10 Reasons Why Microbiologists Are the Coolest Members of the Species

We hope this list will make you feel proud to be a microbiologist during Medical Laboratory Professional Week!

  1. They appreciate cultural diversity.
  2. They don’t sweat the small stuff. Knowing about the plethora of microorganisms floating through the air or living on a bathroom stall handle doesn’t drive them to compulsive cleaning or reclusiveness.
  3. They are artists at heart. Microbiologists can find the beauty in any task like perfectly streaking Staphylococcus aureus on blood agar or spotting Schistosoma in feces. Their creativity and passion for microorganisms is displayed in every remarkable piece of agar art entered in the ASM Agar Art and Microbiologics #CreepyCultures competitions.
  4. They don’t shy away from a good fecal matter joke. Most microbiologists do have a more refined sense of humor, but fart jokes are just downright funny – especially when an anaerobe jar containing Clostridium difficile is cracked open!
  5. They appreciate the little things in life. Microbiologists understand that even a single-celled organism has a place and purpose in the world.
  6. Scary microorganisms don’t faze them. Zombie microbes, necrotizing fasciitis and superbugs: microbiologists’ eyes widen with intrigue at the thought of strains that usually send shivers down the spines of nonscientists.
  7. Their discoveries have transformed the world. Can you image living without vaccinations, Penicillin or the knowledge of viruses?
  8. Their quest to understand the world at a microscopic level never ceases. Whether they are researching CRISPRs, the importance of our gut microbiomes or how to combat the threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria, microbiologists continuously work toward making the world a better place.
  9. They can’t image doing anything else. What could be more fascinating than the study of microscopic organisms found everywhere on earth including in the most inhospitable environments?
  10. They keep us safe. Many microbiologists, including our team at Microbiologics, work day in and day out to ensure our food, water, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and bodies are healthy, safe and free of harmful microorganisms.

Happy #LabWeek! Thank you for the important work you do every day! Let us know how you plan to celebrate in the comments section below.

8 Comments

  1. Syed Irshad Hussain.

    Nice points ….keep updating…thankssssss

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  2. Bami

    I absolutely love this post. Most of the points resonated with me.

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  3. Priscilla

    You are so awesome. Best class I ever took and best teacher I ever had. Really!

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  4. Mom

    Everything except #9!!! 😂😂😂😂😂

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  5. Muhammad Ali

    Seriously it’s a matter of pride being microbiologist with little which we do in lab after spooling million of funds just to do research and discover new for humanity,the work never ends just to celebrate small moment like just the growth of microorganism in stress can make you happy and you be having the one who is survival of the fittest

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  6. Melissa

    This is really great. Thanks

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  7. Concepcion Hernandez

    You are very funny, thanks I´m agree whit all!!

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