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Association for Science Education
Promoting excellence in science teaching and learning
  Journals (Education in Science; School Science Review), books (e.g. Topics in Safety, Be safe!), health & safety, conferences, CPD   www.ase.org.uk
www.schoolscience.co.uk

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
The voice of the UK pharmaceutical industry
  Resources, careers   www.abpischools.org.uk www.abpicareers.org.uk

British Mycological Society
Promoting fungal science
  Resources, magazine (Mycologist News), outreach   www.britmycolsoc.org.uk

CLEAPSS
Supporting practical science and technology
  Resources, Bulletin, health & safety, courses, members’ Helpline   www.cleapss.org.uk

Health and Safety Executive Preventing death, injury and ill health in Britain’s workplaces   The approved list of biological agents (categorisation of micro-organisms according to hazard; those suitable for use in schools are drawn from Hazard Group 1)   www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/misc208.pdf

National Centre for Biotechnology Education
The first school biotechnology centre in the world, established in 1985
  Resources, materials, equipment, cultures, courses, health & safety   www.ncbe.reading.ac.uk

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Producing and communicating basic and applied information about plant- and fungal-related topics
  School visits, courses, outreach, CPD   www.kew.org

Science and Plants for Schools
Improving teaching and learning in plant science by providing practical resources
  Resources, courses   www.saps.org.uk

Scottish Schools Equipment Research Centre
Supporting science and technology education in Scotland
  Resources, Bulletin, courses, health & safety, members’ SafetyNet menu, CPD   www.sserc.org.uk

www.science3-18.org


Society for Applied Microbiology
The voice of applied microbiology
  Magazine (Microbiologist)   www.sfam.org.uk

Society for General Microbiology
Promoting the science  and significance of microbiology for over 60 years
  Resources, magazine (Microbiology Today), books, courses, health & safety, careers, school membership, outreach   www.microbiologyonline.org.uk www.biocareers.org.uk

Society of Biology
The voice for UK biology, working to influence policy and strategy in biology-based research and teaching
  Resources, journals (Journal of Biological Education; Biologist), BioEd e-newsletter, competitions, workshops, careers, school membership, CPD   www.societyofbiology.org

Wellcome Trust
Promoting contemporary science in the curriculum and enabling young people to engage with biomedical science
  Resources, conferences, courses, outreach   www.wellcome.ac.uk

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Specific web site resources

e-Bug   Resource on antibiotics and hygiene for KS2 and KS3 in the classroom and at home (EU project led by Health Protection Agency)   www.e-bug.eu
(in several European languages)

European Initiative for Biotechnology Education (EIBE)
biotechnology units  
(see MiSAC briefings 3 EIBE biotechnology units)
  Practical investigations, role play, debate, drama and background information in 19 units (EU project)   www.archiv.ipn.uni-kiel.de/eibe
(in several European languages)

Fungi4Schools   Resources, techniques, English names for fungi, FAQs (British Mycological Society)   www.fungi4schools.org

Pond life identification kit
(also Miscap magazine)
  Simple guide to microscopic pond life; virtual pond dip (Microscopy-UK)   www.microscopy-uk.org.uk

Practical biology   Tried and tested practical activities (Nuffield Foundation-Society of Biology project in association with CLEAPSS)   www.practicalbiology.org

Recycle now – home composting   Practical guide (Waste Recycling Awareness (WRAP) project)   www.recyclenow.com/home_
composting

QUORNTM
(see MiSAC briefings 1 Food from fungi)
  Product background, nutrition, recipes, FAQs (Marlow Foods Ltd)   www.quorn.com (in several languages)
www.mycoprotein.org

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Publications: resources for practical activities

Basic Practical Microbiology – a Manual (2006) Society for General Microbiology, ISBN 0 95368 383 4 (techniques, activities, health & safety).

Be safe! (2010) 4th edition. Association for Science Education (advice for primary schools).

Practical Microbiology for Secondary Schools (2008) Society for General Microbiology,

ISBN 0 95368 382 6 (21 investigations, written by the Microbiology in Schools Advisory Committee).

Safeguards in the School Laboratory 11th edition. Association for Science Education.

Topics in Safety (2001) 3rd edition.  Association for Science Education, ISBN 0 86357 316 9   (authoritative reference on health and safety-related issues; Topic 15: Microbiology and biotechnology).

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Publications: general microbiology texts

Brock’s Biology of Micro-organisms 12th ed. (2008) by M T Madigan, J M Martinko, P V Dunlap & D P Clark, pp 1168. Benjamin Cummings. ISBN 978 0 13 232460 1  (earlier editions also useful).

Prescott’s Microbiology 8th ed. (2010) by J Willey, L Sherwood & C Woolverton, pp 1070. McGraw-Hill.  ISBN 978 0 07 735013 0  (earlier editions also useful).

Prescott’s Principles of Microbiology 1st ed. (2008) by J Willey, L Sherwood & C Woolverton, pp 1070. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 987 0 07 128367 0 (paperback).

Introductory Microbiology (1996) by J Heritage, E G V Evans & R A Killington, pp 234. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0 521 44977 4.

Microbiology in Action  (1999) by  J Heritage, E G V Evans & R A Killington, pp 290. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0 521 62912 8.

Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology 3rd ed. Revised (2006) by P Singleton & D Sainsbury, pp. 908. ISBN 978 0 470 03545 0 (earlier editions also useful)

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Some suppliers of cultures, culture media, materials and equipment for microbiology

Beecroft and Partners Ltd   Bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa; culture media, materials and equipment   www.beecroft-science.co.uk

Blades Biological Ltd   Bacteria, fungi, algae and protozoa; culture media   www.blades-bio.co.uk

National Centre for Biotechnology Education   Specialised range of bacteria and fungi; materials and equipment (including for molecular biology)   www.ncbe.reading.ac.uk

Philip Harris Education   Bacteria, fungi, algae and protozoa; culture media, materials and equipment   www.philipharris.co.uk

Sciento   Bacteria, fungi, algae and protozoa; culture media   www.sciento.co.uk

Timstar Laboratory Suppliers Ltd   Bacteria, fungi, algae and protozoa; culture media, materials and equipment   www.timstar.co.uk

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British Mycological Society; CLEAPSS; NCBE; The Quekett Microscopical Club; Society for Applied Microbiology; Society of Biology; SSERC

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