Highlights from 2019 – a busy year for the Hall lab!
I am happy to announce that my first-authored original research article was published at the end of 2017 in Frontiers in Microbiology entitled: Probing genomic aspects of the multi-host pathogen Clostridium perfringens reveals significant pangenome diversity, and a diverse array of virulence factors.
In this publication, we have optimised a protocol for profiling the microbes present in faecal samples from preterm infants using DNA sequencing via an approach called 16S rRNA gene meta-taxonomic profiling.
We have recently published a journal article in Genome Biology and Evolution that describes 5 novel Clostridium bacterial strains that we isolated as part of a wider Hall Lab study, examining the microbiota of preterm infants (BAMBI).
On 22nd July, Shab attended the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) 2017 organized by the Open Bioinformatics Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting the practice and philosophy of open source software development and open science within the biological research community, held in Prague.
After a quick road trip, all members of the Hall Lab arrived at Thetford Forest for a cordial lunch before embarking on climbing, swinging and crawling their way through the high rope obstacle courses at Go Ape.
Visiting PhD Lauren Carruthers – During summer 2017 I had the opportunity to visit the Hall Lab, based at the Quadram Institute in Norwich, to learn microbiome techniques to apply during my PhD in the Lamberton Lab at the University of Glasgow.
In the middle of July, Cristina and Lindsay attended the FEMS Microbiology Conference in Valencia. See what Cristina thought and the the sessions she enjoyed!
Welcome to our brand new website! The Hall Lab are pleased to announce the launch of our website.