Category Archives: ongoing work

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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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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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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Symposium Penryn 28-31 August 2018: Resolving Microbial Communities at Strain-level Resolution

I have the pleasure to announce a symposium/workshop to be held here at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus 28-31 August focusing on strain-level resolution metagenomics. Metagenomics involves the high-throughput sequencing of random DNA fragments isolated from microbial communities, followed … 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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The Transition from Class Room to a Year of Research

A guest post my BSc student Michael Tadesse who joined us last year for a lab project: In the academic year 2015-2016, I undertook a Professional Training Year (PTY) at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) in … Continue reading

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Group Update

A very long while without a post on this blog, so high time for an update. This blog is mainly written by me with occasional (very good!) guest posts by members of Will Gaze‘s group (see e.g. here). It features … Continue reading

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Discovering New Antibiotics

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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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Society for General Microbiology Meeting 2015 Birmingham

Five of us from the ECEHH coastal pathogens research group based at the Penryn campus in Cornwall attended the Society of General Microbiology Annual Conference held this year in the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. This was a great opportunity … Continue reading

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