20 Things We Learned in 2020

2021-10-15T08:25:29+01:0021 December 2020|

This has been a year that none of us will forget in a hurry. The Institute is immensely proud of the way our staff have pulled together, and the work we have managed to achieve

From bacterial behaviours to COVID-19

2020-07-16T10:20:24+01:0016 July 2020|

Sushmita Sridhar has paused her work on a gastroenteritis-causing bacterium to help diagnose the virus that causes COVID-19.

Breaking the mould – the story of penicillin

2021-10-11T14:18:30+01:006 June 2019|

From a contaminated dish in London to saving lives on the D-Day beaches of Normandy (via dedicated scientists in Oxford and Peoria), pencillin has saved many millions of lives

Patience is a virtue for tolerant bacteria

2015-03-13T09:00:56+00:0013 March 2015|

13.03.15 How do microbes develop a tolerance to antibiotics? Research into the genetic mechanisms suggest it’s something of a waiting game, explains Kate Baker