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Micropod's Nancy Mendoza grabs a few minutes with two of the speakers at the SfAM Winter Meeting at the Royal Society in London. First, Professor James Oliver and his colleague, Dr Craig Baker-Austin, explain the growing threat from Vibrio vuln
On the evening of 30 June 2014, in Brighton, the SfAM Summer Conference began with the annual Journal of Applied Microbiology Annual Lecture, chaired by SfAM President, Professor Martin Adams. Professor George Macfarlane speaks on the topic of
The winners of the latest SfAM Communication Award talk to us about what motivates them to use the media as a vehicle for communicating science. Adam Rutherford - a scientist turned broadcaster - gets out of bed in the morning for the 'wow' fac
Micropod's Nancy Mendoza grabs a few minutes with two of the speakers at the SfAM Spring Meeting in Sheffield. Judith Tanner tells us why bed jackets, wooly socks, and clean showers are important elements of the fight against surgical site infe
Following the recent resurgence of measles in South Wales, Micropod's Nancy Mendoza unpacks the MMR vaccine debacle that has been blamed for this latest outbreak. She speaks to John Illman, a health journalist who was writing for the national d
The publishing landscape is changing. Traditionally, institutions have paid subscription fees to journals so that their employees can access the latest research. But this system doesn't work for everyone and many publications are moving to an o
A brand new respiratory virus is circulating in the Middle East and of 80 cases, 44 people have died. MERS-CoV, as it has become known, is a coronavirus with close relatives in bats. In this podcast, experts speaking at a recent Public Health E
We talk science policy with the Director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), and soon-to-be Chief Executive of the British Science Association, Imran Khan. Then we chat to the Head of Communications at the Wellcome Trust and aut
Scientists and science communicators have joined forces to make a beautiful calendar which showcases real women (and men) doing great science. The money raised will make sure girls continue to achieve great things in STEM subjects. We went to t
The winner's of the 2012 SfAM Communication Award talk to us about the novel ways in which they engage with diverse audiences on a huge variety of topics, especially microbiology. Artist Anna Dumitriu explains how she's made a 'MRSA quilt' whic
This month's Micropod looks at the possibility of microbial life in space. Dr Louisa Preston talks about extremophiles (or extreme-lovers as she calls them) which live in hostile environments on earth. These places are extremely hot, acidic, co
Professor Anne Glover is the Chief Science Advisor to the President of the EC and in this interview she discusses science in Europe, following her passions and the role of communication in science policy. Delegates at the SfAM Spring Meeting te
This month's podcast features an interview with the brilliant comedian Robin Ince who talks about science in comedy, his fascination with the world around us, microbiology and mimophants. We were lucky enough to grab a few minutes with him just
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