Talks and Training

We can offer bespoke microbiology training and support on a one-to-one basis or seminars to groups of people.  If you or your staff could benefit from understanding microbiology a little better or need an update on current opinion in microbiology just let us know and we can put a suitable programme together.  We can deliver a training session on-site or at one of our meeting venues across the UK.  From an introduction to basic microbiology to specialist advanced microbiology we can put together a training programme that specifically meets your training needs.


We have also worked with journalists and media professionals in a variety of formats from authoritative articles in the print and broadcast news media through to popular science articles and television series.  At Microbiology Consulting we have experience of working with the media in larger projects both in a scientific advisory capacity and 'front of camera'.


You can check out our show reel below and on our You Tube Channel.


Engaging & interactive microbiology talks for groups, clubs, societies and schools

We are available to deliver interactive talks in microbiology tailored to suite any age range or prior scientific knowledge for groups of 10 - 100s.  Talks can be delivered at your local venue and include interactive activities to reveal the hidden world of the microbes. Talks suitable for a general audience interested in science include the 'science behind the 5 second rule' and the science behind the TV series Grime Scene Investigation.

Grime Scene Investigation was an eight part television series broadcast on BBC3. In each episode Professor Hilton and his team of scientists in their mobile laboratory would visit a member of the public to reveal the hidden world of microbes living in, on and around them.  You can view the episodes on our YouTube channel below.  If you want to arrange a lecture on the microbiology behind Grime Scene please contact us.

Anthony has also been involved with other microbiology projects of general interest to the public including a study of bacteria found in cars, on mobile phones, on the hands and under the fingernails. In recognition of his contribution to the public understanding of microbiology he received the 2009 Society for Applied Microbiology Communication Award and the Aston Excellence Award for outstanding contribution to community engagement. In September 2009 he delivered the Vincent Marks lecture at the Institute of Biomedical Science congress in Birmingham, and during 2010 he appeared at several Cafe Scientifique venues in Medway and Birmingham and also at the Cheltenham and British Science Festivals. In 2011 the Society for General Microbiology honoured Professor Hilton with the Peter Wildy award for outstanding contribution to microbiology education.  At Aston University Anthony is highly regarded as an outstanding teacher.  You can watch an interview on the motivation behind his teaching here.

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