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  Microbiologist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Microbiologist is a biologist that studies the field of microbiology.
Most microbiologists today hold PHDs and work at two-year or four-year colleges or universities.
This page was last modified 21:16, 26 March 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Microbiologist   (72 words)

 Jiskha Homework Help - Science: Biology: Microbiologist
Microbiologist, as defined in Merriam Webster Dictionary, is a scientist who studies living organisms and infectious agents many of whom can only be seen with a microscope.
A person qualified to be a microbiologist has the upmost dedication apart from having a scientific and analytical temper, interest in research, observant attitude, ability to work in a team of professionals, good communication skills, and hard work.
Microbiologists spend most of their careers working in laboratories, which I believe is sort of dull.
www.jiskha.com /science/biology/microbiologist.html   (1284 words)

 Area 51 Microbiologist Dr. Dan Burisch Ready To Talk
By splicing together components of various organisms, microbiologists today are able to create new living organism with specific outcomes, both in terms of target as well as resulting disease.
Burisch stated that microbiologists have a way of encoding their "signature" into the designer DNA they create, whether in short sequences or those long enough to encode an entire virus.
Because Burisch does not yet have such disclosure immunity granted, he spoke hypothetically, saying that if there were a microbiologist involved in such activities, that the microbiologist could place his signature on the resulting organism, unbeknownst to those authorizing the project.
www.rense.com /general51/dan.htm   (1264 words)

 microbiology --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Such organisms are known as microbes, and the scientists who study them are called microbiologists.
Professional microbiologists are employed in a wide variety of positions.
Microbiologists classify microorganisms into bacteria, protozoans, algae, fungi, and viruses, and the study of each constitutes a separate specialty within microbiology.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9110586?source=RSSOTD   (684 words)

 Alberta Occupational Profile
Microbiologists study the growth and characteristics of micro-organisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites) and their interactions with their environment, and develop medical and industrial applications (for example, in the food processing industry).
Microbiologists use a variety of specialized equipment such as gas chromatographs and high pressure liquid chromatographs, electrophoresis units, thermocyclers, fluorescence activated cell sorters and phosphoimagers.
Microbiologists employed in industry may be involved in quality control and the application of good laboratory practice or good manufacturing practice.
www.alis.gov.ab.ca /occinfo/Content/RequestAction.asp?aspAction=GetHTMLProfile&format=html&OCCPRO_ID=71002618   (1290 words)

 Career Opportunities at NIOSH: NIOSH Microbiologist Occupation, GS-0403 | CDC/NIOSH
NIOSH microbiologists face a unique challenge in studying the effects of worker exposures to hazardous chemicals or physical agents.
NIOSH microbiologists may use existing methods or they may create their own.
Candidates for the Microbiologist position must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with major study in microbiology, biology, or chemistry or basic medical science.
www.cdc.gov /NIOSH/employ/0403.html   (290 words)

 Microbiologist in close-up
Microbiologists study microbes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and protozoa.
Microbes affect every aspect of life on earth and, consequently, microbiologists work in a wide variety of settings, although the majority of work is laboratory-based.
Microbiologists may also undertake activities in the office, and elsewhere, depending on the field in which they work, which may include:
www.prospects.ac.uk /cms/ShowPage/Home_page/Explore_types_of_jobs/Types_of_Job/p!eipaL?state=showocc&idno=307&pageno=1   (257 words)

 More Dead Top Microbiologist Scientists
A string of microbiologists appears to have died under strange circumstances since the anthrax scare surfaced last fall.
From Nov. 12 through Feb. 11, seven world-class microbiologists in different parts of the world were reported to have died of 'unnatural' causes, while the cause of the seventh's death is questionable, according to Michael Davidson of From The Wilderness, an Internet news journal.
The seven microbiologists that Davidson reports to have died under strange circumstances are: Benito Que, Don C. Wiley, Vladimir Pasechnik, Robert Schwartz, Set Van, dean of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Faculty.
www.rense.com /general48/moredead.htm   (3204 words)

 Scientists' deaths are under the microscope - workopolis.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Then in February, the Russian microbiologist Victor Korshunov, 56, an expert in intestinal bacteria of children around the world, was bashed over the head near his home in Moscow.
She was killed by fellow microbiologist Guyang (Matthew) Huang, 38, who shot her seven times when she opened the door to a pizza delivery.
San Francisco resident Tanya Holzmayer was killed by a microbiologist colleague, Guyang Huang, who shot her as she took delivery of a pizza and then apparently shot himself.
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 Biological scientists
Microbiologists investigate the growth and characteristics of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, algae, or fungi.
Most microbiologists specialize in environmental, food, agricultural, or industrial microbiology; virology (the study of viruses); immunology (the study of mechanisms that fight infections); or bioinformatics (the process of integrating molecular biology and information science).
Many microbiologists use biotechnology to advance knowledge of cell reproduction and human disease.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos047.htm   (3160 words)

 Careers In Microbiology
Now, before you groan and say science is BORING, think about this: Being a microbiologist is like being an explorer in a vast, unseen world full of weird, alien-like creatures.
Microbiologists travel to all corners of the Earth—and beyond—to study microbes.
Some microbiologists discover strange, new life forms that no one even knew existed.
www.microbe.org /careers/careers.asp   (178 words)

 Microbiologist - the in-house magazine of the Society for Applied Microbiology
Published four times a year, in March, June, September and December, this professionally produced, 52 page full-colour magazine is receiving critical acclaim from microbiologists around the world.
The Society now has a budget to pay authors for their contributions - so if you are interested in writing for the magazine please contact the editor, Lucy Harper, by clicking this link.
With a highly targeted circulation of 2000 copies, Microbiologist is an ideal vehicle for advertisers to reach a qualified microbiological audience.
www.sfam.org.uk /pubs/microbiologist.html   (278 words)

 Laboratory-Acquired West Nile Virus Infections --- United States, 2002
In August 2002, a microbiologist working in a U.S. laboratory was performing a necropsy on a blue jay submitted as part of a state's WNV surveillance program.
Two days later, the microbiologist noted a maculopapular rash that began on the face; extended to the trunk, arms, and legs during the next 3 days; and then disappeared gradually.
In October 2002, a microbiologist working in a U.S. laboratory who was harvesting WNV-infected mouse brains in a Class II laminar flow biosafety cabinet under BSL-3 conditions (5) punctured a finger with a contaminated needle.
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5150a2.htm   (1550 words)

 NEPA News - NEPA News - 02/02/2005 - Microbiologist who helped develop antibiotic dies at 84   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Albert Schatz, a soil microbiologist who helped discover the first effective antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis, died Jan. 17 at his home in Philadelphia.
Schatz sued Waksman and a Rutgers research foundation seeking a share of the credit, and was named a co-discoverer of the antibiotic in an out-of-court settlement in 1950.
He is survived by his wife; a sister, Elaine Davidson of Palm Coast, Fla.; two daughters, Linda Schatz and Diane Klein, of Philadelphia; and four grandchildren.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=13874638&BRD=2212&PAG=461&dept_id=465812&rfi=6   (395 words)

 Albert Schatz; microbiologist; 84 | The San Diego Union-Tribune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Albert Schatz, a microbiologist who in the 1940s helped develop the powerful antibiotic streptomycin but later had to go to court to be recognized as a co-discoverer of the drug, died Jan. 17 at his home in Philadelphia.
He was a 23-year-old graduate student working in the Rutgers University laboratory of Selman A. Waksman, an eminent microbiologist.
Besides his wife, the former Vivian Rosenfeld, who is also a microbiologist, Dr. Schatz is survived by his sister, Elaine Davidson of Palm Coast, Fla.; daughters, Linda Schatz and Diane Klein, both of Philadelphia; and four grandchildren.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20050208/news_1m8schatz.html   (491 words)

A microbiologist trained in infectious diseases, Murray will share his provocative opinions and proposals in a public talk on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:00 pm in Laxson Auditorium.
An associate professor of microbiology at San Jose State University, Murray is engaged in infectious disease research there and also as a visiting scholar at Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology.
As microbiologists, we are trained to understand how pathogens cause a particular disease and then figure out how to treat the disease, develop vaccines against it, even eliminate it,” said Murray.
www.csuchico.edu /pub/inside/archive/02_02_14/microbiologist.html   (578 words)

 Agricultural Research: Improving on a time-tested technique: microbiologist Patricia Millner and technician Michael ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Agricultural Research: Improving on a time-tested technique: microbiologist Patricia Millner and technician Michael Bzdil collect compose samples and gather data on temperature and moisture-content.
Improving on a time-tested technique: microbiologist Patricia Millner and technician Michael Bzdil collect compose samples and gather data on temperature and moisture-content.
ARS microbiologist Patricia Millner, of the Environmental Microbial Safety Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, is working to make composting more feasible for animal producers, who face a daily challenge: manure management.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3741/is_8_51/ai_106650579   (1186 words)

 How to Become a Microbiologist
English courses are also important because microbiologists spend much of their time writing articles or papers and giving speeches.
You may try to get a job or internship in a research lab of a university or science-related company during the summer to gain hands-on experience.
You may wish to talk with microbiologists in companies or universities to learn more about careers in this field.
www.microbe.org /careers/become.asp   (232 words)

The Chief Microbiologist serves as the scientific advisor to the Public Health Laboratory, and as such, is crucial to implement advanced test methods for the detection of possible bioterrorist and emerging infectious agents.
Possession of a valid certificate as a Public Health Microbiologist issued by the State of California and experience equivalent to four years working in a public health laboratory and supervising its staff.
San Mateo County, located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, seeks a microbiologist to perform a wide variety of lab tests in the areas of bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology, serology, parasitology, virology and water microbiology.
www.caphld.org /job.htm   (2017 words)

 Waksman-Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Waksman returned to Rutgers University in 1918 and began working as a microbiologist in the department of Soil Chemistry and Bacteriology at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.
Waksman, who became head of the newly organized Department of Microbiology at Rutgers in 1942, also continued to serve as microbiologist of the Agricultural Experiment station.
As a microbiologist, Waksman concerned himself primarily with soil organisms, particularly the actinomycetes on which he became the leading authority.
www.scc.rutgers.edu /njh/SciANDTech/Waksman/biog.htm   (761 words)

 Job @ Jobsite: Microbiologist / Micro Technician / QC Microbiologist - Food Sector   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Unfortunately the Microbiologist / Micro Technician / QC Microbiologist - Food Sector job you are looking for has expired.
Our client are a world class pharmaceutical company with a history stretching back over 100 years They are currently looking for a qualified microbiologist with extensive experience in pharmaceutical QC....
Skills - Microbiology / Microbiologist / ELISA / QC / GLP / GMP My client are a large pharmaceutical and household products company based in Hull Currently they are recruiting...
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 Dr. Dan Burisch -- Area 51 Microbiologist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Vegas Microbiologist Implicated in Gulf War Syndrome - Seeks John Kerry’s help for gaining immunity to testify in Congressional Hearing about designer viruses and other fl op projects.
The Saga of Dr. Dan Burisch - Does the fate of the planet hinge on this man? He says he's only one piece of the puzzle, but others seem to think he is a keystone.
Area 51 Microbiologist, Dan Burisch story could impel long overdue change.
greaterthings.com /News/ET/DanBurisch   (664 words)

Among those killed are Dr. Yaakov Matzner, 54, dean of the Hebrew University school of medicine; Amiramp Eldor, 59, head of the haematology department at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv and a world-recognized expert in blood clotting; and Avishai Berkman, 50, director of the Tel Aviv public health department and businessman.
One is the death of Harvard University microbiologist Don Wiley, who supposedly fell from a Memphis bridge in December (see November 16, 2001).
In the wake of all these stories, one microbiologist states, "Their intent was clearly to put [Hatfill's] name in the public eye.
billstclair.com /911timeline/main/AAanthrax.html   (6775 words)

 Careers in the Microbiological Sciences
Projections for the next 20 years suggest that there will be a demand for trained microbiologists to fill position in all aspects of microbiology.
A variety of special programs will create opportunities for women, members of under-represented groups and those with disabilities.
Today microbiologists work as integral members of interdisciplinary teams in laboratories of hospitals, clinics, universities, industry and government.
www.asm.org /Education/index.asp?bid=1272   (99 words)

 CBC News: C. difficile superbug likely to spread beyond Quebec: microbiologist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The province is seeing four times the number of infections as the national average.
The bacteria may not stay in Quebec, according to Dr. Andrew Simor, a microbiologist at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
He is a leading a national study on the extent of the C. difficile problem.
www.cbc.ca /story/science/national/2004/10/21/c_difficile041021.html   (561 words)

 Microbiologist Positions at FDA
FDA microbiologists, working in a non-laboratory setting, perform such duties that include:
The amount of additional experience or education required depends on the grade of the position.
FDA microbiologists are located in headquarters (suburban Washington, D.C.) as well as throughout the field.
www.fda.gov /jobs/microbio.htm   (233 words)

This is a microbiologist position in the bacteriology section at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory-Madison.
Assist other microbiologists as needed and perform other duties as required by the supervisor
www.ohr.wisc.edu /approvedpd/approved_pd_89.html   (747 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Culture - joint fluid (aspirate)
A sample of joint aspirate or fluid is removed from the joint with a needle or in the operating room, then is placed on culture media in containers for the purpose of growing microorganisms (bacteria, fungus, or viruses) in the laboratory.
The microbiologist in the laboratory inspects the cultures daily for growth.
If microorganisms are detected, other tests may be initiated to identify the infectious agent and determine the sensitivity of the organisms to medications.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003742.htm   (547 words)

 What Microbiologists Do
That's why people who become microbiologists usually focus on a particular microbe or research area.
Some microbiologists track down outbreaks of disease to learn what caused them and if we're facing a deadly new microbe.
You might start with your science teacher or scientists in your area (your teacher or parents may be able to help you find some and set up interviews).
www.microbe.org /careers/what_do.asp   (235 words)

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