Now settled in Lund
After a busy summer the main part of the Atkinson and Hauryliuk labs are settled in the Department of Experimental Medical Science (EMV), Lund University. We will miss Umeå, but we’re excited for the fun science ahead in Lund! We still have Umeå connections, with a new post-doc Bhanu Chouhan recently starting in Umeå to…
We have been awarded a Wallenberg project grant!
Big thanks to the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for funding our research on toxin-antitoxin systems for 5 years! https://kaw.wallenberg.org/en/press/total-sek-541-million-granted-18-research-projects-sweden?fbclid=IwAR2bqEsQutcVyqpVmGsUDKZaZ8HLhCtg7wF9AEocCkggtU9SVfVJeTazsio
FlaGs paper accepted to Bioinformatics!
Happy to report that the paper reporting our tools FlaGs and WebFlaGs will soon be published. Give them a try here: http://webflags.se/
New preprint! Structural basis for bacterial ribosome quality control
This was a really fun collaboration with the Wilson and Hauryliuk labs. Ribosomal protein synthesis without the small subunit, classical translation factors or even mRNA! Fun things happen during ribosome quality control
Nature Reviews Microbiology paper out
Target protection as a key antibiotic resistance mechanism https://www.nature.com/articles/s41579-020-0386-z
ToxSAS paper accepted to PNAS!
hope to share final version soon!
INTEGRATED STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY (ISB) POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM PROJECT SUMMARY: Bacterial toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems have diverse functions, including defence against phages and maintenance of genetic elements. The lab of Gemma C. Atkinson has discovered a large network of promiscuous toxin-antitoxin domain pairs that swap partners across vast evolutionary distances. These novel TAs are being characterised microbiologically and…
Preprint out on characterisation of the yeast translation factor New1
Check it out on BioRxiv! A role for the Saccharomyces cerevisiae ABCF protein New1 during translation termination https://doi.org/10.1101/638064 This was another fun collaboration with the Hauryliuk and Wilson labs
Our ToxSAS toxin-antitoxin paper is on BioRxiv
Read all about our exciting discovery of a new toxin-antitoxin system here! https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/575399v2