We have three (!) new PhD positions in our lab in the Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Massey University, Auckland. These are available as part of our recent Marsden Fund […]
We were recently awarded a 3-year $900K grant from the Marsden Fund: The Stuff Memories Are Made Of: How Bacteria Remember and Learn from Environmental Signals. The grant includes three fully funded […]
Congrats to Matthias Kaiser (my former PhD student) and Florian Jug for finally bringing to fruition a project we’ve been working on for five years. It’s been a long time […]
We’ve finally moved our publication on comparing essential gene content in Shigella and E. coli from its preprint form in Biorxiv to its peer reviewed form in BMC Microbiology.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated student with interests in microbiology, evolution, and genomics to work on the evolution of behaviour and memory in natural populations of E. coli. […]
The social security name dataset provides an easy-to-access, easy-to-parse, laptop-compatible dataset. Perhaps for this reason, and because names are so personal, a lot of analyses have been done on it. The […]
After more than a year of anticipation we now have an operational lab! It’s been a long time coming. To prove it’s real we’ve: 1) done a PCR, 2) run […]
We’ve published a new manuscript in Biorxiv using Tn-seq data to quantify how frequently genes change between having essential and non-essential functions in the cell.
Great fit, wrong model? In six years, the number of R packages will exceed one million. Data pulled from the contributed packages on CRAN. post script: I found a considerably more considered post […]
We’re just getting the group started at Massey Auckland, where we’re surrounded by a plethora of groups with similar interests. I’m actively looking for students, so if you’re interested in fundamental […]