Category Archives: environment and human health

on bioRxiv: Using the Wax moth larva Galleria mellonella infection model to detect emerging bacterial pathogens

In the past few years I have worked on and off (i.e. doing pilot experiments, having a grant proposal rejected) on a very simple, but I believe quite powerful, assay to detect pathogenic bacteria in environmental samples. As it stands, … Continue reading

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ExeterMarine

The University of Exeter has a large contingent of researchers involved in Marine Sciences. As this perhaps has been a bit underappreciated in the past, Prof. Brendan Godley is currently leading the charge to tell the world what amazing activities … Continue reading

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NERC ‘FRESH’ PhD studentship

Applications are open January 15th – February 15th for a PhD studentship “Combining a novel phenotypic virulence screen with genomic approaches to uncover bacterial acquisition of multi-drug resistance and virulence in aquatic environments”. The studentship is organised through a NERC … Continue reading

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Michael Mosley vs The Superbugs

Last night the documentary “Michael Mosley vs The Superbugs aired on BBC4 (still available for a month on iPlayer for people in the UK). Anne Leonard, PhD and now postdoc with Will Gaze, is featured with her ‘Beach Bum‘ study … Continue reading

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Living with Environmental Change 2016/2017

I am reaching the end of the semester teaching the module ‘Living with Environmental Change’ together with Professor Lora Fleming. (I have written four blog posts I, II, III and IV last year about the first time we ran this … Continue reading

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Living with Environmental Change IV

Our module ‘Living with Environmental Change’ ended a few weeks back and it is high time for a (brief) wrap up after the previous posts highlighting the guest lectures on the course (here, here and here). As the module was … Continue reading

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Living with Environmental Change III

Another update on our currently running module “Living with Environmental Change” and another host of excellent guest speakers. At St. Lukes, we had the pleasure to hear Dr. Fiona Mathews talk about “The Environment and Reproductive Health”. Fiona has done … Continue reading

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