Microbe Talk

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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.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-11-29 10:56
last episode published
2019-11-29 00:00
publication frequency
18.88 days
Contributors
Microbiology Society author  
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Number of Episodes
151
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Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
29.11.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

MicroNews November

MicroNews is the sister series of our podcast Microbe Talk, where we discuss some of the times microbiology has been in the news during the past month. In this episode, Matt and Laura discuss the differences in microbial diversity in rural and urban ar...
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Domino Effect: Sarah Jones and Dr John Tregoning

This month on Microbe Talk is the third episode of Domino Effect, the podcast series where a Microbiology Society member is interviewed by another microbiologist who they have never met before. In this episode, Sarah Jones, PhD student in geomicrobiolo...
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MicroNews October

In this episode, Laura and Matt discuss deadly fungi, the flu vaccine and how scientists are making carbon fibers out of algae. Links to the news stories discussed during this episode can be found below: Poison fire coral found in Australia: bit.ly/2...
18.10.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

The role of microbes in cancer

In this month’s episode of the podcast, Laura speaks with two experts on the relationship with certain microbes and cancer: Professor Paul Farrell, of Imperial College London, and Dr Karen Robinson, from the University of Nottingham. Paul Farrell: htt...
14.10.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Microbiology Today: Arboviruses and their Vectors

This is a special Microbiology Today edition of the podcast. The latest issue of the Society’s magazine, Microbiology Today, focuses on arboviruses and their vectors. In this episode, we discuss some of the prevention strategies and ways of managing ar...
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MicroNews September

MicroNews is the sister series of our podcast Microbe Talk, where we discuss some of the times microbiology has been in the news that month. On this month’s episode Laura and Matt are discussing superdrug sniffer dogs, koalas and chlamydia and Valley F...
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The emergence of parvovirus

Canine parvovirus is a highly infectious virus that kills thousands of dogs every year. The disease emerged in the 1970s and spread unchecked, causing a global epidemic in 1978. While the epidemic was halted due to the development of a vaccine, outbrea...
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MicroNews August

MicroNews is the sister series of our podcast Microbe Talk, where we discuss some of the times microbiology has been in the news that month. On this month’s episode Laura and Matt are discussing glowing microbes, ancient microbes, microbes in elk and m...
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Improving the lifespan of antibiotics in Canada

This month on the podcast, we spoke with Dr Mayri Alessandra Diaz De Rienzo, Ale for short, who is lecturer in Biotechnology at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Ale is currently in Quebec, Canada, visiting the lab of Professor Eric Déziel on a Mic...
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MicroNews July

This is the first episode of MicroNews, where we discuss the times microbiology, and microbiologists, have been on tv, in the papers and trending online. This month, Laura and Matt talk about the HPV vaccine, fungal diseases and antimicrobial resistan...
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Yeasts - the forgotten gut microbe

Over the last decade or so, the area of microbiome research has exploded, and scientists are just starting to realise just how important the gut microbiome is for our health. However, despite the increased interest in gut microbiome research, the vast ...
14.06.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Domino Effect: Dr Lena Ciric and Sarah Jones

This month on Microbe Talk is the second episode of Domino Effect, the podcast series where a Microbiology Society member is interviewed by another microbiologist who they have never met before. In this episode, Dr Lena Ciric, senior lecturer at the De...
17.05.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Thinking Small

Sometimes the big picture can be too big. Microbes are everywhere, and sometimes looking at the small things can answer questions you weren’t expecting to ask. Arjan Kortholt is Associate Professor at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Ar...
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Annual Conference 2019

Some highlights from this year's Microbiology Society Annual Conference, held in Belfast.
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Cryptococcus neoformans - The Pigeon Fungus

On this month’s podcast, we discuss the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans with Dr Liz Ballou from the University of Birmingham In January 2019, news broke that two patients at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow had tragically passed away....
14.02.2019 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Microbe Talk - Flu Review

In 2018, influenza made headlines, with the 2017/18 flu season heralded on of the 'worst ever' for the National Health Service with the highest number of influenza-related hospital admissions since 2010. This flu season has been markedly different. But...
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Domino Effect: Lena Ciric and Paul Hoskisson

This is our first episode of a new series called 'Domino Effect'. In this episode, Lena (@drlenaciric) interviews Paul (@PaulHoskisson) about his research history, his hobbies and the importance of science communication. Next time it will be Lena's tur...
14.12.2018 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Junior Awards for Microbiology

The panic that sets in just before taking the stand at a conference is all too common. Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to get presenting experience in a relaxed, friendly environment? The Junior Awards for Microbiology (JAM Talks) are the m...
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Microbes in Chernobyl

This month, we spoke with Dr Alexandre de Menezes, soil microbiologist. Last year, Dr de Menezes went to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to see how the nuclear disaster is impacting the microbes in the soil, over 30 years later. We will cover what the soi...
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West Nile Fever

This month, we have spoken with Dr Nicholas Johnson about the ongoing outbreak of West Nile Virus in Europe. Dr Johnson researches arboviruses, which are spread by mosquitoes at the UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). To find out more about th...
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Engaging with the public

This month, we've caught up with microbiologist Ruth MacLaren, owner and founder of Sciencedipity. This May, Ruth was at the Eden Project running a number of activities as part of their launch week for their new exhibit Invisible Worlds. To find ou...
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Human papillomavirus in Malawi

Malawi, in Sub-Saharan Africa, has the highest incidence and mortality of cervical cancer in the world. Nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV. Earlier this year, the Microbiology Society funded one of our membe...
25.09.2017

Human papillomavirus in Malawi

Malawi, in Sub-Saharan Africa, has the highest incidence and mortality of cervical cancer in the world. Nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV. Earlier this year, the Microbiology Society funded one of our membe...
30.08.2017 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Microbiome Research – Opportunity or Over-hype?

This month, we’re bringing you a real highlight from our Annual Conference in Edinburgh: a live discussion about the state of microbiome research. A panel of experts gave their views on whether microbiome research is an opportunity, or whether it’s be...
30.08.2017

Microbiome Research – Opportunity or Over-hype?

This month, we’re bringing you a real highlight from our Annual Conference in Edinburgh: a live discussion about the state of microbiome research. A panel of experts gave their views on whether microbiome research is an opportunity, or whether it’s be...
26.07.2017 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Good Germs, Bad Germs

Have you ever wondered about the kinds of microbes that are present in your kitchen? In the fruit bowl or the fridge, on your chopping boards or cleaning cloths? Good Germs Bad Germs is a citizen science project from the University of Oxford, allowing...
26.07.2017

Good Germs, Bad Germs

Have you ever wondered about the kinds of microbes that are present in your kitchen? In the fruit bowl or the fridge, on your chopping boards or cleaning cloths? Good Germs Bad Germs is a citizen science project from the University of Oxford, allowing...
30.06.2017 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Going Viral Online

In 2008, researchers from Google announced that they could predict outbreaks of the flu up to two weeks before the US authorities, by monitoring people's Google search behaviour. The algorithm tracked searches for flu symptoms and remedies, which woul...
30.06.2017

Going Viral Online

In 2008, researchers from Google announced that they could predict outbreaks of the flu up to two weeks before the US authorities, by monitoring people's Google search behaviour. The algorithm tracked searches for flu symptoms and remedies, which woul...
31.05.2017 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Does air pollution make bacteria more dangerous?

Air pollution is a big problem. It's our single largest environmental health risk, and causes an eighth of all global deaths worldwide. We know that air pollution increases respiratory diseases and the risk of infections like pneumonia. But now, new r...
31.05.2017

Does air pollution make bacteria more dangerous?

Air pollution is a big problem. It's our single largest environmental health risk, and causes an eighth of all global deaths worldwide. We know that air pollution increases respiratory diseases and the risk of infections like pneumonia. But now, new r...
28.04.2017 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Annual Conference 2017 Super Roundup

Earlier this month, the Microbiology Society hosted our Annual Conference 2017 in Edinburgh. While we were there, we managed to catch up with just a few of the researchers presenting posters and giving talks. First up, we spoke to Kirsty Fraser from H...
28.04.2017

Annual Conference 2017 Super Roundup

Earlier this month, the Microbiology Society hosted our Annual Conference 2017 in Edinburgh. While we were there, we managed to catch up with just a few of the researchers presenting posters and giving talks. First up, we spoke to Kirsty Fraser from H...
30.03.2017 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Antarctic microbes from Scott's Discovery Expedition

In 1901, Captain Robert Falcon Scott led a team of men on the Discovery Expedition to explore the mysteries of Antarctica. The expedition is famous for its scientific legacy, including the discovery of snow-free valleys, emperor penguin colonies and t...
30.03.2017

Antarctic microbes from Scott's Discovery Expedition

In 1901, Captain Robert Falcon Scott led a team of men on the Discovery Expedition to explore the mysteries of Antarctica. The expedition is famous for its scientific legacy, including the discovery of snow-free valleys, emperor penguin colonies and t...
28.02.2017 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Bacteria from the ancient city of Troy

Everyone knows the story of the Trojan horse. The Greeks, in a war against the Trojans, hid some soldiers inside a giant wooden horse and left it outside the city of Troy. Thinking that they’d won, the Trojans dragged the horse inside the city walls. ...
28.02.2017

Bacteria from the ancient city of Troy

Everyone knows the story of the Trojan horse. The Greeks, in a war against the Trojans, hid some soldiers inside a giant wooden horse and left it outside the city of Troy. Thinking that they’d won, the Trojans dragged the horse inside the city walls. ...
30.01.2017 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Microbes In The Deep Dark Ocean

What’s it like to travel right down to the bottom of the ocean? Deep sea microbiologist Julie Huber should know. Her group, at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, USA, is trying to uncover more about the microbes living in the deepest d...
30.01.2017

Microbes In The Deep Dark Ocean

What’s it like to travel right down to the bottom of the ocean? Deep sea microbiologist Julie Huber should know. Her group, at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, USA, is trying to uncover more about the microbes living in the deepest d...
15.12.2016 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Brewing Better Beer

What gives beer its taste? Why do some ales taste of berries, bananas or chocolate? A big part of the answer is the type of yeast used to ferment it. There are hundreds of different strains that brewers can use to make beer, and many of them can be fo...
15.12.2016

Brewing Better Beer

What gives beer its taste? Why do some ales taste of berries, bananas or chocolate? A big part of the answer is the type of yeast used to ferment it. There are hundreds of different strains that brewers can use to make beer, and many of them can be fo...
30.11.2016 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

PREDICTing the next pandemic

When pathogenic viruses pass from their animal reservoir into humans – known as ‘spillover events’ – the consequences can be severe. For example, it is thought that the West African Ebola outbreak began with an 18-month-old child in Guinea contracting ...
30.11.2016

PREDICTing the next pandemic

When pathogenic viruses pass from their animal reservoir into humans– known as‘spillover events’– the consequences can be severe. For example, it is thought that the West African Ebola outbreak began with an 18-month-old child in Guinea contracting the...
27.10.2016 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Inside one of America's highest containment laboratories

The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) building in Boston is a high-tech facility for the study of emerging, and re-emerging, microbial diseases of humans and animals. The building, part of Boston University, is equipped up to B...
27.10.2016

Inside one of America's highest containment laboratories

The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) building in Boston is a high-tech facility for the study of emerging, and re-emerging, microbial diseases of humans and animals. The building, part of Boston University, is equipped up to B...
30.09.2016 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

When a scratch can kill

The threat of antibiotic resistance is large and looming. Drugs that once worked miracles are now failing to work at all as bacteria become resistant to them. This could mean a future where a simple operation, a minor infection, or even a scratch coul...
30.09.2016

When a scratch can kill

The threat of antibiotic resistance is large and looming. Drugs that once worked miracles are now failing to work at all as bacteria become resistant to them. This could mean a future where a simple operation, a minor infection, or even a scratch coul...
30.08.2016 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

I Contain Multitudes: An interview with Ed Yong

"Every one of us is a zoo in our own right – a colony enclosed within a single body. A multi-species collective. An entire world." In this episode, we chat to science writer Ed Yong about his upcoming book and The New York Times Bestseller, 'I Contain...
30.08.2016

I Contain Multitudes: An interview with Ed Yong

"Every one of us is a zoo in our own right– a colony enclosed within a single body. A multi-species collective. An entire world." In this episode, we chat to science writer Ed Yong about his upcoming book and The New York Times Bestseller, 'I Contain ...
10.08.2016 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/b1/be/de/podcast6592741533/1400x1400_9231312.jpg

Microbe Talk Extra: Handwashing and Healthcare-associated Infections

Every year, hundreds of millions of patients across the world are affected by Healthcare-associated Infections, according to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO). These infections can result from a surgery, or from the use of a medical de...