Congratulations to PhD student Sam Firth for winning one of the Poster Prizes at the Department of Biosciences’ PGR Conference this week!
Huge congratulations to our 4th year research undergraduate, Lotte O’Hern, for smashing her viva voce and poster presentation!
Lotte’s and Karrera’s commentary for mBio, entitled “Copper Cytotoxicity: Cellular Casualties of Noncognate Coordination Chemistry” is now on-line!
The group is very proud of Sam Firth (4th year PhD student), who participated in Pint of Science Newcastle yesterday and shared her knowledge about all things copper to the general public. Well done, Sam! Here’s a photo of Sam in action:
We are very grateful to the Royal Society for awarding us a 1-year Research Grant to study how metal availability is managed during host-microbiota interactions.
We are very pleased to see this collaborative paper published!
The group’s latest preprint on salivary histatins is now live on bioRxiv. Congratulations to all authors, especially co-first authors Louisa and Jin!
We have one funded, 4-year PhD position that will suit candidates with a background in biochemistry or microbiology. The project will examine how metal availability affects host-microbiota relationships. More details here: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/a-balancing-act-how-hosts-control-metal-availability-to-their-microbiota/?p137656.
We are also looking for a Master’s of Science by Research student to work on this project.
If you are interested, please contact Karrera.
Level 3 undergraduate students Sacha Lee, Alex Sutherland, and Selina Shen have all joined the group. For 5 weeks they will all be working on different projects, but all projects are related to Cu homeostasis (obviously!).