Tag Archives: antibiotic resistance

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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Paper out: Zinc can counteract selection for ciprofloxacin resistance

Pleased to have a paper (open Access) out with collaborators Uli Klumper, Elze Hesse and Will Gaze and former MSc students Louise Sibleyras and Lai Ka Lo (see Lai Ka in this old post). I cannot really say it better … 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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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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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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Antibiotic resistance risk for coastal water users

Recreational users of coastal waters such as swimmers and surfers are at risk of exposure to antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to a new study  by Anne Leonard, Lihong Zhang, Andrew Balfour, Ruth Garside and Will Gaze published this week. We … Continue reading

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Lab Visitor: PhD student Katia Djenadi

Will Gaze recently hosted PhD student Katia Djenadi from Algeria for a collaborative project; below she has written an account of her stay: From Algeria to United Kingdom: Algeria is a country located in North Africa giving on the Mediterranean … Continue reading

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New science minister announces ‘war cabinet’ to tackle antimicrobial resistance on all fronts

*after much haranguing, finally another post from Will Gaze!* Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a hot topic at the moment and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) recently issued a press release giving details of a cross-research council initiative to tackle … Continue reading

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Environmental reservoirs of antibiotic resistant bacteria

After a year of nagging by Michiel I have finally put together my first post and hope to make this a regular occurrence! A current research project is to investigate the prevalence of antibiotic resistant Enterobacteriaceae sp. in coastal bathing … Continue reading

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