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Philip Fowler joins Reuben College as a Fellow

Very pleased to announce that I’ve been elected an Official Fellow at ¬†Reuben College. The college was established in May 2019 and looks after graduate students; it has a particular emphasis on diversity and inclusivity. Reflecting the reality of many graduate students in Oxford, it is interdisciplinary in nature which I love and suits me […]

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New preprint: compensatory mutations are associated with increased growth in resistant samples of M. tuberculosis.

In this preprint, Viki Brunner shows how, using the large CRyPTIC dataset, she can recapitulate the result that susceptible M. tuberculosis samples grow faster than samples that are resistant to rifampicin (and do not have any mutation that could compensate for that effect). Using the Fisher’s exact test, she is able to confidently identify 51 […]

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DPhil in Computational Discovery

I have a project advertised as part of the DPhil in Computational Discovery programme at the University of Oxford to start in October 2023. This programme is jointly run with IBM and benefits from their applied research in machine learning and other shared areas of interest. The project (Project 6) aims to develop graph-based convolutional […]

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Congratulations Dr Brankin!

Alice successfully defended her thesis “Predicting Fluoroquinolone Resistance in¬†Mycobacterium tuberculosis” yesterday. Her examiners were Professor Philip Biggin and Dr Esther Robinson. Much of Alice’s research was done during various SARS-CoV-2 lockdowns and I doubt she thought at the start she’d be using Microsoft Teams so much. Despite this she has produced some excellent research and […]

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Philip Fowler appointed as Associate Professor

More good news for the group! Philip was awarded an Associate Professorship by the Nuffield Department of Medicine along with two other researchers.

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Viki Brunner wins poster prize

The whole group attended the first INEOS Oxford Institute meeting on Multidisciplinary Approaches to AMR on Tuesday 22 November 2022. Great to hear how different research groups around Oxford (and elsewhere) are helping to tackle AMR. Best of all though, Viki Brunner won one of the poster prizes for her poster on Compensatory mutations in […]