Tag Archives: E. coli

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

This week I am spending most of my time learning about clinical microbiology practices down at the Hospital in Truro, which is super interesting. The labs receive more than 300.000 samples a year: blood, urine, sputum, faeces, pus and skin … Continue reading

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