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Glen Guyver-Fletcher published paper
Final year Warwick student Glen has published a paper in the journal, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. The paper is entitled A model exploration of carrier and movement transmission as potential explanatory causes for the persistence of foot-and-mouth disease in endemic region and can be viewed online now.
Jessica Chadwick YES finalist
Second year Birmingham CASE student Jessica Chadwick is part of a team who has made the final of this year's YES competition.
Alex Baker outreach and public engagement
Final year Warwick iCASE student Alex has been accepted as a participant, with hopes of delivering a presentation, at the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS 2022), which takes place 17-21 January 2022.
He is also an invited speaker for The Training Partnership on their A-level Chemistry on action days in Manchester, Warwick and London to ~1500 A-level students.
Alex Baker published papers
Final year Warwick Chemistry student Alex Baker has recently published 3 papers, as follows:
COVID 19 detection device https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acssensors.1c01470
All glycan lateral flow device https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adhm.202101784
Protein-free lateral flow device https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acspolymersau.1c00032
Emily Skates published paper
Warwick final year student, Emily Skates, has published a paper, entitled Thioflavin T indicates membrane potential in mammalian cells and can affect it in a blue light dependent manner.
Huba Marton first author paper
2019 Warwick CASE student Huba Marton has had his first (first author) paper published. The paper, entitled Polymer-Mediated Cryopreservation of Bacteriophage, was published by ACS Publications.
Niamh Eastwood first first-author paper
Third year Birmingham student Niamh Eastwood has published her first first-author paper. The paper, entitled "The Time Machine framework: monitoring and prediction of biodiversity loss', proposes the use of AI to forecast biodiversity change and can be viewed here https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2021.09.008
MIBTP students win at student symposium
MIBTP students across the cohorts at Warwick, won prizes at this year's School of Life Sciences student symposium. The MIBTP winners were:
Best Seminar Presentation in memory of Xue Jiang
- Holly Shropshire
Following top 5 Posters (in no order)
- Matt Harwood
- Anjana Radhakrishnan
- Beth Richmond
- Jenny Littler
- Helen Wilkinson
Top 5 Seminar Presentations (in no order)
- Niamh Harrington
- Jeff Cheng
- Rohini Ajaykumar
Dr Robyn Wright Guardian interview
Dr Robyn Wright, a former MIBTP Warwick student was recently interviewed for an article in The Guardian. Entitled ‘Welcome to the plastisphere: the synthetic ecosystem evolving at sea; the article describes a new ecosystem of free flowing organisms inhabiting microplastics. The article also highlights Robyn’s latest publication in Microbiome on the analysis of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) degradation by marine bacteria.
Ilyas Alav first-author publication
Final year Birmingham MIBTP student Ilyas Alav is named first-author on a paper published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: Interchangeability of periplasmic adaptor proteins AcrA and AcrE in forming functional efflux pumps with AcrD in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium
Jake Carter published paper
Final year MIBTP Birmingham graduate Jake Carter is first author on a publication in PNAS entitled: Ultrarapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA using a reverse transcription-free exponential amplification reaction, RTF-EXPAR
MIBTP students helping the covid effort
Over the summer, four of our PhD students began their three-month placements at the Rosalind Franklin Laboratory (the ‘Megalab’ in Leamington Spa), as part of its new pilot scheme to support the prestigious Midlands Integrative Bioscience Training Partnership (MIBTP).
The Rosalind Franklin Laboratory processes thousands of COVID-19 tests a day and, once genomic sequencing has been rolled out, will play an indispensable role in responding to new variants of concern. If the laboratory’s PhD pilot is successful, it will be offered to all five universities in the MIBTP.
See the Warwick Community Engagement webpage for further information.
Marisa Di Monaco award
Recent MIBTP Warwick graduate Dr Marisa Di Monaco has won the SEM Faculty Thesis Prize for her thesis 'Molecular mechanisms and transcriptional regulation of autophagy in Drosophila'. Marisa was supervised by Professor Ioannis Nezis and Dr Alex Jones.
Ilyas Alav published paper
Final year Birmingham student Ilyas was named first author of a very comprehensive review on tripartite efflux pumps and type 1 secretion systems, published in Chemical Reviews at the end of April: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00055
Harun Rashid published papers
Dr Harun Rashid, a member of the first MIBTP cohort, has recently published two further papers as a result of his research:
1. Cheng, W., Rashid, H.A., Stark, R. and Thomas, B. 2021. The role of organ – and daylength - specific gene expression and resource management in onion (Allium cepa L.). Scientia Horticulturae, 286: 110223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2021.110223
2. Cheng, W., Rashid, M.H.A. and Thomas, B. 2021. Changes in the expression of photoperiodic bulbing genes in response to increasing daylength in long-day and short-day onion varieties. The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology,https://doi.org/10.1080/14620316.2021.1928556