Out now on bioRxiv – we looked at how bacteria use slime (EPS) to protect themselves against attacks by bacterial “spearguns” (the type 6 secretion system). Inspired by a video game!
Collective protection against the type VI secretion system in bacteria (preprint)
Thrilled I will be giving an invited talk at the
Focus Meeting Microbiology Society in Manchester (21./22. November 2022). “ Understanding and predicting microbial evolutionary dynamics“
This will be an awesome meeting,
and register here before 30. August 2022! submit your abstracts
Podcast Interview – “Tidbits of Research”
I had an absolute blast talking to Smaranda Sandu about my research, my cats, and life as a scientist.
Check out the episode
Excited to announce that I’ll be giving a plenary talk at FEMS 2022 in Belgrade.
A real dream come true!
I was recently featured in a Podcast Episode of “Microbes and Us”, published by FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies).
You can listen to it
. HERE (LINK)
I am excited and honored to be the recipient of the
. Big thanks to all my collaborators, mentors and friends! 2021 Early Career Microbiologist Award from the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS)
Great news: I have been awarded a
to work on the role of horizontal gene transfer in bacterial warfare at the University of Oxford. Exciting times ahead! BBSRC Discovery Fellowship
Out now: we show that Escherichia coli bacteria undergo mass cell suicide to release toxins during competitions, and that this behavior is restricted to cells that are going to die from the competitor’s attack.
The Evolution of Mass Cell Suicide in Bacterial Warfare (Open Access)
Watch a video summary of the paper:
Out now on bioRxiv: We looked at bacteria that lyse themselves en masse (!) to release toxins & found that they only do that when they’re bound to die anyway. So smart!
The Evolution of Mass Cell Suicide in Bacterial Warfare (preprint)
I presented my work on suicidal warfare in bacteria at the ESEB2019 conference in Turku, Finland.
Click here to watch my presentation on YouTube