Tag Archives: pollution

Paper Out: The evolution of bacterial pathogens in the Anthropocene

A review paper I wrote just came out in Infection Genetics and Evolution. Inspired by my undergraduate teaching on environment and human health, and an interesting FEMS symposium last year, I chose to explore the relationship between environmental degradation and … Continue reading

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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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An interesting mini-exhibition in the ESI building featuring art made of plastic waste found on our shores. Bad and ugly things made beautiful. One big (3×3 meter) installation by Liz Franklin ‘Trawler Trash’ now hangs in the atrium: From the … 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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