whichever strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae is in place in a mammal’s tissues first is more likely to thrive than Strep “latecomers”.

Cutting-edge research pt.3

The IBMS has awarded five research grants this year. Here the final two successful candidates outline the work that they are undertaking.

New trojan horse antibiotic

Simon Portsmouth explains the latest trials of a hopeful new antibiotic and looks at the ongoing fight against drug-resistant bacteria.

Evaluating antibody disks

EUCAST has evaluated the quality of 16 antimicrobial susceptibility test (AST) discs from nine manufacturers against EUCAST targets and ranges for relevant quality control strains.

Awards for NHS Fife team

The microbiology and emergency care team at NHS Fife has won an award for its improvement to flu testing.

Protocol 3 automated colony counter

Synbiosis, a long-established, expert manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, is pleased to announce its ProtoCOL 3 automated colony counter is being used at a major teaching hospital in London.

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