Episode 163: Investigating invisible culprits with Dr Tim Inglis
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by Microbiology Society
1M ago
Clare is back with another episode of Microbe Talk and this time she’s investigating the topic of Microbial Forensics with Dr Tim Inglis from the University of Western Australia. Tim is the Editor-in-Chief of the Society’s Journal of Medical Microbiology where he published his review on the topic: ‘A systematic approach to microbial forensics’. You can read a full transcript of this podcast on our website. Music by Denys Kyshcuk from Pixabay ..read more
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Episode 162: Roots of resistance: exploring AMR in ancient mouths
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by Microbiology Society
1M ago
For this episode of Microbe Talk Clare was joined by the wonderful Gwyn Dahlquist-Axe and Francesca Standeven, archaeological scientists who study AMR and ancient human oral microbiomes. They're on the podcast to discuss their review into diet, disease and antibiotic resistance from ancient human oral microbiomes published in Microbial Genomics. You can read their review 'Inferring diet, disease and antibiotic resistance from ancient human oral microbiomes' here.  If you'd like to keep up with Francesca and Gwyn's research their Twitter (X) handles are @GDahlquistAxe and @fstandeven ..read more
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Episode 161: Knocking Out AMR: fixing the broken innovation pipeline
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by Microbiology Society
2M ago
Yesterday, we released our vision statement for Knocking Out Antimicrobial Resistance, the Society's new cross-disciplinary project. It outlined the key issues faced by the AMR community: the lack of understanding of the urgency of the crisis, a fragmented AMR landscape and a broken innovation pipeline So for this special Knocking Out AMR episode of Microbe Talk Clare spoke to Professor Paul Hoskisson to pick his brain on his latest venture: a one million pound project to use food by-products make antimicrobial production more cost effective and sustainable. The Microbiology Society's Knocki ..read more
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Episode 160: Women’s History Month: a conversation with Dr Linda Oyama
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by Microbiology Society
3M ago
Last month was Women’s History Month, taking place annually throughout the month of March. It aims to highlight and reflect on the many, but often over-looked, achievements made by women throughout history – which have paved the way for the women of today. In this episode, to mark the month, we caught up with Society Champion and microbiologist, Dr Linda Oyama. Linda discusses her insights as a woman in science, by diving into some of her experiences, as well as her passion for outreach with young girls.   To keep up with Linda, you can find her on X @LindaOyama ..read more
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Episode 159: Behind the lecture with Dr Claas Kirchhelle
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by Microbiology Society
3M ago
 Dr Claas Kirchhelle from University College Dublin will be giving the Hot Topic Lecture: "Faecal Flows – a very short history of microbiology, sewers, and Britain's rivers (ca.1850-2023)" at this years Annual Conference. Clare spoke to Claas to find out how he's feeling ahead of his lecture and to pick his brain about his intriguing research area. If you're at Annual Conference this year, you can catch Claas' Hot topic Lecture at 8:45 on Thursday 11 April. Alternatively, Claas' lecture will be available online after Annual Conference. Music by Denys Kyshchuk from Pixabay You can downl ..read more
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Episode 158: Navigating Academia: a conversation with Professor Iruka Okeke and Professor Judith Armitage
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by Microbiology Society
5M ago
In aid of The International Day of Women and Girls in Science Clare spoke to Professor Iruka Okeke and Professor Judith Armitage to discuss women in science. In this episode they discuss the importance of mentors, promotions in academia and the inequalities of maternity leave and Clare gains valuable insights from Judy and Iruka's impressive careers.  To keep up with Judy and Iruka, you can find them on X @Armitage_Judy and @iruka_okeke. Follow this link to read Judy's Microbial Primer. Music by ComaStudio from Pixabay.  ..read more
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Episode 157: Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance: research and surveillance
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by Microbiology Society
6M ago
In this episode of Microbe Talk Clare is joined by Rick Mumford, Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor & Deputy Director of Science Evidence & Research at the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA). They chat about research and surveillance of foodborne antimicrobial resistance (AMR), delivering on the 5-year National Action Plan and look to the future of foodborne AMR.  If you’d like to read Rick’s paper, ‘Foodborne antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research and surveillance in the UK: priorities identified through the Food Standards Agency’s AMR programme review (2023)’ published in Journal of ..read more
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Episode 156: Microbe Talk: the best of 2023
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by Microbiology Society
7M ago
It’s the final episode of 2023 so Clare, Katie and Adam got together to discuss their favourite Microbe Talk moments of 2023 and what they’re most looking forward to in 2024.  If you want to listen back to any of the podcast episodes mentioned in the podcast you can find these below:  The bacteriophage: is the enemy of our enemy a friend? Dr John Munnoch discusses dyslexia CRISPR - Cas9 Takes on AMR Plasmids Conversations on Collaboration: Elaine Cloutman-Green on working across microbiology's disciplines Annual Conference 2023: Demystifying Science Policy Getting to grips with ind ..read more
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Episode 155: Knocking Out AMR: Dr Tina Joshi and Dr Catrin Moore on the Society’s new project
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by Microbiology Society
8M ago
In this episode of Microbe Talk, Policy and Engagement Officer Katie chats to Dr Tina Joshi and Dr Catrin Moore, the Microbiology Society members leading on the Society’s brand new antimicrobial resistance (AMR) project, Knocking Out AMR. In this episode, Katie, Tina and Catrin talk about what the new project is, how it came to be, and how people can get involved. If you are interested in opportunities for organisations to collaborate with the Microbiology Society, please email knockingoutamr@microbiologysociety.org or to register your individual interest please visit the Knocking out AMR web ..read more
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Episode 154: Knocking Out AMR: a conversation with Professor Chloe James
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by Microbiology Society
9M ago
If you are interested in opportunities for organisations to collaborate with the Microbiology Society, please email knockingoutamr@microbiologysociety.org or to register your individual interest please visit the Knocking out AMR webpage. To find out about the latest updates, follow us on Twitter @MicrobioSoc using the hashtag #KnockingOutAMR. You can also read the latest edition of Microbiology Today here.  To read Chloe's work published in Microbiology, visit our journals site. You can keep up to date with Chloe's public engagement work visit MICROBIhOME for general microbiology and AM ..read more
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