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Cornish Critters: Part II

Some more pictures of Cornish coastal wildlife. It is quite difficult to take good pictures of beasties in my aquarium using a camera but somehow iphones (with HD) work great; I might start up an aquarium blog on the side … Continue reading

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Eel grass restoration

Had a really nice day out on Saturday, going on an excursion on the Helford river organized by environmental artist Katy Lodge. Eel grass (or sea grass) is the only vascular plant in the sea, and an important ecosystem, acting … Continue reading

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My internship at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Clinical Microbiology Lab: Part III

Last Friday I had a very interesting morning looking at blood and ‘sterile fluids’ (eg spinal fluid, fluids from joints and bile) samples as well as the serology and virology labs. Lots of cool stuff to write about but as … Continue reading

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My internship at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Clinical Microbiology Lab: Part II

Today I had a look in the enterics (gut bugs) and in the mycology (fungi) labs. The enterics lab to my surprise was not particularly unpopular among the technicians (who do rotations); the fume hood gets rid of all the … Continue reading

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South-West Microbiology Meeting

Interesting day yesterday as the South-West Microbiology Meeting was held at the Knowledge Spa ECEHH headquarter in Truro. This meeting was held once before at Plymouth University in October and aims to bring together academics, government workers as well as … Continue reading

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Coastal Pathogen Team finally all in one place!

Last week, postdoc Pawel Sierocinski, yours truly as well as our better halves packed up all our belongings in Utrecht and headed respectively under and over the Channel to join Will and Lihong in Cornwall. As this was my fourth … Continue reading

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Google Scholar Citations

When I am looking for papers, I use Google Scholar. Forget about PubMed or ISI Web of Knowledge, everything archived in there is by definition also present in Google Scholar. (The one issue I have with the Google algorithm is … Continue reading

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Goodbye NIOO

Last Friday it was time for an ‘afscheidsborrel’ (farewell drinks) at my previous employer the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO) in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Mind you there is still a lot of work to be finished so there will be … Continue reading

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