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I received the exciting news last week that I have been awarded a Laureate Research Fellowship from the Australian Research Council. I flew to Adelaide on Friday for the Awards Ceremony, which was held at St Peter's College in Adelaide. This was an impressive venue, looking like it had been teleported through time from the 19th century. I also learnt that St Peter's has more Nobel Prize winning graduates (3) than any secondary school outside of New York.I'm now the proud owner of an […]
Earlier this year, I blogged about metrics for measuring scientific output such as a H-index, AltMetric, etc. I just came across an entertaining little paper in Genome Biology by Neil Hall about a new metric- The Kardashian Index. Neil was wondering whether there are scientists who are like Kim Kardashian- famous for being famous. Or more specifically, whether there were scientists who are famous for their twitter feeds or blogs, but have not produced much in terms of published research papers […]
Some of you may recall we received MinION sequencing devices from Oxford Nanopore as beta testers. It's taken a while, but Mike Gillings now has them up and running. Whether they can actually generate useful data is still something we're working out, but in the meantime here are some action photos.The MinION is the USB device plugged into the laptopEach dot on the screen represents a protein nanopore through which a DNA molecule is moving and being sequenced. The different colour of the dots […]
The Paulsen lab went on an outing Friday night to the University bar to farewell Daniel Farrugia. Daniel has just submitted his PhD thesis on genomic analyses of the opportunistic pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii, where he was investigating what is different between strains from hospital-acquired infections, community-acquired infections, and environmental isolates. Daniel has published papers in PLoS One and The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy; another paper about to be submitted to […]
In addition to the Synthetic Biology/Bioinformatic Faculty positions we just advertised, we also have a new faculty position available in Microbiology at Macquarie University. This would be a level B appointment (roughly equivalent to a new Assistant Professor in the USA). Again, applications close on Sunday 31 August 2014, 11:55pm.
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