Postdoc fellow appointed to tackle antibiotic resistance

Dr Enea Sancho-Vaello was recently  appointed as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr Jessica Blair,  Institute of Microbiology and Infection. To mark World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019, Enea talked us through her background and aspirations for the future of antibiotic resistance research. What’s your background? I consider myself to be a … Continue reading “Postdoc fellow appointed to tackle antibiotic resistance”

World Antibiotic Awareness Week – experts to gather in Kenya

Bacterial infections cause at least 20% of all deaths worldwide. That’s a startling figure, and it’s particularly problematic in low and middle income countries (LMICs) where five million people lose their lives to bacterial infections each year. Now, funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is enabling experts in bacterial vaccination developments to convene … Continue reading “World Antibiotic Awareness Week – experts to gather in Kenya”

A Day in The Life of… Dr Jon Hazeldine

A new initiative at the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre is to give people an insight in to what different members of our team do on a day-to-day basis. It’s the centre’s hope that with this people can feel that bit closer to the research process and understand how so many different people … Continue reading “A Day in The Life of… Dr Jon Hazeldine”

What’s eating your T cells?

What’s eating your regulatory T cells? Your liver! Understanding immune cell interactions with liver cells is critical to design effective therapies for chronic liver diseases, which can lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis, and end-stage liver diseases requiring a transplant.  A new study, published in Cell Reports, has uncovered the phenomenon of enclysis – where liver cells … Continue reading “What’s eating your T cells?”