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Explore results from the pilot study soil sample collection at Greyfriars and Thornton primary schools in Fife.

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Microorganism of the day

Want to find out more about microbes? See inside a laboratory and find out about microorganism of the day! Lots more to discover if you follow St Andrews Public Engagement on Facebook.    

European Antibiotic Awareness Day

18 November 2020 is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. If you want to find out more, visit the EAAD 2020 website for lots more information! The main message of the campaign this year is “In times of COVID-19, don’t…

What do we do with your soil samples?

The St Andrews iGEM team are getting very excited! They have been in the lab filming a video to explain what we do with your soil samples. The iGEM team is taking part in a competition run by the International…

Backyard Bioblitz

We were excited to take part in the latest University of St Andrews Backyard Bioblitz over the weekend of 26-27 September and to tell people more about the world of microbes and how soil bacteria help scientists find…

Welcome to our project

“Antibiotics under our feet” aims to raise science capital in the local Fife P5-7 (upper primary) age group and their teachers through co-ownership of a citizen science project seeking new chemical compounds from soil…