Tag Archives: Angus Buckling

Paper Out: Determining the prevalence, identity and possible origin of bacterial pathogens in soil

I am pleased to have an Open Access paper out in Environmental Microbiology with visiting MSc student Jacopo Ferraresso, MbyREs student Benedict Lawson (shared first authors), Sion Bayliss and Sam Sheppard from the University of Bath, Barbara Cardazzo from the … Continue reading

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Sexual Selection in Bacteria?

The paper “Sexual selection in Bacteria?” with Angus Buckling and Bram Kuijper has now been published in Trends in Microbiology. This was a tough, but ultimately very rewarding paper to write. I knew a bit about sexual selection, but must … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Paper out: No effect of natural transformation on the evolution of resistance to bacteriophages in the Acinetobacter baylyi model system

A long time coming, but the results obtained in NERC-funded research on evolutionary benefits (or lack thereof) of bacterial transformation have now been published. The work was carried out mainly by research tech Amy McLeman, who has since started her … Continue reading

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An Ancient Armsrace: Bacteria and Bacteriophages in Sediment Cores – Part I

My field work experience is limited to sticking tubes into the ground to collect soil samples, ususally from underneath shrubs next to my office or in some random field (while it rains). However, last Thursday field sampling was a whole … Continue reading

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