NanU paper published in Biochemical Journal

1.6A structure of NanU (BF1720)

Congratulations to Chat and the rest of the team on the publication of our paper on the structure and function of NanU in the Biochemical Journal online this month.

The paper can be found via this link and features the first structure of a SusD family protein that binds the important host-derived sugar sialic acid.


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Prachi awarded Discipline hopping Fellowship

Congratulations to Prachi who has secured 1 years funding of her own on a Wellcome Trust Discipline Hopping Fellowship to work on phosphoproteomic and metabololic responses to periodontal pathogens.  She will be hosted by our collaborator Prof Phillip Wright in ChELSi and we are all looking forward to seeing some really cool data.  Good luck!

Graham and Phil Wright involved in awarded IKC in Synbio

Graham and Prof Phillip Wright at ChELSi are the Sheffield Co-Is on a large £10million BBSRC, EPSRC and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) funded  Innovation Knowledge Centre in Synthetic Biology that is being lead by Imperial college, called SynbiCITE.  It is a partnership between 17 universities and 13 companies in this sphere who have also promised extra investment as part of activities.  It was announced at the recent SB6.0 meeting by the Right Hon David Willetts, who said:  “Synthetic biology has huge potential for our economy and society in so many areas, from life sciences to agriculture. But to realise this potential we need to ensure researchers and business work together. This new Innovation and Knowledge Centre will help advance scientific knowledge and turn cutting edge research into commercial success.”

More info is here also:

Synthethic Biology @Shefffield meeting

On July 15th Graham organised the Synthetic Biology@Sheffield 2013 meeting.  More details can be found at our Synthetic Biology@Sheffield website while two budding Synthetic Biologists are pictured!

Andy wins GSK poster prize at Oral Healthcare symposium

Congratulations to Andy Frey whose poster at the recent GSK Postgraduate Oral Healthcare Symposium won the prize for best poster.  Competition was hot and he was especially praised for the progress made so far and his ability to field questions.  We hope the good work continues and can produce some papers soon...



Congratulations Prachi- MOM paper in press

Many congratulations must go to Prachi whose paper entitled "Gingipain-dependent degradation of mTOR pathway proteins by the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis during invasion" was accepted in Molecular Oral Microbiology last week and released on their 'online early' option today.  

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