DEC 2020 JOINT PHD PROJECT AVAILABLE WITH PROF TRACY PALMER
A new BBSRC NLD-DTP PhD studentship is available looking at secreted toxins of S. aureus. Led by Prof Tracy Palmer FRS @proftracypalmer (Newcastle University), with Tim as secondary supervisor. More info here on findaphd.
NOV 2020 WELCOME TO OUR NEW PROJECT STUDENTS
Dan Sin and Ben Baker have joined the lab as undergraduate project students to learn more about toxin-antitoxin systems and HDACs. All online for now - lots of Xtal data to process. Welcome!
SEP 2020 TIM GIVES KEYNOTE TALK AT CAMBRIDGE PHD SYMPOSIUM
It was an honour to be invited to give the Keynote talk at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge's 3rd Year PhD Symposium. The talk covered some research highlights and tried to dish out some career advice to the upcoming generation of fantastic scientists, either in academia or other career paths. It was fun to be back at my home Department!
SEP 2020 NEW PHD STUDENTSHIP AVAILABLE IN THE LAB STARTING JAN 2021
We have a new PhD project available through the BBSRC NLD DTP, in collaboration with New England Biolabs, to study phage-resistance mechanisms. Please contact Tim if you are interested, and more information is available on findaphd.
JULY 2020 TIM INTERVIEWED ON THE BBC
Following our new publication in Science Advances, Tim was invited to discuss the work on the BBC World Service's flagship news programme, "Newshour". You can listen to the clip here, starting at 14 min.
JULY 2020 NEW PAPER FROM BEN USHER
Congratulations to Ben Usher, co-first author on a new article published in Science Advances that has characterised the MenT family of toxins, which block growth of tuberculosis through a previously unreported mechanism. This collaborative paper involving five labs across the UK, France and New Zealand, was led by co-senior authors Tim and Dr Pierre Genevaux of the Laboratoire de Microbiologie et Génétique Moléculaires, Toulouse University.
JULY 2020 - IZAAK WINS TOP POSTER PRIZE
Congratulations to @izaakbeck for winning the top poster prize at the Newcastle-Liverpool-Durham BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Conference 2020 #nld_dtp20
JULY 2020 - LAB RE-OPENING
The lab re-opened at the start of July. Great to be back in the lab, albeit appropriately distanced and at reduced capacity, and finally able to do experiments again!
JUNE 2020 - NEW PAPER FROM IZAAK BECK
Congratulations to @izaakbeck, lead author on a new article published in Biochemical Journal that compares the structure and function of the AbiEi and Rv2827c antitoxins. This work was co-authored by Ben Usher and done in collaboration with the Fineran Lab at the University of Otago, New Zealand.
JUNE 2020 - NEW BLOWER LAB WEBSITE LAUNCHED
Welcome to our brand new website, we hope you find it helpful and informative