Archives for 2012

Bread Winners in search of germs overseas

While on the Asian bread trail, the Lab Without Walls team took the lab in a box (air portable suitcase version) on a training excursion to Ipoh, Malaysia. They used PCR methods to confirm Burkholderia app, identified bacteria from blood cultures and detected dengue virus types 1 and 2.

Germs by the ebook

Not to be outdone by mainstream TV coverage, this blog has spawned its first eBook. Germ: the Language of Infection is your introduction to microbes.

Lyme disease in Australia

What’s the evidence that Lyme disease is native to Australia? The Micrognome looks at the debate.

Melioidosis – the movie. The Lab Without Walls goes to air

ABC Catalyst feature on neglected tropical infection in northern Australia

The rat’s tale

Introduction to the lab rat, rtRat; the newest member of the Micrognome’s team. Hear his pronouncement on a new medically significant bacterial genus.