A COVID-19 READER

The biomedical science behind the emergence, spread, impact and management of COVID-19, using an emerging infectious disease framework as a lens to examine the disease and its attributes.

Micrognome comes out of retirement

In challenging times the new normal is to dig deep into our reserves. On one such foray, I was able to track down the MicroGome, who has been out of touch for a long time since. Never mind the reason he was hors de combat. He has agreed to step out of his cave, emerge […]

Apocalypse? Not yet.

It’s hard to pick the fact from fiction and half-truth in media reports on COVID-19. Social and mass media have combined to create an information overload, and may have difficulty explaining the more extreme predictions they’re making about an epidemic disease whose individual clinical impact and community impact seem grossly out of propotion.  This blog […]

UK’s candy floss election: don’t let AMR fall out of view

UK general election favours candy floss conservatives. Will antibiotic resistance be forgotten as policy priority?

Make AST faster with FAST method for antimicrobial susceptibility testing

The FAST Lab’s first method is available in an open access on-line publication. Meet the team behind the method. See our poster at CYTO 2017.