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The Microbiology Society promotes microbiology to audiences including schools, policy-makers and the general public
The Microbiology Society promotes microbiology to audiences including schools, policy-makers and the general public

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2018 Prize Lectures and 2019 Prize Medal nominations are now open!

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We have plenty of professional development opportunities at Annual Conference 2017 – find out more on our website.

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The Microbiology Society’s journal, Microbiology, has a new collection that collates all our latest papers on CRISPR. You can read the freely available papers, and a summary of the technology, on Microbiology's website.

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If you are looking for the latest information on viral families, you’ll be pleased to know that Journal of General Virology has published the first ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile, funded by a five-year Biomedical Resources grant from the Wellcome Trust. These profiles will build into a series of freely available, concise reviews, with overviews on classification, structure and viral properties. You can read more news about the profiles on the journal’s website.

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Antibiotic resistance is a serious problem, but to tackle it, we need to learn more about the mechanisms behind it. In our new blog post, we look at how resistant communities of bacteria can protect sensitive strains from the effects of antibiotics, and how these sensitive ‘freeloaders’ can actually outcompete their protectors.

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Salmonellosis is a serious disease that people can get from eating contaminated chicken or eggs. In the past, it’s often been difficult to trace the source of an outbreak much further back than the restaurant that someone has eaten at.

New genomic techniques allow us to trace an outbreak much further. In this new blog post, we learn about work done to track an outbreak across Europe.

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Some of the school students and undergraduate participants of our 2016/2017 run of Antibiotics Unearthed will be presenting their work at our Annual Conference in Edinburgh this year.

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Our 2017 Annual Conference is now fewer than 50 days away, so remember to register, and book your travel and accommodation as soon as possible.

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As a member organisation of the Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance (http://microb.io/1Ontlzi) (LeSPAR), the Microbiology Society is supporting the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) Directing Biosynthesis V meeting at the University of Warwick (22–24 March 2017). The RSC are offering Microbiology Society members discounted registration for this conference – find our more on our website.

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Following the outbreaks of the Ebola and Zika viruses in recent years, 'Halting Epidemics' is a timely topic for the February 2017 issue of Microbiology Today, available to read online now.
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