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!
I presented my work on suicidal warfare in bacteria at the ESEB2019 conference in Turku, Finland.
Out now: we reviewed the literature on ecological and evolutionary aspects of bacteria killing each other. With cool figures!
Our new paper now out in ISME!
A cool story on observing bacterial pathogens do their thing in see-through nematodes.
Our new paper is on bioRxiv!
Pathogens competing for worm guts, surprising results, and christmas-colored nematodes – this one’s got it all!
The Natural History Museum in Oxford is hosting an amazing exhibition on bacteria. Featuring a giant inflatable E. coli cell, a browser game on bacterial gladiators & several microscopy images from our group.
Check it out:
This October/November, 21 scientists from all over the world came together to give Twitter lectures on Microbiology, using the hashtag #EUROmicroMOOC. I contributed a lecture on Bacterial Cooperation, one of my favorite topics! These lectures are aimed at a general audience, and it was tons of fun to answer to questions live on Twitter.
Check out my lecture: EUROmicroMOOC- Bacterial Cooperation
Had a blast at the ISME17 conference in Leipzig (Germany) and came back wowed and inspired by all the amazing science!
Our new paper in ISME – now available online!
“Low spatial structure and selection against secreted virulence factors attenuates pathogenicity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa”