Molecular Microbiology has now published the epic piece of work spearheaded by ex-lab member Dave Gell, who is now resident at the University of Tasmania. Dave had been approached by local microbiologists who noted that some strains of Haemophilus haemolyticus inhibited the growth of Haemophilus influenzae. Dave heroically purified the factor that caused this inhibition […]
The Sydney Protein Group ran its annual Thompson Prize symposium last week – in which 5 PhD students duke it out by giving a talk on their work, and then the best presenter is chosen by a panel of judges to win the Thompson Prize (which brings with it glory *and* cash). This year, we […]
Congratulations to former postdoc Marylene Vandevenne and her husband Mathieu, who have become the proud parents of baby Alice on 27 March. I’ve been informed that she (Alice that is) is sleeping soundly from 10 pm till 7 am – which sounds like a great start to me!
Xavier and Betsy, who did Honours with Joel and Ann, respectively, graduated in May in full pomp and ceremony – and Jason got his chance to stand in for Joel on the stage – with the special floppy hat…
Michael, who has just recently finished his PhD at the LMB in Cambridge with Lori Passmore, has been successful in winning an EMBO postdoctoral fellowship to fund his work in Albert Weixlbaumer’s lab in Strasbourg. Here, he will investigate how translation is linked to transcription in bacteria, by assembling complexes of ribosomes and RNA polymerases […]
Congratulations to Mehdi, who has just received the official letter saying he has fulfilled all the requirements for a PhD! Hooray! Now, just the graduation ceremony to come!
Antonia Zech – who worked with Ana for 5 months in 2013-4 as part of her Masters degree in Hamburg – has sent us an update on her activities. She has been doing a PhD at the Institute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf – in the group of Lucie […]
Xavier Reid graduated today with his BSc with first class Honours – and you can see him here accompanied by his co-supervisor, Dr Jason Low. No one will mention that Jason isn’t wearing his UNSW gown… Xavier has taken the plunge to come back and start a PhD – splitting his time between digging deep […]
…so feel free to congratulate her if you see her around. I’m sure there will be a celebration to follow! Well done Taylor – it’s a mighty achievement.
In exciting news, we have had our paper “The stoichiometry and interactome of the Nucleosome Remodelling and Deacetylase (NuRD) complex are conserved across multiple cell lines” accepted in FEBS J [epub here]. It’s particularly exciting both because it’s Mehdi’s first first-author paper from his PhD and it is also Jason’s first last- and corresponding-author paper. […]