#BiofilmAware: World Antimicrobial Awareness Week bookclub

For the past 11 years, NBIC academic partner Professor Joanna Verran from Manchester Metropolitan University, has run the Bad Bugs Bookclub, which aims to get people interested in science, specifically microbiology, by reading novels in which infectious disease forms a part of the story. The bookclub comprises both microbiologists and members of the general public, to encourage discussion on the science – accuracy, and impact – as well as the books. 

Find out more about the Bad Bugs Bookclub on the Microbiology Society website, including steps on how to set up your very own #MicrobioBookClub.

Join the Twitter discussion!

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week takes place between 18 – 24 November and as part of our #BiofilmAware campaign we’re supporting the next Bad Bugs Bookclub to help raise the profile of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The club will be discussing The Waiting Rooms by Eve Smith, a novel about an antibiotic crisis. This will then be followed by a discussion on Twitter from 20:00 – 21:00pm GMT on November 19th.

If you would like to read the book alone, or if you have a group of friends, colleagues, journal club, project students, tutees etc who might be interested in reading the book, then why not set up your own bookclub meeting and then join the Twitter discussion? Just email Professor Joanna Verran at j.verran@mmu.ac.uk to request the reading guide that she produces for her meetings. ​

Don’t forget to follow @JoVerran on Twitter and use the hashtags #badbugsbookclub #BiofilmAware #WAAW2020.

You can also visit WHO’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week campaign website to download social media graphics to use in the Twitter discussion.