Post-doc opportunity

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…

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: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/07/04/362095 And the tool itself is here: https://github.com/GCA-VH-lab/FlaGs 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!