Congratulations to Ali who successfully defended his PhD yesterday (6th July).
Dr Ali Sayqal’s PhD is on metabolomics for investigating drug and solvent stress on environmental bacteria. In particular Pseudomonas putida which included knockout in several important efflux pumps.
Read about his work here:
Sayqal, A., Xu, Y., Trivedi, D.K., AlMasoud, N., Ellis, D.I., Rattray, N.J.W. & Goodacre, R. (2016) Metabolomics analysis reveals the participation of efflux pumps and ornithine in the response of Pseudomonas putida DOT-T1E cells to challenge with propranolol. PLoS ONE 11: e0156509.
Sayqal, A., Xu, Y., Trivedi, D.K., AlMasoud, N., Ellis, D.I., Muhamadali, H., Rattray, N.J.W., Webb, C. & Goodacre, R. (2016) Metabolic analysis of the response of Pseudomonas putida DOT-T1E strains to toluene using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography mass spectrometry. Metabolomics 12: 112.
Sayqal, A., Xu, Y., Trivedi, D., AlMasoud, N., Ellis, D.I. & Goodacre, R. (2016) Metabolic fingerprinting of Pseudomonas putida DOT-T1E strains: understanding the influence of divalent cations in adaptation mechanisms following exposure to toluene. Metabolites 6, 14.
Many thanks to Ali’s examiners Dr John Crosby (University of Bristol) and Prof Jon Lloyd.
Roy is delighted to announce that at last week's Metabolomics Society meeting in Dublin he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Metabolomics Society. The award says that this is:
"In recognition of your pioneering work in establishing the Metabolomics Society (Director 2005-2015) and establishment of the journal Metabolomics (2005) as the premier journal in the field. Your sustained record of academic contributions and service as a goodwill ambassador for the area of metabolomics has materially advanced the role of metabolomics in the scientific community.”
Many thanks to the Metabolomics Society I am honoured to receive this prestigious award.
And also many thanks to @CraigWheelock for the picture below:
Well done Jo! who successfully defending her PhD on Friday 6 May.
Dr Joanne Denbigh's PhD is on metabolomics for investigating cancer dual drug therapy in cell line models and her primary supervisor is Dr Nick Lockyer.
Many thanks to her examiners Prof Fiona Lyng (Dublin Institute of Technology) and Prof Andrew Doig.
Here's a nice photo of Jo with her examination team!
Congratulations to Ali Sayqal on the first research paper from his PhD being published in the open access journal Metabolites.
Congratulation to Najla for successfully defending her PhD on Friday 22 April.
Dr Najla Almasoud's PhD is entitled ‘Rapid classification and differentiation of bacteria by analytical techniques’
Many thanks to her examiners Dr Raman Vaidyanathan (Sheffield) and Prof Sabine Flitch.
Some tweets on her success – A Very Happy Najla – Congratulations Cake – Other Goodies – Supervisor's reaction
Congratulations to both Mekhala (Spencer) and Claire (Pickering) from our group who both won prizes at the Royal Society of Chemistry twitter poster day sponsored by the RSC journals Analyst, JAAS and Analytical Methods.
Mekhala is working on a BBSRC BRIC PhD entitled “The development of Raman spectroscopy for the monitoring of industrial bioprocesses” with PALL Corporation as the biopharmaceutical industrial partners.
Claire is studying “Rapid Identification of Surface Deposited Bacterial Biological Warfare Simulants using Vibrational Spectroscopy” for her PhD. This is sponsored by DSTL National PhD Scheme, and she is based up in Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry University of Strathclyde with her primary supervisor being Dr Matt Baker.
For more on this twitter poster conference:
Chemistry World has featured our paper entitled “Meat, the metabolites: an integrated metabolite profiling and lipidomics approach for the detection of the adulteration of beef with pork” which has just been published in Analyst. The paper published today with an artistic front cover, touches a very important issue in food safety – adulteration of beef with pork. A panel of these differential metabolites identified, may act as food resilience biomarkers allowing for early intervention and corrective regulatory action within food supply chain, following further validations.
For more details:
Trivedi DK, Hollywood KA, Rattray NJW, Ward H, Trivedi DK, Greenwood J, Ellis DI and Goodacre R (2016), Meat, the metabolites: an integrated metabolite profiling and lipidomics approach for the detection of the adulteration of beef with pork. Analyst 141, 2155-2164. DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00108D