1. Small World - big opportunity

    Small World - big opportunity

    Yale University is crowd sourcing new antibiotics from soil bacteria and offering undergraduates valuable research experience, at the same time.
  2. Searching for antibiotics in the human microbiome

    Searching for antibiotics in the human microbiome

    Scientists have analysed the bacteria living on our bodies and have identified over 3,000 natural products with the potential to be useful in drugs.
  3. Death microbiome may provide answers for pathologists

    Death microbiome may provide answers for pathologists

    The first study of the human microbiome after death could help pathologists and forensic investigators by providing information about time of death.
  4. Thousands of microbes found under the Antarctic ice

    Thousands of microbes found under the Antarctic ice

    American scientists have confirmed the presence of a microbial ecosystem in Lake Whillans, a sub glacial lake 800m under the Antarctic ice, suggesting the possibility of microbial life elsewhere in the solar system.

 

  1. Winter Meeting

    Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London

    14 January 2015

  2. Spring Meeting

    Sheffield Hilton

    16 April 2015

  3. Summer Conference

    Four Seasons Hotel Dublin, Ireland

    29 June - 2 July 2015

Journals
  1. Journal highlight - bacillus strain in biological control of melon mildew

    Journal highlight - bacillus strain in biological control of melon mildew

    Cucurbit powdery mildew is a major threat to melon, squash, courgette, cucumber, and pumpkin crops, worldwide. Here, authors describe biological control by Bacillus subtilis UMAF6639.

 


Schools & Public Engagement

Have a look at the videos below to see some examples of schools and public engagement work supported by SfAM:

"The Hawaiian bobtail squid - when science and nature collide" is an animation about the bioluminescent marine microbe Vibrio fischeri and was funded by SfAM's Public Engagement Grant.



The World of Microbiology project *

* This work was established using funding from the Wellcome Trust. SfAM continued the funding from July 2011.

See more about schools and public engagement here.

About SfAM

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