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Bacterial jousting among squid symbionts
March 10, 2023
Dr Kirsten Guckes takes us behind the scenes of her and her colleague Dr Tim I. Miyashiro's latest publication in Microboiology, 'The type-VI secretion system of the beneficial symbiont Vibrio fischeri'.
Behind the bacterial spore research
March 2, 2023
Dr Andrea Corona takes us behind the scenes of her latest publication "Multiple roads lead to Rome: unique morphology and chemistry of endospores, exospores, myxospores, cysts and akinetes in bacteria" published in Microbiology.
In pursuit of alien genes in bacteria
March 1, 2023
Rajeev Azad takes us behind the research and his recently published paper latest paper "Leveraging comparative genomics to uncover alien genes in bacterial genomes" in Microbial Genomics.
Chasing our antibiotic tails: resistant staphylococci are charging ahead
February 14, 2023
Domenico Santoro takes us behind the scenes of his and his colleage, Michaela Burke's research 'Prevalence of multidrug-resistant coagulase-positive staphylococci in canine and feline dermatological patients over a 10-year period: a retrospective study' published in Microbiology.
How should public health authorities use pathogen genomics in practice?
February 6, 2023
Dr Declan Bradley takes us behind the scenes of his latest research 'How public health authorities can use pathogen genomics in health protection practice: a consensus-building Delphi study conducted in the United Kingdom' published in Microbial Genomics.
From the first detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans, genomics was central to defining and understanding the threat posed by this emerging infectious disease. Pathogen genomics services grew to operate at a scale that was orders of magnitude greater than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Health protection services in public health authorities are responsible for surveillance and prevention of communicable diseases.
Behind the research: MeRRCI (Metagenome, metaResistome, metaReplicome for Causal Inferencing)
December 20, 2022
PhD candidate Vitalii Stebliankin goes behind the scenes of his latest research, 'A novel approach for combining the metagenome, metaresistome, metareplicome and causal inference to determine the microbes and their antibiotic resistance gene repertoire that contribute to dysbiosis' in Microbial Genomics, which introduces a novel approach to determine the microbes and their antibiotic resistance gene repertoire that contribute to dysbiosis.
How many bacterial pathogens are there?
December 9, 2022
A recent publication, 'A comprehensive list of bacterial pathogens infecting humans' in Microbiology provides a comprehensive list of every bacterial pathogen that infects humans. One of the authors, Dr Michiel Vos, takes us behind the paper and how he hopes the list can assist other microbiologists.
One C. psittaci clone to rule them all?
October 24, 2022
Upon the publication of her team's latest paper in Microbial Genomics, Dr Martina Jelocnik gives a behind-the-scenes look at the work of the University of the Sunshine Coast's Chlamydians team, keeping track of veterinary chlamydial infections.