Stannington School Visit

On the 25th April Graham, Kate, Charlotte and Andy took on the challenge of trying to convince 5 classes of infant school children that bacteria are cool with our own brand of microbiology educational visit to Stannington Infant School.

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Jen and Hannah featured in 'The Biochemist'

Congrats to Jennie and Hannah who were featured in the December edition of 'The Biochemist' in an article summarising her work with Jen last summer.  Hannah was working on a project initiated and completely supervised by Jen and recruited via the ThinkAhead SURE scheme.

The award was very prestigious and the success of Jen's supervision is further highlighted by Hannah's continued enthusiasm in Microbial Science.

As an aside- Looking smart in labcoats ladies!!!

The Full article can be read here

The group at Researcher's night

Rebecca shows of her furry friendMany thanks to all group members for their sterling public engagement work at the recent Researcher's night held as part of the Festival of the mind held on 26th September, 2012.  The group were part of an impressive Dental school presence and wowed the attending members of the community with educational material on microbes and with the stories of our research efforts.

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SGM Warwick 2012- 'by hook or crook'

The group was a large presence at the recent Warwick SGM meeting with four posters in the general sessions, and an invited paper in the BBSRC sponsored Designer microbes session by Dr Matt Hicks.

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BBSRC funding for Synthetic Biology adhesins

schematicI 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.

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CASE studentship award

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:

The deadline for applications is 16th March 2012.