Tag Archives: Michiel Vos

Symposium Penryn 28-31 August 2018: Resolving Microbial Communities at Strain-level Resolution

I have the pleasure to announce a symposium/workshop to be held here at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus 28-31 August focusing on strain-level resolution metagenomics. Metagenomics involves the high-throughput sequencing of random DNA fragments isolated from microbial communities, followed … Continue reading

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Group Update

High time for another Group Update, as I have a great bunch of (inter)national students working in the lab at the moment. Back left on the photo is Rafael Hernandez (USA), who is a second year Medical Student at Stony … Continue reading

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Michael Mosley vs The Superbugs

Last night the documentary “Michael Mosley vs The Superbugs aired on BBC4 (still available for a month on iPlayer for people in the UK). Anne Leonard, PhD and now postdoc with Will Gaze, is featured with her ‘Beach Bum‘ study … Continue reading

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Paper Out: Prokaryote genome fluidity is dependent on effective population size

Last year, I had the pleasure to host (now Dr.) Nadia Andreani from the University of Padua in Italy for a six-month visit in 2015. She did lab work on blue, food-spoiling Pseudomonas but we also did a population genomics … Continue reading

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Paper Out: The Ecological Role of Volatile and Soluble Secondary Metabolites Produced by Soil Bacteria

First of all a very happy 2017 to all readers. It will be my new year’s resolution to update the blog more frequently (for instance, I have not blogged about really interesting visits to Prof Haiwei Luo in Hong Kong, … 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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Living with Environmental Change I

This semester, head of the European Centre Professor Lora Fleming and myself have started the brand-new undergraduate module “Living with Environmental Change”. Somewhat complicatedly, we are teaching this module to students in different years and in two different locations: the … Continue reading

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