2018… the year that defied the laws of time and space


It seems like a whole year since we last posted in this blog! Okay, it has only been a few months, but we now understand when you delve deep into your laboratory work and are engrossed in your PhD time passes you by and before you know it the sticky note reminding you to write a new blog post loses tack and ends up under your desk, and that talk you presented, amazing conference you attended or new experimental method you mastered which you meant to share with the world has long been forgotten. However, in true HumBug style we rise from the piles of papers and tip boxes to give and overview of the year that was 2018!

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Microbiology Society Conference 2018 – The Low Down!


Another summer, another conference! This year was the turn of the renowned Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018. It was held in rainy Birmingham, and although we would like to venture further afield and combine a jolly holiday with a scientific conference we were just as excited on the Monday afternoon to arrive at The International Conference Centre and begin our week-long voyage of all things microbiology. Another reason to be excited was that all three HumBugs were presenting their research as poster presentations. So, let us hear about their experience of the conference…

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2017!


As the new year approaches, we thought that it would be good to look back at the year that was 2017 for the HumBugs. So, grab yourself another mince pie, or leftover turkey sandwich and a mulled wine to share our memories from 2017. January – February The beginning of the year began pretty quiet […]

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CONGRATULATIONS !!


Congratulations to the HumBugs graduate tutors for all successfully completing their first year PhD progression reports and board. Welcome to second year PhD! Here are the HumBugs working hard in the lab, And some actually HumBugs (human bugs, remember!) after growing up some Escherichia coli on LB agar streak plates.

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Biology Week 2017


Biology week runs every year in October and aims to showcase the amazing world of bioscience, to inspire the next generation of scientists to get involved in fun activities, talks and events. This triggered us bloggers at HumBugs to think about what inspired us to begin a scientific career and why we love being a biologist. The list could be extensive, but we don’t want you to fall asleep just yet, so read on for a few of our thoughts, plus to see some tasty biology inspired bakes!

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Our first REAL conference – SfAM 2017


The Microbiome and Human Health Meeting The HumBug GTs were lucky enough to attend their first national conference in April this year at the renowned Bloomsbury Hotel in London. A diverse timetable was generated by The Society for Applied Microbiology covering the microbiome of multiple body sites and the interaction between the microbiome and human […]

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Rochelle Hockney: Graduate Tutor


Hello HumBugs,

I would like to introduce myself, my name is Rochelle Hockney and I am a Graduate Tutor studying for a PhD in Microbiology, alongside completing a higher education teaching qualification at Teesside University. I am eight months into my PhD and I am enjoying the daily challenges and achievements gained from the Graduate Tutor role.
I must be honest, blogging is new to me. However, I am driven by stimulating challenges and I have realised that this is certainly what I have signed up for in my role at Teesside University.

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