1. Only 6% of patients admit pushing GPs for antibiotics but they still over prescribe

    Only 6% of patients admit pushing GPs for antibiotics but they still over prescribe

    A survey of patients this month revealed that only 6% admit to pushing their doctor for antibiotics but a second survey of GPs that 90% cite pressure from patients as the reason they over prescribe.
  2. New blood test identifies resistant malaria

    New blood test identifies resistant malaria

    A blood test has been developed which identifies artemisinin resistant malaria giving hope that its spread might be prevented.
  3. Ebola vaccine could be ready by end of 2014

    Ebola vaccine could be ready by end of 2014

    WHO has give the go-ahead for untested treatments, but what does this mean for patients with Ebola and their communities?
  4. Microbial interactions in dental plaque

    Microbial interactions in dental plaque

    The September 2014 edition of Microbiologist will be themed around dental microbiology. Here, SfAM Executive Committee member and Features Editor, Nick Jakubovics, discusses microbial interactions in dental plaque - a typical bacterial biofilm.

 

  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 - Occurrence and distribution of Naegleria species from thermal spring environments in Taiwan

    Journal highlight - Occurrence and distribution of Naegleria species from thermal spring environments in Taiwan

    Naegleria spp. is a free-living amoeba that can be found in the natural environment and can cause fatal infections in humans and animals.

 


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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