A good start of the year by having a paper published. I blogged about the bioarxiv* version a while back so will keep it short this time: we injected environmental (water and sediment) samples in the Galleria caterpillar and, where … Continue reading
Posted in cool science, Cornwall, environment and human health, paper out!
Tagged AMR, Andrea Dowling, coastal pathogens, Ed Feil, Elze Hesse, emerging infectious diseases, Galleria, Galleria mellonella, Nicola Coyle, pathogens, PeerJ, publishing, Rafael Hernandez, virulence, Will Gaze
Together with collaborators Prof. Will Gaze (College of Medicine and Health, Exeter), Prof. Angus Buckling (Biosciences, Exeter) and Prof. Ed Feil (Milner Centre for Evolution, Bath) I have an advert up for a 3.5 year PhD position here in Penryn. … Continue reading
Posted in cool science, Cornwall, environment and human health, ongoing work
Tagged AMR, Angus Buckling, Ed Feil, evolution, Michiel Vos, NERC, PhD, PhD opportunity, studentship, Will Gaze
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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Tagged Aimee Murray, ECEHH, John Lee, Lihong Zhang, Richard Bendall, Royal Cornwall Hospital, SIG, Staphylococcus cornubiensis, Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, Will Gaze, zoonosis
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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Tagged AMR, antibiotic resistance, ECEHH, Ed Feil, Environment Agency, FRESH, Galleria, genomics, Jonathan Porter, microbial ecology, NERC, PhD, University of Bath, University of Exeter, water quality, Will Gaze
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
Another guest post, this time by Isobel Stanton, a PhD student who started work with Will Gaze October last year, co-funded by BBSRC and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Global Environment (co-supervised by Prof Jason Snape). (See here for an overview … Continue reading
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