June 2015: Kayla received a grant from the Leverhulme Trust to study adaptive evolution of protective microbes in our C. elegans system. Woo hoo!
June 2015: Congratulations to Charlotte on her PhD paper with Gerrit Joop in BMC Evol Biol: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/15/112
June 2015: Back from maternity leave.
Nov 2014: Baby arrived!
Sept 2014: Charlotte has joined the lab as an OUP John Fell post-doc. She will be exploring the coevolutionary processes underlying microbial protection against parasites. Welcome, Charlotte.
July 2014: Alex has a new first-author paper out in PNAS on ‘Contrasted coevolutionary dynamics between a bacterial pathogen and its bacteriophages’ from his MSc project with Michael Hochberg. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/07/11/1406763111.abstract
Check out his interview with Oxford Science Blog: http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/science-blog/land-bacteria-eaters
July 2014: Jack (2nd year undergrad) has joined the lab for the summer to determine if sexual and asexual planarians deal with bacterial infection differently – collaboration with Aziz Aboobaker’s group. Welcome, Jack.
May 2014: Helen received a 3-year Exhibition 1851 Fellowship to work on parasite virulence evolution in structured host populations using C. elegans. She will be working with us and with Frank Jiggins’ group in Cambridge. Welcome, Helen.
May 2014: Hannah joined the lab for her final year project to investigate the role of host genotype in mediating the outcome of coinfections. Welcome, Hannah.
April 2014: Paper with old Lively labmates out in Biology Letters on parasites and promiscuity: http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/10/4/20131091.full
Jan 2014: Alex joined the group as a DTP PhD student to investigate the mechanisms underlying the evolution of host microbial protection. Welcome, Alex.
Jan 2014: Crystal is visiting the lab from the University of Toronto to explore the effect of age-structure in host populations on pathogen virulence evolution. Welcome, Crystal.
Sept 2013: Suzie co-authored a paper in Nature Reviews Microbiology with Prof. Martin Maiden – http://www.nature.com/nrmicro/journal/v11/n10/abs/nrmicro3093.html? – from her honours project.
Sept 2013: The King Lab is up and running at the University of Oxford!