Category Archives: going places

visit to the StrAda lab at the University of Nancy

Last week I visited the ‘StrAda’ (Streptomyces Adaptation) lab of Pierre Leblond at the University of Nancy in France. Pierre and his colleagues, including Cyril Bontemps, have been isolating and genome-sequencing Streptomyces from very fine spatial scales which formed the … Continue reading

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Pipelines for bacterial evolutionary genomic analysis meeting in Bath

I attended a small, but very nice meeting last week at the University of Bath. The topic was the development of software to measure all important parameters in bacterial population genomics datasets. It was organized by Daniel Falush, who is … Continue reading

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SETAC Nantes 2016

Another guest post, this time by Isobel Stanton, a PhD student who started work with Will Gaze October last year, co-funded by BBSRC and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Global Environment (co-supervised by Prof Jason Snape). (See here for an overview … Continue reading

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Microbial water quality All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting at Westminster

A guest post Will Gaze’s student Anne Leonard: Last Monday, 23rd May 2016, I was invited to attend an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the … Continue reading

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Visit to the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen

Last week I visited past colleague and collaborator Paolina Garbeva at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO in Wageningen where I worked as a postdoc between 2009 and 2011. Paolina is an expert in the secondary metabolites (especially the volatile … Continue reading

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Marcus Wallenberg Symposium Stockholm

I think it’s pretty common for every scientist to dream at least once about winning a Nobel Prize for their research. While sadly the vast majority of us will always remain underappreciated by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, you … Continue reading

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3rd International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance

Another conference post…This time Will, Lihong, Anne and I went to EDAR3 (the 3rd International Symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance), held from 17th – 21st May in the quaint town of Wernigerode, Germany. As you can guess … Continue reading

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