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Read the lastest updates from our community, including updates on our grants recipients, lecture speakers and global ambassadors here.
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21 Sep 2023
Edie uncovers how microbes can shine light on dirt bike vandalism

For her AMI-sponsored Summer Placement, forensic science student Edie Holmes joined a team investigating whether microbial profiling could be used to link dirt bikes to vandalised sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs). Here’s what happened.

12 Jun 2023
Gene deletion toolkit makes pathogen easier to study

Scientists have created a toolkit to delete genes in Achromobacter, making the deadly bacterium tractable for research purposes.

31 May 2023
Peat bog microbes could be deployed to break down plastic pollution

Microbes discovered in a peat bog could be used to break down plastic pollution, research being carried out at Queen’s University Belfast has revealed.

23 Mar 2023
AMI Trustee Dr Emmanuel Adukwu wins major RSB teaching accolade

Applied Microbiology International is celebrating after trustee Dr Emmanuel Adukwu was awarded the Royal Society of Biology’s Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year award for 2023.

13 Mar 2023
Deep sea sponges yield new bacterial strains that may battle pathogens

Researchers who scoured deep sea sponges in search of novel antimicrobial compounds have discovered several bacterial strains that are effective against a variety of pathogens.

21 Feb 2023
The wait is over - AMI launches its new Jobs Board!

If you’re ready to make your next career move in microbiology, Applied Microbiology International's new Jobs Board is the perfect resource for you, whether you’re hunting for a new position in academia, industry, the public sector or beyond.

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23 Jan 2023
VIDEO: Jonathan Van-Tam fields questions from early career scientists at Applied Microbiology International Awards 2022

Former Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam delivered fascinating insights during a Q&A session with early career scientists at the Applied Microbiology International Awards 2022.

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23 Jan 2023
AMI launches new mental health and wellbeing member benefit

Applied Microbiology International (AMI) is delighted to support a new mental health and well-being initiative which will see the popular Headspace App made available for free to all current and new members.

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20 Jan 2023
AMI PhD studentship awarded to Naina Korotania for work on novel phage-based biopesticides

Research at the University of Birmingham will begin in February 2023.

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16 Aug 2022
Building for the future - using metagenomics to understand agricultural soils

An International Capacity Building Fund allowed Adesiyan Ibukun Modupe to visit Germany in order to make use of the MuDoGer system.

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05 Aug 2022
The Art of Science

Kelly Capper-Parkin used an Outreach and Engagement grant to demonstrate the art found in microbiology and beyond.

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22 Jul 2022
Ice Cold in Africa: The Experiences of a Nigerian Mycoplasmologist at the Botswana National Veterinary Laboratory

A Professional Development Support Grant enabled Isaac Olorunshola to gain some valuable skills - and experience an unexpectedly cold Botswana winter!

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13 May 2022
A last chance to attend a conference after the pandemic

Weijie Zhou had given up help on attending a scientific conference before the end of their PhD, but thanks to an AMI Scientific Conference Abstract Scholarship, was able to attend an international conference!

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23 Mar 2022
The missing piece of the puzzle: cell culture in CO2

Dr Cerith Jones used an AMI Small Research Projects and Equipment grant to purchase a vital piece of equipment in their investigations into antimicrobial activity of animal feed additives.

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21 Feb 2022

Project Report to Society for Applied Microbiology by Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green and Nicola Baldwin on The Nosocomial Project

04 Feb 2022
Summer Student Placement Scholarship: crystallised knowledge

In summer 2021, Sara Lawrence got the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a research lab, as well as fieldwork.

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02 Feb 2022
Summer Student Placement Scholarship: a chance to hone skills

The chance to find out the difference between undergraduate practical experiments and academic research was one of the most valuable insights from Eoin Barry's Summer Student Placement Scholarship.

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01 Feb 2022
Summer Student Placement Scholarship: new experiences

Victoria Wootton's project was starkly different to the experiments carried out during an undergraduate degree, gaining valuable experience thanks to an SfAM Summer Student Placement Scholarship.

01 Jan 2022
16th Congress of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists

Pivoting to an all-online format at the last minute was a challenge, but SfAM’s support ensured we were able to deliver the best, most interactive, virtual Congress possible.

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12 Nov 2021
Summer Student Placement Scholarship: from traditional to conventional medicine

Michael Si-Hom Chau made use of an SfAM Summer Student Placement Scholarship to investigate anti-biofilm properties from medieval Welsh medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.

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