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I am generally not known for being a morning person. So it was a bit of a shock to my system, when I had to get up at 4 am in Melbourne last week in order to get the first flight in the morning back to Sydney, and then a taxi straight to the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS). Fortunately, there were no flight delays, so I was able to make it in time to give a keynote talk at the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany (ASPAB). First time I've […]
The Paulsen lab group went out today for an early Christmas lunch today. There's a new bowling alley and laser tag skirmish place opening at the Macquarie Shipping Centre, where we had hoped to go for our Christmas outing, but unfortunately its not open yet. So, it was burgers instead for Christmas this year!Nothing says Christmas like burgers!
One reason I am running behind on my blog is that the last couple of weeks have been a frenzy of travel and talks. This included attending the Monash Microbiology Department 50th anniversary function, otherwise known as Monash Bugs R50 for the twitter literate. This event was held at Deakin Edge at Federation Square in Melbourne, a cool venue with funky modern architecture. There were four talks given by former Monash graduates, including myself, and several talks from current Monash faculty […]
I'm massively behind on stuff I want to blog about, but hopefully I can catch up in the next few days. Today though, we are hosting a visit from Professor Eitan Bibi from the Weizmann Institute in Israel. Eitan is giving a seminar on his research on multidrug efflux pumps entitled "Tricky relationships between the multidrug transporter MdfA and divalent cationic drugs" in F7B322 at 12.00 pm.I've long had an interest in multidrug efflux pumps- proteins that sit in the membrane and make bacteria […]
At the beginning of November, I attended the international sponge conference in Fremantle, Australia. My main research so far, in the UK and Australia, has been concentrated on the ecological and genomic adaptation of marine photosynthetic microbes to their environmental niche. I have only fairly recently started my foray into sponge related science. Sponges (porifera) are very interesting animals which are believed to have been some of the first evolved multicellular eukaryotes. They are […]
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