September 14th 2017

The 5th Molecular Microbiology conference

This wee the entire lab has been presenting their work at the 5th Mol Micro conference here at the IMI in Birmingham. Both James and Prateek gave excellent oral presentations whilst posters were presented by the rest of the group. Well done everyone!


July 18th 2017

Well done to Prateek!

Last week Prateek successfully defended his PhD thesis during examination by Matthew Avison and Apoorva Bhatt.

Next up is Jai!


May 31st 2017

Jai heads to New Orleans

Jai is on her way to New Orleans to present her Vibrio cholerae story at ASM microbe 2017.


April 3rd 2017

Microbiology Society annual conference 

The lab headed to Edinburgh for the annual Microbiology Society meeting. Jai gave an oral presentation of her Vibrio cholerae work whilst, James, Rachel, Prateek and Lisa gave poster presentations.

 


September 23rd 2016

Jai wins prize for best poster at the M4 conference in Leicester Jai2

Congratualtions to Jai for winning the best poster prize at the Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting (M4). Jai presented her work on lifestyle switching in Vibrio cholerae.

 


August 6th 2016

Jai heads for BostonJai2

Today Jai is en route to Andrew Camilli’s lab in Boston (Tufts University). Andrew is supporting our recently funded BBSRC project on lifestyle switching in Vibrio cholerae and Jai will receive training in the application of Andrew’s MuGENT technology outlined in his recent PNAS paper here.


August 3rd 2016

Dave receives Colworth medal at Machines on Genes IV

The 80th Harden conference, Machines on Genes IV, was held at Shrigley Hall Hotel near Manchester. Dave was honored to accept the Colworth medal in recognition of the lab’s work and presented recent stories lead by Shivani and Lisa.

 


June 17th 2016

Lisa and Shivani are presenting at ASM 2016 in Bostonasm2016

Lisa and Shivani have jetted off to the east cost to present their work on spurious transcription associated with toxic DNA sequences.


May 13th 2016

Well done Lisa!

Yesterday Lisa successfully defended her PhD thesis during examination by Remus Dame and Mark Webber.


April 4th 2016

Jai, Shivani and Prateek are presenting at the 28th UK RNA polymerase conference

We’re off to York this week for the annual RNA polymerase meeting. Jai is presenting her work on V. cholerae virulence regulation, Shivani is talking about spurious transcription, and Prateek will speak about his new project on deciphering novel antibiotic resistance mechanisms.


March 22nd 2016

Dave and James are speaking at the Microbiology Society meeting in Liverpool

James will be presenting his PLoS Pathogens paper from last year and Dave will be giving the Fleming prize lecture.


December 9th 2015

Prateek Sharma wins prize for best poster at Bacterial Expressions IIPrateek2

Congratualtions to Prateek for winning the Bacterial Expressions II best poster prize. Prateek attended the meeting, held at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, last week. You can read about the work he presented here.

 


November 3rd 2015

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Dave has been awarded the Fleming Prize for 2016 by the Microbiology Society. Details can be found here.

 


September 16th 2015

Lisa Lamberte wins prize for best talk at the M4 meetingM4

The lab spent the first part of this week at the second Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting (M4) in Nottingham. This year’s meeting included talks from Mark Pallen (Warwick) on microbial archaeology, Gadi Frankel (Imperial) on
modelling bacterial infections, and  Mike Ibba (Ohio) on translation regulation. A personal highlight was Liz Sockett’s  (Nottingham) fascinating overview of Bdellovibrio and the tricks they use to invade and consume prey bacteria.

Particularly pleasing for our group was Lisa’s prize for the best talk from selected abstracts. You can see a shorter version of Lisa’s winning presentation here.


July 17th 2015

Does academic impact equal social media influence?Miss. Rachel Kettles

Our newest recruit, Rachel Kettles, has been trying to find out how academic success equates to influence on the social media giant Twitter. She concludes that the only way to be a successful Tweeter is to fully embrace the medium; you can’t rely on your H-index!

You can read about Rachel’s analysis, done for the IMI as part of her BBSRC funded professional internship for PhD students, here.

 


June 26th 2015

Lisa is presenting her PhD at the 3 Minute Thesis Live Final3MT

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, in which doctoral researchers have just three minutes to deliver an engaging presentation on their thesis topic, its originality and its significance watch it here.


 

June 11th 2015

Dave and James present at our HFSP award “kick-off” meeting in LeidenHFSP

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) is an international program of research support, funding frontier research on the complex mechanisms of living organisms. In 2015 we started work an HFSP reseach programme with Remus Dame (Leiden), Grant Jensen (CalTech) and Dieter Hermann (Heidelberg).

 


 

May 10th 2015

Dave is presenting Lisa and Shivani’s work on toxic DNA at BacNET2015BacNet

The goal of BacNet15 is to cover most recent advances in key areas of bacterial network research, including information processing and signal transduction, uni- and multicellular behaviour, stress responses, small molecule signalling, cell biology, systems biology and bioengineering.


 

April 21st 2015

Lisa, Shivani, James and Prateek all present at the 27th RNAP workshopxxqHsBUd

Over the last two days Lisa, Shivani, James and Prateek all did a great job of presenting their work at the 27th annual RNA polymerase workshop. Overall a great meeting with much exciting new information about transcription and its control in all domains of life.


 

April 13th 2015

bgrsLisa and Prateek present their work at BGRS2015

Lisa and Prateek will both be presenting their PhD research at this year’s Biosciences Graduate Research Symposium over the next two days.


April 1st 2015

iccPrateek presents poster at SGM meeting

Today Prateek gave a poster presentation at the SGM meeting in Birmingham. The poster, entitled “Regulation of ETEC Heat-Stable Toxin expression in Response to Environment and Host”  details work done during the first year of Prateek’s PhD, which is funded by the Darwin Trust of Edinburgh.


March 31st 2015

imi-logo-230x150New IMI website launched

The Institute of Microbiology and Infection has launched its new website. Take a look at it here http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/imi/index.aspx


March 30th 2015

colworth_160x160Colworth Medal

Dave has been awarded the 2016 Colworth Medal by the Biochemical Society. Further details can be found here http://www.biochemistry.org/Awards/2016Winners.aspx.

 


January 16th 2015

B7efPGQCEAAwzy3 (1)Well done James!

After a three hour grilling, from Jeff Green and Andy Lovering, James Haycocks was awarded his PhD subject to minor corrections. James is starting a post-doctoral researcher position with us next week.