This week I return to Streptococcus, this time S. pneumoniae. In this episode I go over its virulence, pathogenicity, and more. How do we identify it in the lab? What tests can we use? What is the bile...

On this episode I go over Y. pestis. Why is there concern about encountering Y. pestis in the laboratory? What do you do if you encounter potential bioterror agents? How does the laboratory handle those?...

What is a gram stain? What are the sample requirements? In this episode I go over the gram stain technique including preparing a slide and staining it. Clinical Microbiology explained in simple terms,...

What is agar? What do we use it for? Various types of agar are discussed like blood agar and MacConkey along with their uses. Clinical Microbiology explained in simple terms, suitable for microbiologists...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In previous interviews, I’ve looked at the topic of what is a clinical laboratory scientist during the annual Lab Week observance. Today, I want to narrow the topic...

On today’s podcast, I had the honor of talking to E.B. Fred Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus at UW–Madison and author of the book, Robert Koch–A Life in Medicine and Bacteriology, Thomas...

The modern lifestyle of those in the developed world and  it’s emphasis on hyper-cleanliness, is taking a toll on children’s lifelong health–Kids not being exposed to good microbes, the...

A team of US researchers has discovered that three different species of Klebsiella bacteria can cause life-threatening infections in hospital patients and that all three share genes that confer resistance...

The UST College of Science “Microbiology Society” was recently recognized by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) as one of their International Student Chapters in the Philippines. With this,...

February 1, 2014: Hookworm genome decoded, First Coast Infectious Disease/Clinical Microbiology Symposium in Jacksonville, Florida LISTEN to podcasts HERE and HERE Guests: Makedonka Mitreva, PhD, Assistant...