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Holly Shropshire first author publication
Final year Warwick student Holly is named first author on a recent published paper based on her PhD research: https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1462-2920.15451
Chris Fanitios published paper
2nd year Warwick student Chris published a paper as a result of his mini-project looking at single-cell analysis of a new promoter system for recombinant protein production in E. coli, in collaboration with Doug Browning and Steve Busby (University of Birmingham). https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1871678421000583
Joanna Chustecki first author paper
Final year Birmingham MIBTP student Joanna has published her first first author paper looking at mitochondrial dynamics in plants, and using social networks to gain insight why these organelles move the way they do:
Published paper Christian Moller-Olsen
Christian, a final year student on the MIBTP programme, based at Warwick, has published a new paper based on his PhD research:
Matt Jones publications
Matt Jones, MIBTP Warwick 3rd year student has published two published papers as a result of his PhD research:
A (co)first author review on biases in RNA sequencing:
And the peer reviewed version of a preprint that was on the news page (2 years ago!)
Sabeeha Malek published papers
Sabeeha Malek, MIBTP Warwick 2019 student, has had two papers published as a result of her PhD research:
The first was a collaboration with external academics, and reviewed the Beighton Score and looked at its appropriateness for the diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS).
“The Beighton Score as a measure of generalised joint hypermobility” https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00296-021-04832-4
The second was an extension of Sabeeha's 2nd mini-project with her supervisor Dr Darius Köster. This review led to the identification of a potential diagnostic biomarker for EDS.
“The Role of Cell Adhesion and Cytoskeleton Dynamics in the Pathogenesis of the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders” https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcell.2021.649082/full
Both papers were really well received and gained a lot of attention on social media. They are now in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric!
Millie Preece PIPS impact
Harper Adams MIBTP2020 student Camilla Preece helped to write a how to guide for the International Journal of Dairy Technology while on PIPS with the Society of Dairy Technology – it has now been published to Wiley:
Chris Harding first author
Birmingham MIBTP2 student Chris Harding, who graduated in 2018 has recently been named as first author on a paper as a result of his PhD research.
The paper can be viewed here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-21528-2
Holly Shropshire 2nd author publication
Holly Shropshire, 2017 Warwick MIBTP students, is named 2nd author on a recent paper entitled: Phosphorus stress induces the synthesis of novel glycolipids in Pseudomonas aeruginosa that confer protection against a last-resort antibiotic. You can view the paper here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41396-021-01008-7
Dr Harun Rashid publications and more
Dr Harun Rashid is a graduate of the very first MIBTP cohort at Warwick, graduating with his PhD in 2016.
As well as publishing the following papers as a result of his PhD research, he was also recently selected and awarded the Prestigious Fulbright Visiting Scholarship 2021-2022 for Postdoctoral Study in the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
1. Rashid, M.H.A., Cheng, W. and Thomas, B. 2019. Temporal and Spatial Expression of Arabidopsis Gene Homologs Control Daylength Adaptation and Bulb Formation in Onion (Allium cepa L.). Scientific Reports, 9: 14629. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-51262-1
2. Rashid, M.H.A. and Thomas, B. 2019. Diurnal Expression of Arabidopsis Gene Homologs during Daylength-Regulated Bulb Formation in Onion (Allium cepa L.). Scientia Horticulturae, 261: 108946. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2019.108946
Publication for Niamh Harrington and lyas Alav
MIBTP students Niamh Harrington and lyas Alav have published an open access protocol for testing susceptibility of Pseudomonas Staphylococcus biofilm to antibiotics in a model of Cystic Fibrosis with Dr Esther Sweeney, John Moat and Dr Freya Harrison in the JoVE journal. Read the paper.
Ilyas Alav publications
Birmingham final year student Ilyas Alav has had a number of publications as a result of research relating to his PhD. These can be viewed on the following webpages:
Hadyn Parker best presentation
Final year Warwick student, Hadyn Parker, attended the Acid Fast Club Winter 2021 meeting on 8th January. The conference consisted of predominantly UK based Tuberculosis researchers and experts, of which approximately 140 people were in attendance. His abstract on ‘Asymmetric trehalose analogues to probe disaccharide processing pathways in mycobacteria’ had been selected for a talk and he presented a 20 minute presentation (Via Zoom). Hadyn's talk was voted by members as being the best early career presentation of the conference.
Gabrielle Christie published paper
Birmingham 3rd year MIBTP student Gabrielle Christie (and her lab group) has published a paper, in the journal Virulence entitled, Antimicrobial resistance and gene regulation in Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli from Egyptian children with diarrhoea: Similarities and differences. This is Gabrielle's second publication during her PhD.
Jake Carter 'Covid results in 5mins'
Birmingham final year MIBTP Jake Carter is one of the scientists behind the development of the worlds fastest covid test, delivering results in just 5 minutes.
The development, hailed as a world first, could be the breakthrough to help get more people safely back to work and play, and control outbreaks more effectively.
Jake's supervisor, Professor Tim Dafforn, praised Jake for leading the breakthrough by working 'incredible hours' through the pandemic.
Prof Dafforn added: "He said he wanted to make a difference, and create a Covid assay, he went into the lab on his own and, though we provided the intellectual support, he has been incredible. He drew on his family to help him, with the data analysis by his dad, who runs an IT firm.
"He completely went into this with his whole heart and deserves every praise. We are the professors behind it but he has put in incredible hours."
The test is on course to be fully tested and ready by Easter.