Welcome to Matt Hicks

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.

Congratulations Dr Anumba

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.


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Beta-hexosaminidase paper accepted

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.


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Synthetic Biology PhD Network funded

We are very pleased to announce that three fully funded PhD studentships are now available as part of a newly funded PhD network in Synthetic Biology based in Sheffield and lead by Dr Graham Stafford.  This is a major initiative involving researchers from The School of Clinical Dentistry, and the Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering, History and Sociological Studies.

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Sialic acid review accepted

9th October, 2011

Good news, the latest collaborative effort with the Sharma Group has been accepted for publication as a review in the journal Molecular and Oral Microbiology. This represents a deal of work over this summer and is the first review of siallobiology of periodontal pathogens.  It summarises current knowledge and points out area for future investigation while also hinting at some areas we have an inkling about from recent work.


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Congratulations Prachi and Mike

20th September, 2011

Well Done to Prachi and Mike for their successful grant applications to the Oral and Dental Research Trust for a combined total of £10,000 to provide consumables funding for their respective projects.


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