16 June 2022

The incredible tricks Legionella can play.

I have a background in microbiology through both education and my work, and as a result of this I am often looking at microbes...

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12 June 2022

Weird Environments in Which Microbes can Survive

I am biased, but I am fascinated by the microbial world and some of the more unusual environments that some microbes can survive in,...

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A medical illustration of vancomycin–resistant, Enterococci sp. bacteria. Original image sourced from US Government department: Public Health Image Library, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Under US law this image is copyright free, please credit the government department whenever you can”.
9 June 2022

Microbial Metabolism – The Weird and Wonderful Ways Microbes Get Energy.

I have an interest in the microbial world both through education and also my work, with that in mind I am often passionate about...

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7 June 2022

Viruses and Evasion of the Immune System

I am on twitter (@travishale) as well as reddit and on occasion I see threads and questions about why some viruses can be ‘destroyed’...

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6 March 2020


Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is of significant concern worldwide, but what exactly is the virus, what does it cause and what is the concern? What is...

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