In the first of what promises to be an HBO miniseries, Taylor and Rezwan have completed a memorable year or so by becoming woman and husband. They celebrated with an intimate gathering of family and friends – and with extensive henna-ing! It was 48 degrees outside, so you can also see they did a great […]
The December graduation this year was a bumper crop of PhD graduates from the Science Faculty – and also a bumper crop from Structural Biology. Mehdi Sharifi Tabar and Taylor Szyszka from Joel’s lab, Ngaio Smith (in absentia) from Jacqui’s lab and Camilla Faoro and James Walshe (in absentia) from Sandro’s lab *all* completed the […]
In news of great excitement, I can announce that there is another lab matrimonial union on its way! Taylor and Rezwan have announced their engagement – in fine style while on a small weekend getaway in Mudgee. They have decided to make the most of the whole thing by having *3* weddings – so stay […]
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 […]