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Microbe Talk is a podcast from the Microbiology Society, interviewing researchers about bacteria, viruses and parasites. We are the largest microbiology society in Europe, covering all aspects of microbial science.

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Microbe Talk is a podcast from the Microbiology Society, interviewing researchers about bacteria, viruses and parasites. We are the largest microbiology society in Europe, covering all aspects of microbial science.

    MicroNews February

    MicroNews February

    MicroNews is the sister series of our podcast Microbe Talk, where we discuss microbiology in the news over the last month. As well as discussing microbiology news stories, which include protecting coral reefs from climate change, new antibiotics and radiation-eating fungi; this month Laura and Matt give an update on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

    Links to the news stories discussed during this episode can be found below:

    Scientists find huge bacteriophage: www.futurity.org/phages-microbiomes-2283062/
    Invasive ants found to contain seasonal viruses: phys.org/news/2020-02-invasiv…easonal-viruses.html
    Fungi that ‘eats’ radiation: www.express.co.uk/news/science/123…ar-reactor-fungi
    Researchers decode how malaria parasite reproduces: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/…0211121500.htm
    New group of antibiotics that fight bacteria in a unique way: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/…0212131523.htm
    How do algal communities within corals help them tolerate stress?: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/…0212150129.htm
    Coronavirus outbreak: Expert comment from our members: microbiologysociety.org/news/society-…-members.html

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    The ecological role of protists

    The ecological role of protists

    Protists are an extremely important part of many ecosystems, but people don't often consider their significance and the biodiversity they represent. In this episode of the podcast, Laura speaks with Professor Genoveva Esteban who is based at Bournemouth University, UK. Genoveva's research focuses on the biodiversity of aquatic systems in the UK, particularly at a microbial level.

    • 14分
    Micronews January

    Micronews January

    MicroNews is the sister series of our podcast Microbe Talk, where we discuss microbiology in the news over the last month. As well as discussing microbiology news stories, which include chronic wasting disease, 3D printing and ancient fungi; this month Matt and Laura give a timeline of Coronavirus.
    Links to the news stories discussed during this episode can be found below:
    World’s oldest fungi found in fossils on.natgeo.com/36LLh1W
    University of Sheffield scientists develop 3D parts that can fight bacteria bit.ly/2OdrYbs
    First CWD-positive wild deer found in Marathon County bit.ly/3b1rgYu
    Bacteria might get autoimmune diseases too bit.ly/37LLLq7
    Coronavirus outbreak: expert comment from our members bit.ly/2RMYd3H

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    GlobalseaweedSTAR – microbiology's role in the seaweed industry

    GlobalseaweedSTAR – microbiology's role in the seaweed industry

    For countries like Malaysia, Tanzania and the Philippines, seaweed agriculture is a major industry. However, these countries still see significant crop losses due to disease and pests. So what role does microbiology have in helping these countries’ growth in the industry?

    On this month’s episode Matt visited London’s Natural History Museum to talk to Professor Juliet Brodie. Professor Brodie is a seaweed researcher working with GlobalSeaweedSTAR, a programme aiming to grow the research and innovation capabilities of developing countries engaged in seaweed farming.
    To find out more about GlobalseaweedSTAR’s work, visit their website.
    www.globalseaweed.org/

    • 22分
    Microbiology Today: Natural Products And Drug Discovery

    Microbiology Today: Natural Products And Drug Discovery

    This is a special Microbiology Today edition of Microbe Talk. The latest issue of the Society’s magazine, Microbiology Today, focuses on natural products and drug discovery. In this podcast we talk with two researchers about their work to find new antimicrobial compounds that could be used to form new treatments: Lorena T. Fernández-Martínez from Edge Hill University about her research on actinomycetes and Aled Roberts from Swansea University Medical School about his work on manuka honey.

    Find out more about natural products and drug discovery in the November issue of Microbiology Today: https://microbiologysociety.org/microbiologytoday

    • 7分
    Mosquito Saliva and its Enhancing Effect on Arboviruses

    Mosquito Saliva and its Enhancing Effect on Arboviruses

    Anyone who’s been enjoying the sun on a nice summers evening knows the dreaded whine made by mosquitoes on the hunt for a meal. In recent years mosquitoes have been appearing in the news more and more due outbreaks of diseases such as dengue and zika. As if getting bitten by a mosquito wasn’t bad enough, if it is carrying the arbovirus, the saliva causing the annoying itchy bumps is actually helping the arbovirus infect you.

    On this month’s episode, Matt talks to Daniella Lefteri, finalist of the 2019 Young Microbiologist of the Year. Daniella is researching the enhancing effect of this saliva and how it might be able to help in the growing arbovirus problem.

    To find out more about Daniella and her research, read her interview with us on our blog: https://microbiologysociety.org/blog/meet-the-young-microbiologist-of-the-year-finalists-daniella-lefteri.html

    • 13分

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