Karrera’s editorial for the Microbiology Society’s Metals in Microbiology article collection is now on-line! This editorial, co-authored by Dr Jen Cavet (University of Manchester), is part of the Society’s 75th Anniversary, and it highlights recent metallo-articles published by the Society’s flagship journal, Microbiology.
Congratulations to PhD student Sam Firth for being awarded travel grants from Durham University Biophysical Sciences Institute and from the Microbiology Society to attend the 2022 International Copper Meeting in Sorrento, Italy!
Many congratulations to Jin Hong (MScR) and Lotte O’Hern (MSci) on their university graduations! Lotte was also awarded the Natural Sciences MSci Outstanding Achievement Award for graduating top of her cohort.
Last Thursday, Karrera presented the group’s work on salivary metal-binding peptides at FASEB Conference for Trace Elements in Biology and Medicine in Asheville, NC, USA. We are very grateful for financial support from the Department of Biosciences, which made the trip possible. Now it’s time recover from travel exhaustion and jetlag…
This afternoon Atreyee Mishra, a co-supervised final-year PhD student in the Walton Lab, presented her work on small Cu carriers with antibacterial and anticancer properties at the Department of Chemistry Postgraduate Gala Symposium. Well done, Atreyee!
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.