Microbiology is as much a part of the universe as the Mandela represents. In a patient culture we focus on each component. Finding answers in a culture is both stimulating and relaxing. Using science and chemical reactions we get answers. Sometimes it's like solving a really hard puzzle. There are still a lot of bench tests that require skill and observation. Plate art included.
Technology is constantly changing in Microbiology and we're part of it. Our work evolves as much as the organisms find mechanisms of resistance. We are on the cutting edge of awareness. When a breaking Microbiology story airs on nightly news we can say,"Oh yeah, we've known that for a while".
The best part of Microbiology - the service we provide in the detection and treatment of infections is truly lifesaving!