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How microbiology is making paper for the future

It’s a well-known fact that if you want to make paper, somewhere along the line you need to chop down a tree. With millions of tonnes of paper being produced annually, this really adds up to a lot of trees. 736 more words


Day 2/Day 3: My first Bubble!

(5/1 ~ 5/2/16)

On Day 2 and Day 3, I basically observed for any signs of bubbling that would indicate growth of bacteria inoculated from my hands from the initial day 0/day 1. 173 more words

Outreach in PPEM - Getting the Ball Rolling at PSU

The last 2 months have been extremely busy, yet incredibly rewarding. After a long semester of planning, the onset of spring weather (finally) allotted me the chance to implement some outreach events! 545 more words

Environmental Microbiology

Lisa Alvarez-Cohen

Lisa Alvarez-Cohen is a Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. She also serves as the vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate at UC Berkeley. 102 more words


Can we use models to predict virus outbreaks?

Professor Matthew Baylis from the University of Liverpool will talk about his predictions for future impacts of climate change on infectious diseases of animals at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference today (21 March). 902 more words

Environmental Microbiology

Ash dieback disease: A plague on our ashes

Ash dieback is expected to kill millions of Britain’s ash trees over the next ten years. Caused by a fungus, Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, the disease kills trees by spreading through the branches and strangling the vascular system. 859 more words

Environmental Microbiology

Surfer bums and antibiotic resistant bacteria

Are surfers at greater risk of being colonised by antibiotic resistant bacteria? Anne Leonard, a PhD student at the University of Exeter Medical School, is trying to find out.  325 more words

Clinical & Medical Microbiology