Peter Fineran Lab
Our research is currently focused on two broad areas. Firstly, the interactions between bacteriophage and their bacterial hosts (especially phage resistance mechanisms). Secondly, we are investigating gene regulatory systems employed by bacteria.
Congratulations to Matt for his new paper in Microbiology!
Congratulations to Rebecca McKenzie who was awarded a University of Otago Scholarship in Science.
Check out our latest publication in PLOS Genetics on how CRISPR/Cas systems can drastically modify bacterial genomes and influence pathogenicity.
Welcome Koen, who is visiting from the Netherlands as part of his MSc, and to Hannah and Rebecca, who have joined the group for their Honours projects!
Check out CRISPRTarget, a new tool developed in collaboration with Chris Brown, Biochemistry for finding the targets of crRNAs. Recently accepted in RNA Biology
Peter was awarded the Otago School of Medical Sciences Emerging Researcher Award, which reflects all the hard work of everyone in the team! See: Otago Daily Times.