Category Archives: cool science

SMBE 2019 Manchester

This week I attended the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution SMBE meeting held in Manchester. It was my first time at this meeting, and certainly will not be the last, as it had a very interesting programme and was … Continue reading

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ABX: The Antibiotic Discovery Accelerator Network

I missed the last day at FEMS in Glasgow because of a meeting on Antibiotic Discovery held at the Eden Project organised by Matt Uptons group at the University of Plymouth. ABX: The Antibiotic Discovery Accelerator Network was set up … Continue reading

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FEMS 2019 Glasgow

Last week I visited the 2019 FEMS European Microbiology Conference in Glasgow. I had the pleasure to participate in a round table discussion on Climate Change, together with Janet Jansson (Pacific Nothwest National Laboratory), Luisa Barzon (University of Padova) and … Continue reading

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Apply to the NERC GW4 PhD studentship “Context-dependent acquisition of antibiotic resistance mechanisms”

Note: this position is now readvertised: application deadline April 29th! Together with collaborators Prof. Will Gaze (College of Medicine and Health, Exeter), Prof. Angus Buckling (Biosciences, Exeter) and Prof. Ed Feil (Milner Centre for Evolution, Bath) I have an advert … Continue reading

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postdoc position available: “Context-dependent acquisition of antibiotic resistance mechanisms”

A one-year postdoc position is currently available in my lab at the University of Exeter Cornwall Campus! The dramatic increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective treatment of a wide range of infections and forms a global challenge to … Continue reading

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Life at the Edge of Sight

At the end of last year, I intended a book presentation at the Eden Project. Although a bit late, it is definitely worth a quick blog post, as “Life at the Edge of Sight” is a must-have for anyone interested … Continue reading

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Paper Out: Using the wax moth larva Galleria mellonella infection model to detect emerging bacterial pathogens

A good start of the year by having a paper published. I blogged about the bioarxiv* version a while back so will keep it short this time: we injected environmental (water and sediment) samples in the Galleria caterpillar and, where … Continue reading

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Apply to the NERC GW4 PhD studentship “Context-dependent acquisition of antibiotic resistance mechanisms”

Together with collaborators Prof. Will Gaze (College of Medicine and Health, Exeter), Prof. Angus Buckling (Biosciences, Exeter) and Prof. Ed Feil (Milner Centre for Evolution, Bath) I have an advert up for a 3.5 year PhD position here in Penryn. … Continue reading

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Eden Project: Invisible Worlds Exhibition

This is a bit overdue as the opening took place in May, but I still wanted to highlight the current Eden Project exhibition Invisible Worlds. This is a major new permanent exhibition that reveals the world beyond our senses: too … Continue reading

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Workshop “Resolving Microbial Communities at Strain-level Resolution” a success.

At least, that was my distinct impression! As announced on the blog a while back, Nicolas Tromas, Pawel Sierocinski, Daniela Farina and myself hosted a workshop featuring talks and tutorials on cutting-edge metagenomic software aiming to progress from gene-based to … Continue reading

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