We have compiled a list of blogs that focus on microbiology or have a reasonable number of posts about microbiology. I compiled a list on my Tree of Life blog mostly in response to a comment at the ASM Meeting in 2012 from someone on the ASM Communications Committee who thought there would only be a small number worth looking at. I assert said person was completely wrong. If you know of any others please suggest in comments.
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- A Smaller Flea
The purpose of this blog is to share our appreciation for the study of microbial viruses, the viruses that infect Eubacteria, Archaea, and microbial Eukaryotes. By Stephen T. Abedon. Department of Microbiology â€“ The Ohio State University
Discussing causes, origins, evolution, and other implications of disease and other phenomena. With Taca C. Smith.
AIDS.gov serves as a gateway for information about Federal efforts on HIV/AIDS
- All Creatures Great and Small: Preaching Microbial Supremacy!
Ruminations on the teaching of and research in microbiology at a small liberal arts undergraduate institution. By Mark Martin, University of Pugent Sound.
- American Microbiome Institute Blog
The mission of the American Microbiome Institute is to make tremendous improvements to human health through microbiome science. Blog from the American Microbiome Institute.
- Antibiotics: the perfect storm
This blog will present perspectives and developments in the fight for new antibiotics. Blog by David Shlaes
- Antimicrobial Resistance
A blog about microbes, microbiologists, healthcare, research, and the life of an evolutionary microbiologist who is trying to make it.
- ASM Blog Compilation
The latest blogs by the American Society for Microbiology.
- Aspergillus Website Blog
The Aspergillus Website is dedicated to providing information on aspergillus, aspergillosis, aspergilloma and other health problems caused by aspergillus. Editors: Jenny Bartholomew & Graham Atherton
- Avian Flu Diary
Covering Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza, H5N1 `Bird Flu, Emerging Infectious Diseases, public health, community & Individual preparedness, and anything else that piques my admittedly eclectic interests. By Michael Coston
The podcast for microbe lovers: reporting on exciting news about bacteria, archaea, and sometimes even eukaryotic microbes and viruses. By Jesse Noar
- barf blog: safe food from farm to fork
Evidence-based opinions on current food safety issues. Blog of Drs. Powell, Chapman, Hubbell et al.
- BioBE Center
The vision of this national research center, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is to develop a hypothesis-driven, evidence-based approach to understand the built environment microbiome. University of Oregon
- Blastocystis Blog
Lastocystis may be found in more than 1 billion people worldwide. We investigate the role of this parasite in health and disease. By Christen Rune Stensvold
- Body Horrors
Body Horrors looks at the history, anthropology and geography of infectious diseases and parasites.
- Bugs, Drugs & Global Health
Commentary on Infectious Disease & Global Health Issues. By Mike Stevens, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University
- CDC Director's Blog
Center For Disease Control Director Blog â€“ Thoughts from CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH
- Cell Relics
The blog of Astrobiologist Kuhan Chandru, PhD, researcher primarily working on prebiotic/abiotic chemistry
This is a blog by William Gaze and Michiel Vos at the Coastal Pathogen Group at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
Contagions is place to collect some thoughts on history, infectious disease and science in general. By Michelle Ziegler, a biologist with interests in public health.
- Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention
Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital.
- Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites
A parasitologist’s view of the world. By Bobbi Pritt.
- Crof's H5N1
Blog about H5N1 by: Crawford Kilian
- Curiosidades de la MicrobiologÃa
Los seres vivos son a las leyes de la TermodinÃ¡mica lo que los abogados son a las leyes de la sociedad. By Manuel SÃ¡nchez
- Daily Parasite
“So, naturalists observe, a flea has smaller fleas that on him prey; and these have smaller still to bite â€™em; and so proceed ad infinitum.” – Jonathan Swift . Web administratore: Susan Perkins, Tommy Leung
- Daniel Wilson's Blog
An evolutionary biologist and researcher in genetics working at the University of Oxford. By DANIEL WILSON.
- Diagnostic Microbiology Program in Camobodia
Despite formidable challenges, Cambodians are making progress as they build clinical microbiology capacity from the ground up.
- Eisen Lab Blog
All microbes, all the time. Blog of the lab of Jonathan Eisen at UC Davis.
- End the Neglect
Blogging on behalf of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases.
- Ensminger Lab Tumbl
Located in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto, the Ensminger lab maps the evolutionary trajectories that lead microorganisms to infect human hosts and cause serious disease.
- Epidemonomics The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) was founded with the objective of using research to support better decision-making in health policy.
EVR: IF WE ARE MADE IN GODS IMAGE, GOD IS MADE OF GAG, POL AND ENV. by Abbie Smith
- Febrile Muse
Portrayal of Infectious Diseases in Literature and the Arts. By CM Doran
- Food Poison Journal Please join us in a conversation about foodborne illness that includes subjects such as outbreaks and legal cases by commenting on posts that you find interesting.
- Foraminifera Blog
the blog of foraminifera.eu
- Frog vs. Fungus
Support amphibian conservation efforts through public outreach as well as research.By Meredith Swartwout, Ph.D. student at University of Arkansas.
- From Inside the Shell
Blog of the International Society for Testate Amoeba Research (ISTAR). Editors Bob Booth (USA) Dan Lahr (Brazil) Edward Mitchell (Switzerland) Vincent Jassey (Switzerland)
- Genome Factory
Bioinformatics tips, tricks, tools and commentary – all with a microbiological next-gen sequencing bent.
- Genomics, Evolution and Pseudoscience This is Steven Salzberg’s blog on genomics, pseudoscience, medical breakthroughs, higher education, and other topics, including skepticism about unscientific medical practices.
- History of Vaccines The History of Vaccines is an award-winning informational, educational website created by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Today, the Collegeâ€™s mission is “to advance the cause of health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine.”
- Holt Lab
Genomics and evolution of bacterial pathogens. The website of Kat Holt and her microbial genomics lab, based in the Centre for Systems Genomics at the University of Melbourne.
- Hospital Infection Control and Prevention
An official AHC media blog. AHC Media provides medical information, publications and continuing education to healthcare professionals in order to improve patient care and outcomes.
- Human Microbiome Journal Club
Rapid advances in sequencing technology are allowing us to probe the microbial communities within ourselves at depths never before possible. Jennifer Sterns, Fiona Whelan, University of Ontario Canada.
- Hyphal Tip
Digesting the fungal genomes. Site Maintained by Jason Stajich, Assistant Professor, UC Riverside.
- Indian Initiative for Management of Antibiotic Resistance
IIMAR was formed to promote prudent use of antibiotics so as to reduce the possibility of spread of antibiotic resistance. Coordinators: Dr. A. J. Tamhankar & Dr. Mira Shiva.
- Infectious Diseases Today
Latest news and information pertaining to infectious diseases. By Robert Herriman
- Infectious Thoughts
Infectious Thoughts is the blog of Dr Siouxsie Wiles, a microbiologist who knows a lot about bacteria, viruses and infectious diseases.
Infectosos.com Microbiology and infectious diseases information in Spanish.
- Intestinal Gardner
Exploring the science of gut bacteria. By Kristina Campbell
- It's a small world
edicated to the study of microorganisms, this blog focuses a bit on the importance of microbiology and related fields in a clinical environment.
- JHU Phage Hunters
JHUPhageHunters is the official blog of the phage hunting project lab of Johns Hopkins University.
- Living in a Microbial World
The main purpose of this blog is to communicate about Medicine, Microbiology and Antimicrobial Resistance in a way that is useful, interesting and understandable. By Nicola Fawcett, Medic and researcher at the University of Oxford
Phenomena is a gathering of spirited science writers who take delight in the new, the strange, the beautiful and awe-inspiring details of our world. By Carl Zimmer is a columnist for the New York Times.
- Malaria World
Professionals engaged in research and control of malaria. The world’s scientific and social network for malaria professionals
The latest news from the hournals of the American Society for Microbiology. Contributors: Karen Blum, Kendall Powell, Julie Wolf
- MicroBE Matters
This is a portfolio of the professional and scientific content writing produced by Katherine D. Shives. Katherine is passionate about increasing public awareness and interest in current science topics relating to infectious disease.
- Microbe Post
Microbe Post is a blog from the Microbiology Society. We report on the latest research, produce videos and podcasts, and report on the latest policy updates affecting the discipline.
- Microbe Stew
I love discussing Microbiology and Science! Also blogging about science communication, education and careers. Posts by Stewart Barker, Biology Graduate
The microbiology of the Built Environment network, or microBEnet, is a project funded by a grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundationâ€™s Program on the Indoor Environment.
MicrobeWorld is an interactive multimedia educational outreach initiative from the American Society for Microbiology that promotes awareness and understanding of key microbiological issues to adult and youth audiences.
- Microbial Diversity
Characterization of microbial communities in nature. By Irene Newton
- Microbial Lifestyles
Microbial Lifestyles Blog. Contributors: Ani Penesyan, Ian Paulsen, Liam Elbourne, Martin Ostrowski, Sophie Mazard
Noticias y curiosidades sobre virus, bacterias, y microbiologÃa
- Microbiology Bytes
The latest news about microbiology. By Darrell Kinser
- Microbiology Nuts & Bolts Blog
A learning Resource to Teach Microbiology and Infection Management. Blog by David Garner
- Microbiome Digest
A daily digest of scientific microbiome papers, by Elisabeth Bik, Stanford University.
The site for the little things that get you down. By Dr. Lorraine Cramer who teaches undergraduate microbiology and immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The aim of this blog is to share my appreciation and passion in microbiology research to an audience seeking information. I believe science is interesting in context basis than the study itself. By: Varun C N
Diagnostic Bacteriology Laboratory at the Singapore General Hospital.
Microbes, infectious diseases and the causal relationship that links them
- Mike the Mad Biologist
Iâ€™m Mike, and Iâ€™m Mad, not crazy (too much anyway). I write about evolution, microbiology, politics, and other stuffâ€“not necessarily in that order.
- Monotreme's Blog
I have been blogging about pandemic flu since November 2006.
- Mostly Microbes
A biologist mom sharing stories of the mostly microbe world that we live in and that lives in and on us. By Anne M. Estes, PhD is a post-doctoral research biologist and science writer.
- MyChrobial Romance from David Baltrus
MyChrobial Romance Blog by David Baltrus, The University of Arizona
- Nature's microcosm
The Koskella lab at UC Berkeley seeks to understand how interactions among species generate and maintain much of the diversity we see on earth. By Britt Koskella
- Not Exactly Rocket Science
Discover Magazine. Ed Yong is a staff science writer at The Atlantic. His work has appeared in Wired, the New York Times, Nature, the BBC, New Scientist, Scientific American, the Guardian, the Times, and more.
- Parasite Ecology
Why is it â€œparasiteâ€ ecology and not â€œdiseaseâ€ ecology?… I decided to keep it simple, and go with Parasite Ecology. In retrospect, I should have named it Symbiont Ecology. Oh well.
- Parasite of the Day
“So, naturalists observe, a flea has smaller fleas that on him prey; and these have smaller still to bite â€™em; and so proceed ad infinitum.” – Jonathan Swift
Without parasites, the world would be a less interesting place. Blog by Rosemary Drisdelle
- Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Pharmaceutical microbiology, contamination control, cleanrooms, healthcare, medical devices, pharmaceutical manufacturing and quality assurance. Edited by Dr. Tim Sandle
The Blog for Bacteria, Phages, Computers, and Science. By Geoffrey Hannigan, PhD
- Public Health Matters
Public Health Matters Blog by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Radical Mycology
Radical Mycology is a grassroots movement and social philosophy based on accessibly teaching the importance of working with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience.
- Rapid Microbiology Methods
Online guide to Rapid Microbiological Methods (RMM)
Not your typical science blog, but an ‘open science’ research blog. Watch me fumbling my way towards understanding how and why bacteria take up DNA, and getting distracted by other cool questions.
- Rule of 6ix
The rule of six (Ro6) describes a requirement for particular viruses to have a genome length with a multiple of six. Rule of 6ix Virology blog by Connor GG Bamford
- Safe Food
I am a professional food microbiologist. I created this blog to help ordinary folk and food manufacturers understand food safety so that we can reduce the incidence of food mediated illness. By John Brooks
- Small Things Considered
The purpose of this blog is to share my appreciation for the width and depth of the microbial activities on this planet. I will emphasize the unusual and the unexpected phenomena for which I have a special fascination. By Moselio Schaechter
We study social evolution, and we cover science as a social process.
- Spirochetes Unwound
Blogging about those twisty bacteria known as spirochetes
Wired Science: Superbug
A blog about microbes and symbiosis – by Dr. Seth Bordenstein
- Telliamed Revisited Iâ€™m an evolutionary biologist. I write about evolutionary science â€“ past, present, and future â€“ and some of the goings-on in the life of a scientist. Blog of Rich Lenski
- The Artful Amoeba
A Blog About the Weird Wonderfulness of Life on Earth. By Jennifer Frazer, science writer.
- The Hyphal Tip Jason Stajich maintains this blog site, a wiki for collaboration, and software and is an Assistant Professor University of California, Riverside in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology and Institute for Integrative Genome Biology.
- The Lonely Spore
Iâ€™m Maddie Stone. Thanks for checking out my blog The Lonely Spore! This blog covers newsworthy microorganisms from the far corners of the Earth (and occasionally outer space), with a focus on extreme environments and unusual life strategies.
- The Tree of Life
Blog of Jonathan Eisen, Professor at U.C. Davis
- This Week in Virology (TWiV)
This Week in Virology (TWiV) is a podcast about viruses. By Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier, two science Professors at Columbia University Medical Center and Alan Dove, a science writer and Rich Condit, a poxvirologist.
Ultraphyte, the blog of Joan Slonczewski
- Viral Bioinformatics
Viral Bioinformatics Rescource Center Blog by: Chris Upton, Ph.D. (home page) Professor Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology University of Victoria Victoria, British Columbia
Up-to-date Virology-related posts, mainly for students at the University of Cape Town
- Virology Blog
About viruses and viral diseases by Vincent Racaniello
- Worms and Germs
Promoting safe pet ownership
- Your Wild Life
The reasearch, articles, stories and more about your wild life. A team of scientists, science communicators, students, and citizens who are passionate about exploring the ecological frontiers that exist right under our noses, from the surface of our skin