Michael – an Hons student in the lab in 2012 – has been extra productive in his postdoc in Strasbourg lately. Not only has he just had a paper come out in Science this week showing the interaction between bacterial RNA polymerase and the ribosome (the basis for the coupling of transcription and translation): [check […]
This week’s edition of Science magazine features an article on which Kaavya Krishna Kumar – PhD student with Dave Gell when he was here in our unit – is first-equal author. The paper describes the cryoEM structure of the glucagon receptor bound to a glucagon-like ligand and helps understand the mechanism by which the binding […]
Our lab manager, Angela Nikolic, learned of a competition hosted by In Vitro Technologies on “who has the oldest shaking incubator” in all of Australia and New Zealand. She applied with our Infors Unitron Shaker that dated back to Dec 2000! She has won us a brand new Infors Celltron Shaker! Well done Angela!
Always a big milestone in the PhD journey, Jessica Zhong has clicked the upload button (which isn’t quite the same as the old days with the endless photocopying and page juggling, but still…) and submitted her thesis (and now is an expert on definite articles), which was focused on the biochemical analysis of CHD4 – […]
Xavier Reid, who started his PhD in the lab in 2019, has used his creative writing skills to pick up anATA Scientific Encouragement Award in March this year. You can read all about his musings on intelligent robots at the ATA website. The award brings with it a tasty $1500, which I presume he is […]
After quite a few years of being an invaluable member of the lab – and one of the only people I know who have solved structures by NMR and crystallography – and done EM as well – Ana has decided to step out of academia into the scary real world. She has done it by […]
Ingrid Macindoe – postdoc in the Mackay lab – has recently tied the knot with her beau in a low-key ceremony – and with the most awesome cake! Congratulations Ingrid! [envira-gallery slug=”ingrid-gets-hitched”]
Here is an amazing resource put together by some folks at Johns Hopkins, showing funding opportunities (and travel grant opportunities) for PhD students, postdocs and ECRs: Early career faculty funding opportunities Postdoc funding opportunities PhD funding opportunities And here is a short article about it in Nature: Nature article on ECR funding database Enjoy!
Maryam looks slightly dazed for good reason – she has just handed in her PhD thesis – well inside the time allowed. Along the way, she decided that moving country to do a PhD wasn’t sufficiently challenging and so upped the stakes by becoming a mother for the first time. That *still* seems to have […]
We have posted our analysis of NuRD complex architecture on Biorxiv. We firm up the stoichiometry, show that there is large-scale dynamics, partially map architecture using XLMS and show direct competition by PWWP2A that steals half the complex! It’s been a massive effort over many years by many lab members and collaborators (most significantly Michael […]