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GARC: A Grammar for Antimicrobial Resistance Catalogues

During the CRyPTIC project it has become obvious that we need a grammar to describe genetic changes that is readable by both human and code and avoids confusion but also allows for the rather sophisticated rules that are currently being developed. For example, in the supplement of the recent publication of the now-quite extensive genetic resistance […]

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So… I’m a University Research Lecturer

Very pleased to hear I’ve been conferred the title of Senior Research Lecturer here at Oxford. Applied five years ago and didn’t get it, so I guess perseverance does pay off!

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Going tubeless

Bit off top-topic, but without my bikes it would be a whole lot harder to get to the John Radcliffe hospital. Decided to bite the bullet and try going tubeless, especially after I realised my Shimano Ultra 6800 wheelset was “tubeless ready” (the inside of the rim is completely smooth with the ends of the […]

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Shimano Ultegra 6800 Wheelset: an evidence-based review

Earlier this year I bought some new wheels for my commuting bike. They certainly felt like they made it faster, but did they? Since I record all my rides on Strava and go the same route between Witney and Oxford everyday I have a good dataset. In theory, changing the wheels was the major difference […]

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I’ve moved…

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 […]

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Dr Firdaus Samsudin

Congratulations to Firdaus Samsudin who successfully defended his DPhil thesis on Tuesday 10 November 2015. His thesis is titled “Improving Oral Drug Delivery: Computational Studies of Proton Dependent Oligopeptide Transporters”. He has been published one paper and another has been accepted.

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Goodbye Hans Krebs Tower

When I first started in Oxford our lab was based on the top floor of the Hans Krebs tower. Since 2008 we have been in the imaginatively named “New Biochemistry Building” which is actually only half a building, but that is another story. To make room for the other half, the Hans Krebs Tower is […]