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19 February 2015
Two funding calls that are of relevance to microbiologists have recently been announced by the BBSRC and the MRC.
The BBSRC have made a second call for innovative grants under the cross-council theme Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: Understanding resistant bacteria. Applications are particularly welcome from those studying zoonotic and animal only bacterial pathogens. Applications can address antimicrobial resistance at any point in the food chain. In addition young investigators are particularly encouraged to apply and would be urged to seek mentorship writing their proposal.
17 February 2015
Since 1971, the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) has been creating and maintaining the taxonomy of all viral species. Having a centralised classification system ensures that naming conventions are consistent and that each species is only known by a single name. ICTV defines the speciation of viruses, including emerging infections.
3 March 2015
Wine connoisseurs, or oenophiles, possess a seemingly endless vocabulary for describing their tipples of choice. To the uninitiated, it may sound like they are describing an entire gourmet meal, or even a good friend, but this is not just make-believe: those in the know can sometimes pinpoint not just the country or region a wine […]
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