Microbiology

  • The Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2020 and Young Science Photographer of the Year (under 18 years old) winning entries can now be seen at the Science + Industry Museum website
    RPS Science Photography Competition
    The Royal Photographic Society’s new Science Photographer of the Year competition 2020 and Young Science Photographer of the Year (under 18 years old) winning entries can now be seen at the Science + Industry Museum website
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  • Create your own Special Species and enter into our competition! We are currently accepting entries from all age groups (even adults!). Winners are awarded in April, July, September and December.
    Special Species Competition
    Create your own Special Species and enter into our competition! We are currently accepting entries from all age groups (even adults!). Winners are awarded in April, July, September and December.
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  • Each year the Biochemical Society has looked to identify and celebrate outstanding science communicators with an annual Science Communication Competition. This is open in two categories: post-16 students (i.e. Key Stage 5) and higher education. The deadline for entries is 28th May 2020.
    Biochemical Society Science Communication Competition
    Each year the Biochemical Society has looked to identify and celebrate outstanding science communicators with an annual Science Communication Competition. This is open in two categories: post-16 students (i.e. Key Stage 5) and higher education. The deadline for entries is 28th May 2020.
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  • Globally in 2016, approximately 700,000 people died due to antimicrobial resistance. If nothing changes, by 2050 antimicrobial resistance will result in 10 million deaths per year. Antimicrobial resistance is a huge threat to global health - we must take action!
    Antimicrobial resistance
    Globally in 2016, approximately 700,000 people died due to antimicrobial resistance. If nothing changes, by 2050 antimicrobial resistance will result in 10 million deaths per year. Antimicrobial resistance is a huge threat to global health - we must take action!
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  • Statistical tests are fundamental to research, they allow us to quantify differences between sets of data and to be confident in our interpretation of results.This resource is intented to support 16-19 students to choose, use and intepret statisics.
    Statistics in research
    Statistical tests are fundamental to research, they allow us to quantify differences between sets of data and to be confident in our interpretation of results.This resource is intented to support 16-19 students to choose, use and intepret statisics.
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  • A collaboration between Siemens and the Girls’ School Association (GSA). TV presenter and scientist Fran Scott presents an interactive, curriculum-linked stage show to build confidence and motivate girls to consider a job using STEM subjects.
    SeeMe
    A collaboration between Siemens and the Girls’ School Association (GSA). TV presenter and scientist Fran Scott presents an interactive, curriculum-linked stage show to build confidence and motivate girls to consider a job using STEM subjects.
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  • These study and revision guides provide essential support for exam preparation.
    Collins AQA A Level Support
    These study and revision guides provide essential support for exam preparation.
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  • Field Studies Council’s (FSC) have launched their latest marine science camps. They offer a fantastic opportunity to discover a new place, meet people with a similar interest and consider future study or career options.
    FSC Marine Camps
    Field Studies Council’s (FSC) have launched their latest marine science camps. They offer a fantastic opportunity to discover a new place, meet people with a similar interest and consider future study or career options.
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  • An introduction to biotechnology for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Biotechnology
    An introduction to biotechnology for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • An introduction to cloning for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Cloning
    An introduction to cloning for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • An introduction to PCR and its impact with a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
    Polymerase chain reaction
    An introduction to PCR and its impact with a downloadable poster. The resource consists of a poster and a set of teaching materials that includes information, classroom activities and quizzes. Free full size posters can be ordered from the ABPI site or downloaded in pdf format.
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  • A-Levels are changing, with new specifications coming into effect from September 2015.  Collins has the resources available to manage the changes and make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your students.
    New Collins resources for A Level
    A-Levels are changing, with new specifications coming into effect from September 2015. Collins has the resources available to manage the changes and make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your students.
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  •  The UK chilled food manufacturing industry is the most advanced in the world with more than 20 major companies, employing around 60,000 people. Science graduates and apprentices are in high demand.
    Chilled Careers
    The UK chilled food manufacturing industry is the most advanced in the world with more than 20 major companies, employing around 60,000 people. Science graduates and apprentices are in high demand.
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  • Looking at the history of medicine shows how ideas have developed over the centuries. Today's medicine has evolved over thousands of years as each generation built on the knowledge of earlier times.
    History of Medicine
    Looking at the history of medicine shows how ideas have developed over the centuries. Today's medicine has evolved over thousands of years as each generation built on the knowledge of earlier times.
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  • It takes about twelve years to discover, develop and test a new medicine. Discover the detail from basic science to packing medicines
    Making Medicines
    It takes about twelve years to discover, develop and test a new medicine. Discover the detail from basic science to packing medicines
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  • Whilst many small molecules and ions play vital roles in cells and organisms, macromolecules are also key. An understanding of the chemistry of compounds including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, ATP, DNA and RNA gives you the tools you need to make sense of everything from cell biology to ecology.
    Chemistry of Life
    Whilst many small molecules and ions play vital roles in cells and organisms, macromolecules are also key. An understanding of the chemistry of compounds including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, ATP, DNA and RNA gives you the tools you need to make sense of everything from cell biology to ecology.
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  • Through the years many different scientists have changed the way we understand and treat disease. Many of them were living and working at much the same time. The timeline shows you some of the main characters involved.
    Infectious diseases - timeline
    Through the years many different scientists have changed the way we understand and treat disease. Many of them were living and working at much the same time. The timeline shows you some of the main characters involved.
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  • This highly engaging resource fully support cell division processes required by Post-16 biology courses. It includes links between meiosis, mitosis and cancer.
    Cell division
    This highly engaging resource fully support cell division processes required by Post-16 biology courses. It includes links between meiosis, mitosis and cancer.
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  • This exciting resource explores different  pathogens, how they are transmitted and how the immune system combats them in a highly engaging and colourful resource.
    Pathogens and the immune system
    This exciting resource explores different pathogens, how they are transmitted and how the immune system combats them in a highly engaging and colourful resource.
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  • The advanced level version of the ABPI Diabetes resource. An outstanding teaching, study and revision activity for A Level / Highers
    Diabetes 16+
    The advanced level version of the ABPI Diabetes resource. An outstanding teaching, study and revision activity for A Level / Highers
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  • The second in a series of post-16 Biology resources, Cell biology explores the structure and function of animal cells, from microscopes and measuring to protein synthesis and the effects of medicines. All diagrams and animations can be downloaded for use offline, for example to incorporate into worksheets and step by step demonstrations.
    Cell Biology
    The second in a series of post-16 Biology resources, Cell biology explores the structure and function of animal cells, from microscopes and measuring to protein synthesis and the effects of medicines. All diagrams and animations can be downloaded for use offline, for example to incorporate into worksheets and step by step demonstrations.
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  • Enzymes – biological catalysts that control the reactions of life
    Enzymes 16+
    Enzymes – biological catalysts that control the reactions of life
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  • How medicines work: the ongoing battle between people and disease. Throughout human history people have suffered from both communicable and non-communicable diseases. And throughout history people have looked for ways to treat or cure those diseases.
    How medicines work
    How medicines work: the ongoing battle between people and disease. Throughout human history people have suffered from both communicable and non-communicable diseases. And throughout history people have looked for ways to treat or cure those diseases.
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  • The MiPlatform: Special offer extended to Janauary 2017! Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
    Trajan MiPlatform
    The MiPlatform: Special offer extended to Janauary 2017! Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
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  • Superbugs is a new mobile game which sees players face off against a major threat to global health. With its petri dish filled with colourful bacterial colonies, the game comes straight from today's headlines: the global rise of superbugs.
    Longitude Prize
    Superbugs is a new mobile game which sees players face off against a major threat to global health. With its petri dish filled with colourful bacterial colonies, the game comes straight from today's headlines: the global rise of superbugs.
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  • A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
    Practical Action Posters
    A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
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  • A free colourful A1 Poster for students aged 7-18 with 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s ( Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as well as a poster.
    100 Small things
    A free colourful A1 Poster for students aged 7-18 with 90 ideas of small things they can do to make a difference to their global community and environment, plus space for them to add 10 ideas of their own. Divided into the 6R’s ( Reduce , Reuse, Recycle , Repair, Refuse, Rethink) it can be used as a great teaching resource as well as a poster.
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  • An innovative way to teach microbiology, the Optika trinocular microscope is an advanced instrument, which allows students to use the binocular eyepieces for their investigations whilst you support them via the vertical monocular eyepiece
    Optika Trinocular Microscope
    An innovative way to teach microbiology, the Optika trinocular microscope is an advanced instrument, which allows students to use the binocular eyepieces for their investigations whilst you support them via the vertical monocular eyepiece
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  • To help with teaching about antibiotic resistance, watch the innovative short film, Antibiotic Apocalypse. The film was created by an interdisciplinary team formed by Game Dr, Little City Pictures, UCL (Dr Adam Roberts) and University of Glasgow (Dr Daniel Walker).
    Antibiotic Apocalypse
    To help with teaching about antibiotic resistance, watch the innovative short film, Antibiotic Apocalypse. The film was created by an interdisciplinary team formed by Game Dr, Little City Pictures, UCL (Dr Adam Roberts) and University of Glasgow (Dr Daniel Walker).
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  • Two kindergartens in Athens are leading a movement to replace frequently-touched surfaces in schools with equivalents made from copper alloys that will continuously kill germs, helping reduce the spread of infection between children and staff.
    Copper news from Athens
    Two kindergartens in Athens are leading a movement to replace frequently-touched surfaces in schools with equivalents made from copper alloys that will continuously kill germs, helping reduce the spread of infection between children and staff.
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  • In this activity students consider the design of clinical trials to test the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccines for community protection in The Gambia, and interpret results from the original research trials.
    Protecting Communities in Africa from Pneumococcus
    In this activity students consider the design of clinical trials to test the effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccines for community protection in The Gambia, and interpret results from the original research trials.
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  • The very popular Copper Development Association resources have now been expanded and updated. They are now available to download as Zip folders of interactive PDF files.
    Copper Development Association Resources
    The very popular Copper Development Association resources have now been expanded and updated. They are now available to download as Zip folders of interactive PDF files.
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  • Inspirational short videos from BBSRC. Our favourite video looks at 3D printing giant germs!
    BBSRC YouTube
    Inspirational short videos from BBSRC. Our favourite video looks at 3D printing giant germs!
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  • We celebrate the scientific and creative thinking of young scientists, aged 12 -20 and encourage them to share their love of science by communicating their ideas, research and opinions with other young scientists around the world.
    Young Scientists Journal
    We celebrate the scientific and creative thinking of young scientists, aged 12 -20 and encourage them to share their love of science by communicating their ideas, research and opinions with other young scientists around the world.
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  • Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
    The Naked Scientists
    Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
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  •  Mathematical skills are essential to solving problems scientifically. Maths is used in every area of science from epidemiological modelling to disease diagnosis and chemical calculations.
    Deadinburgh Biomaths-BBSRC
    Mathematical skills are essential to solving problems scientifically. Maths is used in every area of science from epidemiological modelling to disease diagnosis and chemical calculations.
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  • A parasitic mite has helped spread a particularly nasty strain of a virus to countless honeybees, helping to wipe out hundreds of colonies, according to the latest study.
    Parasitic mite spreads lethal virus to honeybees
    A parasitic mite has helped spread a particularly nasty strain of a virus to countless honeybees, helping to wipe out hundreds of colonies, according to the latest study.
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  • SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
    SGM Education Resources
    SGM has resources for all age groups online and in print
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  • Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
    Archaeological Science Learning Resource
    Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
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  • Research news from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology that is useful reading for teachers and 16+ students
    MRC LMB Insight on Research
    Research news from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology that is useful reading for teachers and 16+ students
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  • A detailed study of the importance of copper as a trace element in our diet, with interactive graphics showing how it is involved in our physiology.
    Copper in Health
    A detailed study of the importance of copper as a trace element in our diet, with interactive graphics showing how it is involved in our physiology.
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  • Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range
    Microbiology Online
    Inspirational and authoritative online resources for microbiology across the age range
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