Microbiology Society
  • Why microbiology matters

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    In this film we explain how microbiology answers big questions by giving us knowledge of very small things.

    Microbes are everywhere and affect almost all aspects of our lives. We cannot see them, but our world would not function without them.

    The study of microbes helps us to understand our world and our place within it. It gives us insights into the complexity of nature and society, which in turn provide many different health, environmental, social, cultural, industrial and economic benefits.

    Microbiologists are involved in addressing challenges that vary from urgent problems demanding immediate solutions, such as new and emerging diseases, through to long-term issues, like antimicrobial drug resistance, food security and environmental sustainability.

    Our mission is to advance the understanding and impact of microbiology by empowering and connecting communities worldwide. Find out more about how we support this in our strategy 2018-2022. Show less
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  • Professional Development Play all

    • How to Network like a Pro - Duration: 5 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Networking can be a bit of a dirty word in science – but it's not about schmoozing over wine and cheese, and it doesn't have to be scary.

      Watch this video for some great tips on how to network ef...
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    • How to give a great oral presentation - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Giving a presentation at your first big conference?

      Watch our guide for some top tips on how to present your research in the best way possible.

      Download the 'How to... give a poster presentation...
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    • Athena SWAN Biosciences: Top tips for applying - Duration: 4 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Are you applying for an Athena SWAN Award?

      In this video, successful applicants and Equality & Diversity advisors from the biosciences share their top tips on how to approach the process.

      The Mi...
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    • Studying intestinal viruses in Uganda - Duration: 5 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      In early 2015, Dr Lucy Thorne travelled to Uganda on a Research Visit Grant from the Microbiology Society.

      Lucy visited the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe, and began a research project...
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  • New Scientist Live Play all

    • Why do mosquitoes bite some people more than others? - Duration: 5 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Why do mosquitoes bite some people more than others? It comes down to smell.

      Dr James Logan from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine gave us a demo at New Scientist Live, and told u...
    • Astrobiology: Is there life out there? - Duration: 7 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Dr Zita Martins is an astrobiologist at Imperial College London.

      We spoke to her at New Scientist Live about the beginnings of life on earth, and the search for life elsewhere in the universe.
    • Superbugs and the Longitude Prize - Duration: 3 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Could you help solve the problem of antibiotic resistance?

      The Longitude Prize is offering £10million for a diagnostic test that rule out antibiotic use or help identify an effective antibiotic.
    • Are we too clean? - Duration: 8 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      We spoke to Dr Sheena Cruickshank from the University of Manchester about the 'hygiene hypothesis' – the idea that being 'too clean' may actually lead to allergies and autoimmune conditions.

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  • Emerging Infectious Diseases Play all

    Earlier this year, we went to the Emerging Diseases A to Z (EIDA2Z) Conference in Boston.
    We caught up with some of the microbiologists attending to talk about the challenges and opportunities that exist in the field.
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