Winners of Applied Microbiology International Awards 2022 announced at Science Museum ceremony in London


The winners of the annual Applied Microbiology International Awards 2022 have been announced at a glittering ceremony at London’s Science Museum.

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Food security


Common fungus eradicates toxic mercury from soil and water

Researchers have found that the fungus Metarhizium robertsii removes mercury from the soil around plant roots, and from fresh and saltwater, and have genetically engineered the fungus to amplify its mercury detoxifying effects.

Clean Water


Toxic bacteria find floating homes on microfibres in the Mediterranean Sea


Almost 200 species of bacteria have colonized microfibres in the Mediterranean Sea, including one that causes food poisoning in humans, according to a new study.