The paper describing our bioinformatics tool FlaGs (Flanking Genes) is on BioRxiv!

FlaGs is a Python application for analysing conservation of gene neighbourhoods, and creating publication-quality figures. I’m very proud of my PhD student Chayan Kumar Saha for his heroic effort making this tool! Well done Chayan! The paper is here: And the tool itself is here: Some example output:

Atkinson lab paper in Nucleic Acids Research

Very excited to say that our paper “Antibiotic resistance ABCF proteins reset the peptidyl transferase centre of the ribosome to counter translational arrest” is now published in Nucleic Acids Research! Here’s the link! A big well done and thank you to post-docs Marje Kasari and Victoriia Murina for all their hard work!    

RelQ paper in PNAS!

Our PNAS paper on the small alarmone synthetase RelQ is out! Negative allosteric regulation of Enterococcus faecalis small alarmone synthetase RelQ by single-stranded RNA. Beljantseva J, Kudrin P, Andresen L, Shingler V, Atkinson GC, Tenson T, Hauryliuk V. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Mar 20. pii: 201617868. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1617868114.