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Nature Reviews Microbiology 15th anniversary

Nature Reviews Microbiology celebrates its 15th anniversary and with it the microbiology community, many of whom have contributed directly and indirectly to the content of the journal. 


To mark this occasion, we wanted to give our readers a glimpse behind the curtains, and asked a few of our past authors and editors about their views on microbiology, the journal and their experiences of working with us in a series of interviews.


Our anniversary issue also contains the first of these ‘Under the Lens’ articles which are penned by microbial imaging specialists at the University of Oxford.

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In the news

Microbiology stories hitting the headlines

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Contributor

How the turmoil surrounding Brexit is already having an effect on academia in the UK.

I first started to write this post in the immediate aftermath of the UK Parliament descending into a pantomime-like farce; with fewer than 100 days ‘til the UK is destined to leave the EU, our elected representatives chose to spend their last days before the Christmas 2018 recess shouting abuse at each other. Let’s hope in the 71 days remaining before Brexit day, almost enough time for Phileas Fogg to go around the world, that UK politicians spend the time less shambolically but also that they suffer no more intimidation from mobs intent on blurring the lines between populism and extremism.
Go to the profile of Rick Lewis
Jan 17, 2019

Journal Club

Essential links from across the microbiology literature

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Contributor

Applying the handicap principle to biofilms

Signals involved in biofilm formation are often studied from a mechanistic perspective, which emphasizes their population-level effects. By adopting an informational perspective of signaling, we highlight the overlooked possibility that secreted factors which coordinate biofilm formation and facilitate interspecies competition, may also facilitate competition within the biofilm. We would like to acknowledge the late Prof. Amotz Zahavi, an inspiring mentor who imparted numerous thought-provoking discussions bridging zoology, ecology and microbiology in this Environmental Microbiology mini review.
Go to the profile of Ilana Kolodkin-Gal
Dec 18, 2018

Under the microscope

Stories from members daily lives; more than just the science.

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Contributor

How the turmoil surrounding Brexit is already having an effect on academia in the UK.

I first started to write this post in the immediate aftermath of the UK Parliament descending into a pantomime-like farce; with fewer than 100 days ‘til the UK is destined to leave the EU, our elected representatives chose to spend their last days before the Christmas 2018 recess shouting abuse at each other. Let’s hope in the 71 days remaining before Brexit day, almost enough time for Phileas Fogg to go around the world, that UK politicians spend the time less shambolically but also that they suffer no more intimidation from mobs intent on blurring the lines between populism and extremism.
Go to the profile of Rick Lewis
Jan 17, 2019

Centenary of 1918 influenza pandemic

A hundred years ago, a pandemic of influenza virus stunned the world, killing millions and frightening many more. We remain vulnerable to such outbreaks, but lessons learned from the past, a century of research and international cooperation could (and should) help prepare us for future pandemics

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