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27 March 2015
Late last year, the Society for General Microbiology launched the Small World Initiative, a ‘Citizen Science’ project that will let schools, undergraduates and the public work with researchers to search for new antibiotics from soil.
This week, the Society is delighted to announce that a team from the University of East Anglia (UEA) has been chosen to host the Society’s match-funded PhD studentship as part of the Initiative. Dr Laura Bowater, Professor Elena Nardi and Dr Gary Rowley from the UEA will co-supervise the student, drawing on their expertise of soil antibiotics, public engagement in science and educational theory in this multi-disciplinary project.
18 March 2015
Today, the UK Chancellor George Osborne MP announced the Government’s budget for 2015. While not announced during the Chancellor’s traditional speech, there was mention of antimicrobial resistance in the full budget statement, which contains information not mentioned in the speech.
The report describes how the Government is to work with various organisations to create the ‘Fleming Fund’, aimed at building capacity in low- and middle-income countries.
20 March 2015
Each month, the Society for General Microbiology publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are a few of the new species that have been discovered and the places they’ve been found. The full papers are available to journal subscribers, but the abstracts are free […]
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