BashTheBug has just got back from the recent European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Madrid, Spain. You can see some descriptive analysis of the first-dataset on this poster (free to access).
BashTheBug was officially launched one year ago today. Since then 10,213 people from all over the world have classified 735,070 images of M. tuberculosis growth, which is one every 43 seconds all year. You’ve finished three datasets; an initial validation set from seven clinical laboratories from four continents and then two further datasets from two […]
Researchers from ModMedMicro showed BashTheBug to the public today at the Oxford Natural History Museum as part of Super Science Saturday. Thanks to Nick, Tree, Ali and others!
A week ago on Saturday, BashTheBug and Lucy Turner together ran a stall at the annual, extremely popular Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar.
It has been a while since I provided an update on how many classifications everyone is doing. We are approaching a significant milestone; to date 9,705 people have contributed to BashTheBug! It will be BashTheBug’s first birthday in a bit over a month on Saturday 7 April 2018, so hopefully our 10,000th person will join […]
This is another great example of how volunteers spot things that we, the professional scientists, miss.
Before 2017 slips out of mind, here is a list of all the things that happened in our first year as it has whizzed by
This is a BashTheBug first; a poem about Citizen Science and The Zooniverse that mentions bug bashing! Head over to Sam Illingworth’s site to check it out (and you can even listen to him read it out if you follow the link at the bottom of the page).
Last week, BashTheBug was invited to Google in London to celebrate winning the Community Award of the inaugural NIHR Let’s Get Digital competition. Myself and Helen Spiers went representing the BashTheBug community and gave a short talk about the work all the Citizen Scientists are doing to improve our understanding of antibiotic resistance in TB.
We reached 500,000 classifications sometime late on Thursday 16 November 2017 – a little over seven months after launch! Thank you to all the volunteers who have given BashTheBug a go.