Tag Archives: Lihong Zhang

Paper Out: Transposon mutagenesis in Pseudomonas fluorescens reveals genes involved in blue pigment production and antioxidant protection

Nadia Andreani, who visited the lab in 2105 (wow, time flies) and now is at the University of Lincolnnow is at the University of Lincoln has just published a paper on work she did here on blue, food-spoiling Pseudomonas. Colleague … Continue reading

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Paper out: Staphylococcus cornubiensis sp. nov., a new member of the Staphylococcus intermedius Group (SIG)

My colleagues Aimee Murray, Lihong Zhang and Will Gaze and I have an ongoing collaboration with colleagues from the Royal Cornwall Hospital John Lee and Richard Bendall on the detection of ‘Staphylococcus intermedius Group’ (SIG) in human infections. These bugs … 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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Society for General Microbiology Meeting 2015 Birmingham

Five of us from the ECEHH coastal pathogens research group based at the Penryn campus in Cornwall attended the Society of General Microbiology Annual Conference held this year in the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. This was a great opportunity … 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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