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 […]
I’ll be starting a new position in March 2015 as a Senior Lecturer at Massey University in Auckland. My wife, Nikki Freed, will also start as a Lecturer there. While not […]
There was a short write-up of our recent paper on the predictability of evolution, and it was one of the 50 most-downloaded articles in PNAS for February!