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Science paper reveals pathway of Vivax malaria infection

Posted on: 8 March 2018

Associate Professor Bruce Russell is a co-author of a paper recently published in the Journal Science that identifies a critical pathway for Vivax malaria infection, providing insight that may be useful for future vaccine development.

Former student Max Wilkinson presents his Cambridge PhD research

Posted on: 7 March 2018

Max Wilkinson, an accomplished former BSc(Hons) student of the department, returned recently to present his PhD research from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge University.

Anti-viral mechanisms can both enhance and prevent gene transfer in bacteria

Posted on: 20 February 2018

A recent study from the Fineran Lab has shown that bacterial immune systems can increase the transduction of bacterial genetic material, such as the genes associated with antibiotic resistance. The findings have been published in the latest issue of mBio, a premier journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

Three academic staff member receive promotions

Posted on: 20 February 2018

Congratulations to the three staff members to receive academic promotions effective from the beginning of the 2018 academic year.