Posts Tagged ‘call for help’


MicrobeWorld need your help

March 18, 2012

For anyone unfamiliar with MicrobeWorld it’s a fantastic resource focusing on the microbiological world.  It’s run by the American Society for Microbiology and is host to the excellent podcasts “This Week in Microbiology“, “This Week in Virology” and “This Week in Parasitism“.  It also has articles on basic microbiology, cool experiments you can try at home, as well as links to news articles, videos and images all on microbiology.  Something for everyone in fact, from small children to professional microbiologists.  (Go on, open it in a new tab!  You know you’re curious!)

So that’s why I think it’s fab but why am I plugging it today?  Well MicrobeWorld have a grant application in the Knight Foundation News Challenge and whilst there’s not a voting system as such by which the grants will be decided (the trustees make the final decision) the Knight Foundation says:

“In evaluating your ability to conduct your project, we will also look at your ability to encourage support for, and critiques of, your idea on the News Challenge Tumblr and elsewhere online.”

So any and all support you can offer them would be fantastic.  You can heart (is this the correct term? *whispers*I confess to having never used Tumblr), reblog or comment on the post.

Please support this great website if you can.


By Gaspirtz licenced under CC-BY-SA-3.0


I’m off on a jaunt…

April 8, 2011

Next week I will be away at a conference and so I’m afraid I will probably not have time to post a new paper discussion on here.

I’m also presenting a poster at this conference (it will be the first time I have ever done this). The poster has just come back from the printers looking (I think) quite smart so now I just have to work out my spiel for it…


Any tips from anyone out there on poster presentation?

(Thanks to John for making the very appropriate picture available.)