Tag Archives: University of Exeter

postdoc position available: “Context-dependent acquisition of antibiotic resistance mechanisms”

A one-year postdoc position is currently available in my lab at the University of Exeter Cornwall Campus! The dramatic increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective treatment of a wide range of infections and forms a global challenge to … Continue reading

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Eden Project: Invisible Worlds Exhibition

This is a bit overdue as the opening took place in May, but I still wanted to highlight the current Eden Project exhibition Invisible Worlds. This is a major new permanent exhibition that reveals the world beyond our senses: too … Continue reading

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NERC ‘FRESH’ PhD studentship

Applications are open January 15th – February 15th for a PhD studentship “Combining a novel phenotypic virulence screen with genomic approaches to uncover bacterial acquisition of multi-drug resistance and virulence in aquatic environments”. The studentship is organised through a NERC … Continue reading

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Introducing BSc student Abigail Colclough

Bachelors student Abigail (Abi) Colclough started her year long placement in the lab in July: high time for an introduction! She has written a first blog post here and will write more on her project on a blog she has … Continue reading

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Missing links: wild crickets (and bacterial speciation)

Had a chat with professor of evolutionary ecology Tom Tregenza today about a grant that I am struggling with writing about bacterial speciation. This is a topic that I am really excited about, perhaps because I am a natural history … Continue reading

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cards

Just an illustration of where we work at the moment: we have an office in the ECEHH head quarters in the Knowledge Spa in Truro¬† (top left card). At Tremough Campus we are temporarily renting lab space in the Daphne … 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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Missing Links

I have added new links to three interesting microbiology blogs. rrresearch by Rosie Redfield is cool because she writes updates about all stages of her research on competence in Haemophilus (from ideas to grant writing, lab work and publishing papers). … Continue reading

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New European Centre for Environment and Human Health website is up!

The new ECEHH website is now up and running and looking very flash. Perhaps this is a good time to explain our affiliation. The ECEHH aims to combine science with policy development, and works closely with local businesses to benefit … Continue reading

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South-West Microbiology Meeting

Interesting day yesterday as the South-West Microbiology Meeting was held at the Knowledge Spa ECEHH headquarter in Truro. This meeting was held once before at Plymouth University in October and aims to bring together academics, government workers as well as … Continue reading

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