Posts Tagged ‘blog’

We’re all going on a summer holiday

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Well, holiday is not the right word, but MicrobiologyBytes is switching to a different schedule over the next couple for months. Instead of posting every weekday, I’m going to be posting a diferent style of article about once a week – a much more in depth look at a particular topic, accompanied by multimedia (mostly video). I’ll still be posting frequent daily updates to microbiology news on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.


Behind the scenes, I’m going to be working hard on a major new MicrobiologyBytes project which is going to launch at the end of September, so sorry Cliff, it’s not really a holiday after all.


Want Email?

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Email Subscriptions Would you like to get your up to date microbiology news via email – on your mobile for example?

It’s a little known fact that MicrobiologyBytes has an email subscription option – just put your email address into the box on the top right corner of the blog. We won’t spam you and you control your own subscription (frequency of messages, leave whenever you want to).

Just make sure the confirmation email for your subscription doesn’t get caught in your spam filter :-)

MicrobiologyBytes – now with added Tumblr

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

MicrobiologyBytes on Tumblr

If you’re already a Tumblr user, you know how quick and easy the site is to use, and it can be a lot of fun too. MicrobiologyBytes is now also on Tumblr, so whether you’ve been using Tumblr for years or it’s completely new to you, check us out there.


Say hello to Microbe Post

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Microbe Post

The UK Scoiety for General Microbiology has started a new blog, Microbe Post. The blog posts will be written by SGM members and report on research covered in SGM’s four journals: Microbiology, Journal of General Virology, Journal of Medical Microbiology and International Journal of Systemic and Evolutionary Microbiology.

Surfing Microbiology

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

So you’ve heard about Flipboard, the publishing sensation on iPads? I’m a huge fan and I’ve been writing about Flipboard on my other blog. But you don’t have an iPad? I can help you with that:

MicrobiologyBytes on Surfboard

MicrobiologyBytes on Surfboard

Ride the wave!

Hell freezes over – MicrobiologyBytes introduces useful new feature

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Idea Last month Martin Fenner wrote about creating a reading list for his blog, Goobledygook. This was such a good idea that I decided to copy it, so now you can get a list of all the papers referred to on MicrobiologyBytes. (It doesn’t go all the way back to the beginning of time, but I will keep it up to date from now on.) Of course, you might already have your own system for filing away the references from this site, but if not, I’m making them available to you in a handy and easy to access format (if you’re not familiar with CiteULike (or Mendeley) it’s worth checking them out):

CiteULike (RSS feed)

So how might you use this? Well that’s really up to you. Whether you’re a teacher preparing a lecture or a student writing an essay, you may vaguely remember you read something about it here, you can search through this site or search through one of the reference lists, which will provide you with the full reference in a format you can insert directly in your writing.

I’m sure there will be lots of other ways this will be useful to you. Please let everyone know what they are by leaving a comment below.

Busy, busy, busy

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Busy I’ve been very busy over the last few weeks, mostly going to and talking at a whole series of conferences, but also not writing Principles of Molecular Virology (too busy), and spending lots of time sitting in hospitals waiting to get my antibiotic fix for an annoying eye infection. As a result, MicrobiologyBytes has been a bit lightweight recently, and I apologize.

But now it’s time to get going again! I really appreciated the feedback from everyone who contributed to yesterday’s post, and I’ve got a few good ideas I’d like to try out over the next few weeks – make sure you tell me what you think of them when I roll them out. Most importantly, from tomorrow, we’ll be back on a regular schedule with all the microbiology you can take! Stick around and keep commenting :-)

There’s still time

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on yesterday’s post. If you’d like to contribute, there’s still time, and I don’t mind if you prefer to remain anonymous.

Tomorrow, we’ll get back to some microbiology :-)

You Like?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

MicrobiologyBytes Every day several thousand people read content from Microbiologybytes, either via the website, RSS subscriptions, Friendfeed or Facebook. And that’s great – I’m really pleased people find it so useful. I’d like to make it even better, but I can’t do that without your help. I’d like you to tell me what you find most useful about MicrobiologyBytes, and how it can be improved. I’m particularly interested in:

  • Who are you and what’s your background – student, teacher or interested passer by?
  • How long have you been reading MicrobiologyBytes?
  • How often do you read MicrobiologyBytes?
  • Where do you read MicrobiologyBytes – website, RSS, Facebook?
  • What do you like best about MicrobiologyBytes?
  • How could I make MicrobiologyBytes better for you?

If you like to let others know who you are and what you think of this site, please leave a comment below, and if you want to leave your name. I’ll get back to you.

Thanks :-)