Blogging Microbes- Communicating Microbiology to Netizens


There was a conference on Blogging microbes at Nottingham University, with talks from Alan Cann, Shuna Gold, James Gurney and Oscar Rosales, organised by Ivan Lafayette from the Toxicologist Today.
Oh yeah, and I was there as well, talking about how blogging can enhance your scientific career.
We had a lot of fun there, it was crazy meeting other bloggers, and the people who read blogs. It was a really great atmosphere, and it was interesting meeting some of the other people in the community in real life.


It's also time that I confessed. I've been cheating on you guys with another blog. I've started contributing to Sciencemadeeasy.kinja.com. I curate and contribute content there, aimed more towards a general audience than this blog. If you just want to read the stuff I write, then check out Faz-alam.kinja.com.
I have no plans to leave field of science, as there is definitely some content I would like to contribute here, such as the MicroTwJC summaries, which wouldn't really fit for a lay audience. So keep an eye on this space as well.

#MicroTwJC 49 Expanding the Genetic Alphabet


Recently scientists have achieved a feat the like of which has not been seen in billions of years, they have added new letters to the genetic alphabet of a living organism.  What did they do? How did they do it ? Is it too good to be true? All these questions, and more await.

#MicroTwJc 46: FtsZ placement in Bacterial cells



An In depth look at how bacteria divide in "FtsZ placement in Nucleoid Free Bacteria"!
Link: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0091984

Statistical Websites:
1-way ANOVA
http://www.danielsoper.com/statcalc3/calc.aspx?id=43
Tukey's Honestly Significant Difference
http://faculty.vassar.edu/lowry/hsd.html

Microbiology Twitter Journal Club Website for more details:
http://microtwjc.wordpress.com/

MicroTwJC 45: When Antibiotic Resistant Compete (A video presentation)

This summary of the latest Microbiology Twitter Journal Club is going to be different in two ways. Firstly, it's late. Secondly, it's a video. I noticed a while ago that my explanations of papers tended to end up longer than the papers themselves, and I decided to experiment. Here are the results