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Charlotte wins prize!

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Charlotte Franck – who has been doing her PhD riding the line between Richard Payne’s lab in Chemistry and Joel’s lab – has had some payoff for the great work she’s done on her evasin project, winning a poster prize at the 2020 Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function. […and it could have been […]

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Taylor and Rezwan get hitched (S01E01)

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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 […]

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The Rock

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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 […]

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Dave Gell’s new paper featuring old-school biochemistry

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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 […]

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Our RaPID screening manuscript is up on bioRxiv

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The project that Karishma has been hammering away at for the last couple of years – with substantial input from collaborators Louise Walport (Crick Institute, London) and Toby Passioura (now USyd) – has been somehow condensed into a manuscript and posted on bioRxiv HERE. It’s a massive amount of work by them and by far […]

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Efe takes to the great outdoors

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Just had some correspondence with Efe Isilak, a bright spark who spent time in the lab a few years ago, who wanted to let us know that much as he loves science, he felt like he couldn’t spend his life in an indoor job – so of course he bought a farm! Took him a […]

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Our Peppy VR paper hits the airwaves!

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Our great collaboration with David Doak, Jane Allison, Juliet Gerrard and Gareth Denyer is now out in Protein Science here . Peppy VR is a Unity application written by David (of Goldeneye fame), advised on by Juliet, Jane and myself and tested in real-life teaching classes by Gareth. You can get it free here for […]