Zooniverse have finished beta-testing my BashTheBug citizen science project. To verify that the task is easy to do and the tutorial and help text understandable, the first version of the project was sent to a number of experienced Zooniverse beta-testers. Over a period of two weeks, 672 volunteers made 34,791 classifications which is, on average, […]
A group of us from Modernising Medical Microbiology went to the Science Museum in London to take part in one of their “Lates” events. I took BashTheBug for its first public outing prior to launch earlier next month. Head over to the BashTheBug.net website to find out more.
It looks innocuous sitting on the desk, an Oxford Nanopore MinION, but it can produce a huge data of data from a single sequencing run. Since the nanowire works by inferring which base is in the pore by how much it reduces the flow of ions (and hence current) through the pore, the raw data […]
A bit over a week ago I helped run the Modernising Medical Microbiology stall at the Cheltenham Science Festival. This was my first time helping explain about antibiotic resistance to, well, anyone and everyone. As I come from a molecular background and we didn’t have any information about protein structure, I thought I’d put together […]
Today is my first day as a Senior Researcher in Modernising Medical Microbiology in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. Practically I’ll be based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the SBCB Unit at the Department of Biochemistry for ten years, working with Professor […]