Tag Archives: Britt Koskella

Paper Out: Heavy metal pollution and co-selection for antibiotic resistance: A microbial palaeontology approach

A paper that was a long time in the making came out last week. Lead author Andy Dickinson (since moved for a PhD in astrobiology in Edinburgh) did a Masters by Research project with Britt Koskella (since moved to Berkeley) … Continue reading

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paper out: Adaptation in Natural Microbial Populations

A review paper by Britt Koskella (now at Berkeley) and myself recently came out ‘adaptation in natural populations’; I have lazily copied the Abstract below: Although their diversity greatly exceeds that of plants and animals, microbial organisms have historically received … Continue reading

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Living with Environmental Change II

The Living with Environmental Change module might be one of the broadest modules taught at the University and this particularly well-illustrated by the diversity of guest lecturers featured in this post. Sean Meaden is currently finishing his PhD with collaborator … Continue reading

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Two weeks ago I visited collaborator Adam Eyre-Walker at the University of Sussex in Brighton. Adam and I have been working on a paper exploring what selective forces underly the rate with which bacteria take up new genes, using insights … Continue reading

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Missing Links

Time for a brief update. School of Biosciences collaborator Britt Koskella has now entered the wonderful world of blogging; she has posted quite a bit already on Nature’s Microcosm, including a paean to GoogleScholar (which I completely agree with). Although … Continue reading

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

Yesterday the two students Ben and Claire came in to help Britt and myself to process the first sediment core (see below). Science can be enormously complicated and technologically advanced, but this afternoon it was more about getting mud out … 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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Travelling

It has been a while since I last posted as I have been quite busy travelling (and Cornwall is not exactly centrally located). Two weeks ago Pawel, Tremough colleague Britt Koskella and myself went to visit Martha Clokie and her … Continue reading

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