1. A single kiss could share 80 million bacteria

    A single kiss could share 80 million bacteria

    Researchers from the Netherlands have measured the number of bacteria shared between a couple after a single 10 second kiss.
  2. New Chief Executive for SfAM

    New Chief Executive for SfAM

    We are pleased to announce Dr Lucy Harper as SfAM's new Chief Executive. Lucy has been with the society since 2005 and will continue to build upon the progress of the past nine years.
  3.   Gum health better in Roman times than in people today

    Gum health better in Roman times than in people today

    Scientists from Kings College London and the Natural History Museum studied 303 skulls dated, from between, AD 200 and AD 400 and found that only 5% had gum disease.
  4. Virus attack killing Spanish amphibians and threatening reptiles

    Virus attack killing Spanish amphibians and threatening reptiles

    Amphibian populations across Spain are being killed by two deadly ranaviruses viruses.

 

  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 - review of lactobacilli as a prototype probiotic genus

    Journal highlight - review of lactobacilli as a prototype probiotic genus

    This review summarizes the interplay existing between the host immune system and probiotic lactobacilli.

 


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

The Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) is the voice of applied microbiology and oldest microbiology society in the UK. Its object is to advance for the benefit of the public the science of microbiology in its application to the environment, human and animal health, agriculture and industry. 

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  1. sfamtweets: RT @SiouxsieW: @markowenmartin I applied for a public engagement grant from @SfAMtweets who funded the other animation

    1:47 AM Nov 22

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