- Created on Thursday, 07 June 2012 10:50
I am very pleased to announce that our interdisciplinary synthetic biology work has been awarded a responsive mode BBSRC grant of £119,000 to develop novel adhesive protein fibres for tissue engineering applications. This is lead by the Graham, but in conjunction with Professor Phillip Wright (CBE, CHELSi) and Professor Sheila Macneil.
- Created on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 23:28
22nd Feb 2012
We are please to announce that we have been awarded a CASE studentship award in a partnership with GlaxoSmithKine and are now advertising a 4 year PhD studentship to investigate the use of the sialidase inhibitors to reduce biofilm formation and cell invasion by periodontal and other pathogens.
This is a very exciting project that extends our recent work on periodontal pathogen biology in this area (see publications section).
The full advert can be viewed here: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/dentalschool/news/news-stories/case-stafford
The deadline for applications is 16th March 2012.
- Created on Friday, 17 February 2012 12:10
Feb 16th, 2012
Well done to Jennie on the acceptance for publication of the first (of many) papers on her work on the flagellin specific glycosylation pathway in Aeromonas entitled "Identification of a putative glycosyltransferase responsible for the transfer of pseudaminic acid onto the polar flagellin of Aeromonas caviae Sch3N". This was a very nice piece of work and a reward for alot of effort. The paper will be published in a new online journal called MicrobiologyOpen from Wiley that is a sister journal for the likes of Molecular microbiology.
- Created on Thursday, 02 February 2012 16:15
Feb 2nd, 2012
Matt Hicks started in the lab on 1st Feb on an initial 6 month contract working on the potential production of collagen using the Flagellar Type III secretion system. This is a joint project with collaborators in the group of Professor Phil Wright at ChelSi. Matt comes to us after a distuinguished career to date in various top labs including that of Prof Tracy Palmer and Dr Matthew Hutchings both at UEA. You can find out more about Matt at his section of the website. We look forward to a fruitful spell that hopefully will be extended in due course.
- Created on Monday, 23 January 2012 20:48
22nd Jan 2012
We must extend a large congratulations to Dr Dilly Anumba, a new collaborator of the lab, who has just been awarded a large MRC grant in the Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DFPS) entitled: Assessing the Risk of Spontaneous Premature Birth by Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy of the Cervix. Dr Anumba will lead a team looking at developing a device to enable testing of the impedance of the cervix wall in women at risk of premature birth.
- Created on Monday, 23 January 2012 20:23
20th Jan, 2012
Good news for the start of the year with the acceptance of our paper on the role of beta-hexosaminidase activity in the formation of biofilms on glycoprotein surfaces in FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology.