Our Top Posts of 2016

2016 was an exciting year for the Microbiologics Blog. We celebrated our first birthday, got into the spirit of the Olympics, and asked why you love working in a lab. Take a break and learn something new while you catch up on our top posts of 2016.

Top 10 Tips for Growth Promotion Testing

Growth promotion testing new media can be a hassle. Follow these tips to improve your testing process

Halloween Just Got a Whole Lot Creepier – #CreepyCultures

View the winning plates and all entries from our second annual #CreepyCultures contest.

How to Implement MALDI Technology in Your Lab

Follow these steps when implementing new MALDI-TOF technology in your laboratory.

Green Fluorescent Protein: Shining New Light on Food QC

Learn how Green fluorescent protein (GFP) is being used to improve quality control testing in food laboratories.

The Who’s Who of E. coli Strains

In this post, we compare the most notorious types of E. coli strains that cause intestinal infections.

Maintaining Stock Cultures In-House: Are You Really Saving in the End?

This post examines the benefits of purchasing prepared quality control microorganisms versus maintain stock cultures in-house.

How to Choose QC Strains for Microbial ID Systems

Follow these tips to choose the right strains for routing testing, verification of new identification AST systems, and assessment of new lots or shipments of kits and reagents.

Bucket List for Microbiologists

This list includes an adventure or activity for everyone who loves microbiology.

The Facts about Zika Virus: Past and Present

An overview and timeline about the spread of Zika virus is shared in this post.

New Year Resolutions for Microbiologists

This list of New Year resolutions can help make 2017 a great year in your lab.

Best Practices for Proficiency Testing

Proficiency testing is stressful. Follow these best practices to make your program run as smoothly as possible.

Microorganisms of Yellowstone National Park

We celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service by profiling the unique microorganisms found in Yellowstone National Park.

Get the Facts on Antibiotic Resistance: 18 Helpful Resources

Antibiotic resistance is on the rise. Learn about the history and current state of this global threat.

Agar Plate Cookie; Source: Not So Humble Pie

DIY Holiday Gifts for Microbiologists

These microbiology themed crafts are fun and creative gifts you can give any time of the year.

Objectionable Microorganisms: Keeping Bad Bugs Out of Good Products

This post describes how pharmaceutical companies can determine which microorganisms are objectionable and what laboratories can do to ensure the safety of non-sterile products.

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