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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.

Mon 17 Jan 2022, 11:26 | Tags: publication

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.

The YES21 competition is a scheme for early career researchers to increase their awareness of research commercialisation. There are different streams of the competition and Jessica's group, consisting of four students/researchers from Universities of Birmingham, Nottingham, and Keele, are participating in the Plant, Microbial and Environment stream which also featured a three-day workshop form Syngenta.
The team's business concept, called RoboCrop, is a remote drone sensing operation that would allow early detection of pest and pathogen outbreaks using three different sensors (e-nose, IR and chlorophyll fluorescence). This would reduce pesticide inputs into fields, limiting environmental impacts and reducing costs for farmers.
The team will present at the final, which will take place on 21st January 2022, with a chance to win a share of the £15k prize fund.
Mon 17 Jan 2022, 11:01 | Tags: Entrepreneurship, award

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.

Mon 13 Dec 2021, 11:33 | Tags: Outreach, Teaching

Alex Baker published papers

Final year Warwick Chemistry student Alex Baker has recently published 3 papers, as follows:

COVID 19 detection device

All glycan lateral flow device

Protein-free lateral flow device

Mon 13 Dec 2021, 11:28 | Tags: publication

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.

Mon 13 Dec 2021, 11:26 | Tags: publication

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.

Tue 07 Dec 2021, 14:38 | Tags: publication

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

Thu 11 Nov 2021, 14:22 | Tags: publication

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
Thu 11 Nov 2021, 14:15 | Tags: award

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.

Thu 11 Nov 2021, 14:07 | Tags: publication

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

Thu 11 Nov 2021, 14:03 | Tags: publication

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

Thu 11 Nov 2021, 14:00 | Tags: publication

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.

Thu 16 Sep 2021, 12:29 | Tags: Outreach

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.

Thu 12 Aug 2021, 15:28 | Tags: award

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:

Thu 12 Aug 2021, 15:21 | Tags: publication

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.

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,

Thu 12 Aug 2021, 15:18 | Tags: publication

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