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Microbes and Us

Microbes and Us

By Federation of European Microbiological Societies
Welcome to our podcast, Microbes and Us, brought to you by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS). Our FEMS communication gurus, Joseph Shuttleworth and Eleni Koursari, bring into each monthly episode guests from the microbiology field discussing topics from every corner of the microbial world. Whether you are a lover of microbes, a scientist, or you just want to join our fun microbiology community, then this is the podcast for you.
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Episode 7 | Antimicrobial Resistance and the R&D Model with Prof. Laura Piddock

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Episode 8 | Exploring the Antarctic Lake for Microorganisms with Christina Davis
What does it take to do microbiology research in Antarctica? Christina Davis from the University of Florida talks to us about her own journey in studying microbes that live in subglacial lakes of Antarctica.  Episode host: Eleni Koursari
December 15, 2021
Episode 7 | Antimicrobial Resistance and the R&D Model with Prof. Laura Piddock
Celebrating World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021 we bring to this episode Prof. Laura Piddock, Scientific Director at the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP). Together with episode host Eleni Koursari we discuss about antimicrobial resistance and dive deeper into the topic of antibiotic R&D and stewardship. GARDP website -
November 16, 2021
Episode 6 | Six Microbes for International Microorganism Day
Looking forward to International Microorganism Day episode hosts Eleni Koursari and Joseph Shuttleworth chat about six interesting microorganisms and microscopic creatures perhaps unknown to you! From mangetic bacteria, to the worlds biggest fungi and spacefaring water bears! Find more information about International Microorganism Day at Direct link to Interantional Microorganism Day YouTube channel
September 08, 2021
Episode 5 | Our Science Communication Awardee Cláudia Godinho talks about International Microorganism Day
At the spotlight of this episode is Cláudia Godinho, FEMS Science Communication Awardee, currently a postdoc at the Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. We talk about her involvement with International Microorganim Day (17the September), a day to celebrate the wondrous world of microbes! Find more about International Microorganism Day at
August 10, 2021
Episode 4 | Life as a research fellow with Elisa Granato, FEMS Early Career Microbiologist Awardee
Our podcast host Eleni Koursari, welcomes into this episode, Dr Elisa Granato, molecular microbiology research fellow at the University of Oxford and first FEMS Early Career Microbiologist Awardee. Elisa shares with us details about her research on bacterial ecology and evolution, experience about progressing through academia and talks about her partners in crime! 
July 08, 2021
Episode 3 | All about the World Microbe Forum, with Dr Jennifer Gardy
Dr Jennifer Gardy and our podcast host Eleni Koursari talk about the World Microbe Forum (20-24 June 2021)! With less than a month to go until the event we share with you details on sessions and how to make the most out of this online microbial meeting.  Find more about the World Microbe forum at
June 08, 2021
Episode 2 | When Science Crosses International Boarders - Experience From Our Japanese Ambassador: Prof. Ken-ichi Yoshida
Science is really international! Our episode host Corrado Nai and the FEMS Japanese ambassador Prof. Ken-ichi Yoshida discuss how science crosses international boarders, from Japan to the EU to America. 
April 26, 2021
Episode 1 | Research, Networking and Public Perception of Science, with Prof. Linda J Kenney
Episode host Joseph Shuttleworth and Prof Linda J Kenney, FEMS Ambassador for the USA discuss about research, career progression, networking and public perception of science.  If you are interested in attending our next global meeting, share your research and build an international network submit and abstract and register for the World Microbe Forum, a collaboration between FEMS, ASM and several other societies!
April 26, 2021
Introducing: Microbes and Us!
Sneak peak into our new podcast - Microbes and Us - brought to you by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS). Links:  Website - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - LinkedIn - 
April 19, 2021