October 2019: Emzo de Los Santos visits the Duncan lab
Dr Emzo de Los Santos, an independent research fellow at the University of Warwick visited the Duncan lab for a week from the 1st-4th October. As part of his visit, Emzo gave a research seminar and led a bioinformatics genome mining workshop (pictured), in addition to having research discussions with all members of the Duncan group, collaborators and members of the microbiology group at Strathclyde.
September 2019: Ally was selected as one of 10 UK participants (one of five early career researchers) to attend the 1st Sino-British forum on Algal Biotechnology in Wuhan, China.
September 2019: Laia was selected for a talk at Glasgow Microbiology Collective
The second annual Glasgow Microbiology Collective took place on the 5th & 6th November at Glasgow University, Kate and PhD students Jonathan, Ally and Laia attended. Laia was selected for a talk! This was the second oral presentation Laia has done (both in her 1st year of her PhD). Ally chaired the first session of day 1 of the conference.
August 2018: We all took a holiday
July 2018: PhD student Jonathan joins the Duncan lab from Costa Rica
Costa Rica photos by Jonathan (what a beautiful country!)
June 2018: Ally selected for "I'm a Scientist...Get Me Out of Here"
Alison (@fabhlach3592) will take part in I’m A Scientist…Get Me Out Of Here from June 11th-22nd. It is an online Outreach activity in which classes of students can log on and ask candidates any questions they have about science and careers in the field. Candidates will get voted off at regular intervals until the winner is announced on June 22nd. The winner will receive £500 toward public engagement and outreach activities. Please visit www.imascientist.org or follow @imascientist on Twitter for updates.
May 2018: Laia selected for an oral presentation at CBNP XII (Chemistry & Biology of Natural Products) conference in Warwick
Laia will present her first 6-months of PhD research, a great achievement getting selected for a talk, well done Laia!
May 2018: Ally selected for BBSRC PHYCONET funded UK and Chinese microalgae junior researchers workshop in China
Ally will visit the Center for Microalgal Biotechnology and Biofuels at the Institute of Hydrobiology in Wuhan, China in September, well done Ally!
May 2018: Sample Collection Loch Lomond (Ally, Salma, Cailin, Florent)
Upper photo: Loch Lomond is only a 45 min train journey from our lab. Lower photo L-R: Salma, Ally, Cailin, Florent. Photo credits: Ally via twitter @fablach3592
April 2018: Scottish Life Science Alliance (SULSA) Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) (Kate and Laia)
Photo credit Nick Tucker via twitter (@Tucker303). Kate was an invited speaker, Laia presented her PhD research as a poster
April 2018: Scottish Life Science Alliance (SULSA) Funded Visiting Fellowship, Marnix Medema's Bioinformatics Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands (part 2)
Kate visited Marnix and group from the 16th - 25th April for the second half of her visiting fellowship. This included an invited seminar at NIOO-KNAW (the Netherlands Institute of Ecology)
April 2018: Microbiology Society Annual Conference, Birmingham (Kate, Ally, Laia)
Ally and Laia both attended their first PhD conference, presenting posters in the environmental & applied microbiology and imaging mass spectrometry sections respectively. Kate co-oroganised and chaired a session on Imagine Mass Spectrometry with invited speakers including Theodore Alexandrov (EMBL, Germany), Laura Sanchez (Chicago, USA) and Ian Gilmore (NPL, Teddington).
March 2018: The First Annual Duncan Lab Retreat, Isle of Bute
L-R: Ferry to the island (Sylvia, Ally, Laia, Florent), the Isle of Bute with blue sky and palm trees!, our accommodation, making public outreach activities, our super bugs, a visit to Mount Stewart
March 2018: Kate visits theTechnical Federico Santa Maria University, Valparaiso, Chile on a Santander Visiting Fellowship
Pictured L-R: Augustina, Juan Ugalde, Bea Cámara
March 2018: Sylvia presents her work at the Gordon Conference on Marine Natural Products, Ventura, California
190 people from around the world attend the MNP GRC - it's a fantastic opportunity to discuss cutting-edge research in a small and friendly environment, get feedback on your research and make new connections. No photos are allowed at Gordon Conferences, so here's one of the venue! This year the GRS (seminar) was chaired by Natalie Millan (Mexico, 2017 visiting fellow in the Duncan lab) and Sam Mascuch (Kubanek lab, Georgia Tech) and the GRC (conference) was chaired by Paul Jensen (SIO, UCSD).
February & March 2018: Argentina and three weeks in Antarctica
January 2018: Invited Seminar, John Innes Centre, Norwich
Thanks to Kelley Gallagher (Mark Butner's lab) for the invite, enjoyed a couple of days and meeting many of the fantastic researchers at JIC - the home of Streptomyces research in the UK.
January 2018: Industrial Biology Innovation Centre (IbioIC) Conference
Ally (part funded by IbioIC) and I attended, this was Ally's first PhD conference.
January 2018: Carnegie Trust Collaborative Research Grant Meeting, University of Strathclyde
Our collaborators from the University of Glasgow (Computer Science and Polyomics), learning about Sylvia's microbiology and molecular biology work on the project.
December 2017: Scottish Life Science Alliance (SULSA) Funded Visiting Fellowship, Marnix Medema's Bioinformatics Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Kate visited Marnix and group from the 10th - 22nd December in the first half of her visiting fellowship. Commuting by bike was fun too :)
December 2017: Duncan Lab Petri Dish Exchange
Everyone pulled a name out of a hat and designed that persons project in a petri dish. L-R Top-Bottom: Brandon -> Kate; Laia -> Heather;; Kate -> Sylvia; Laia -> Ally; Sylvia -> Brandon; Group Photo. Merry Christmas from the Duncan lab!
November 2017: Invited Seminar, University of York, Dept. of Evolutionary Biology
November 2017: Science and Parliament, Edinburgh
Kate represented the Microbiology Society (Policy) at the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Science and Parliament event on the 15th November
November 2017: Scottish Metabolomics Network Meeting, Glasgow
October 2017: Undergraduates Brandon & Heather join the lab for their dissertation projects
October 2017: Visit to the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) (K. Duncan)
October 2017: Ally visits Xanthella (PhD industrial partner) in Oban
October 2017: Marine Alliance of Science and Technology (MASTS) Annual Meeting, invited talk (K. Duncan) on women in marine science
October 2017: Welcome to the group Sylvia (PDRA), Laia (PhD Candidate) and Ally (PhD Candidate)
September 2017: VAAM workshop "Biology of Bacterial Natural Product Producers”, Tübingen, Germany (K. Duncan oral presentation)
September 2017: Royal Society of Edinburgh Awards Reception, Edinburgh
September 2017: European Conference of Marine Natural Products (ECMNP), Crete, Greece (S. Soldatou and K. Duncan selected for oral presentations)
August 2017: The Inaugural Meeting of the Glasgow Microbiology Collective (Chair: K. Duncan, Co-Chair M. Wojnowska)
Invited speakers Colin Kleanthous (Oxford) and Ian Henderson (Birmingham) were sponsored by a conference grant form the Microbiology Society and the event was sponsored by the Scottish University Life Science Alliance (SULSA)
August 2017: Invited Speaker at BBSRC Algal Biotechnology meeting in New Zealand (Cawthron Institute, Nelson, South Island)
August 2017: Duncan lab goodbye lunch
Back L-R: Sergio finished his IbioIC MSc project (May-August), Tom finished his summer internship (June-August), Kate. Front L-R: Jordan finished his MRes lab work (September 2017-), Natalie finished her MASTS visiting fellowship (November-January 2016 and June-August 2017).
Goodbye Natalie (amazing card by Tom)
July 2017: Soapbox Science, Edinburgh (Natalie and I volunteering in the rain!)
July 2017: Scottish Crucible, University of West Scotland
Including dinner in Paisley Abbey (pictured)
July 2017: BBSRC STARS "Next Generation Biologists" coding workshop, Leeds
June 2017: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Jensen group reunion in Norwich
Kelley Gallagher (John Innes Centre), Natalie Milan (Mexico), Kate Duncan (Strathclyde)
June 2017: Chemistry and Biology of Natural Products Symposium, University of Warwick, UK. N. Milan and K. Duncan selected for oral presentations
June 2017: Co-chaired Glasgow Marine Group (with N. Banas Maths & Stats and D. McKee Physics). N. Milan presented (pictured with Neil)
June 2017: Natalie Returns to Scotland from Mexico (Marine Alliance of Science and Technology Fellowship)
June 2017: National University of Ireland, Galway: invited participant at "Sustainability in Marine Biodiscovery" workshop
June 2017: Scottish Crucible. Lab 2 - University of Stirling
May 2017: 18th International Symposium on the Biology of the Actinomycetes (ISBA), Jeju Island, Korea
Last photo: credit Marnix Medema
May 2017: Italy holiday!
April 2017: Scottish Crucible. Lab 1 - Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Scottish Parliament
April 2017: Microbiology Society Annual Conference, Edinburgh
February 2017: St Andrews
PhD viva (Chemistry Dept.) and afternoon with Prof. Dave Patterson (executive director of MASTS) at the marine institute
February 2017: Xanthella & The Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban
December 2016: University of Manchester for a BBSRC Global Challenges Research Fund meeting
December 2016: Dr Natalie Milan visits the Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban
Selecting Antarctic sediment cores from the cold room!
After a productive day in the microbiology lab
December 2016: A Well Deserved Break
L-R: Kim, Natalie, Amy, Jordan
December 2016: Dr Natalie Milan MASTS Visiting Research Fellow Joins the Lab
December 2016, Natalie at Dunnotar Castle, Aberdeenshire
November 2016: The University of Aberdeen, Chemistry Department
MRes examination and seminar at the Marine Biodiscovery Centre (my old undergraduate department)
November 2016: Kate awarded "honorary research fellow - drug discovery" of the Scottish Association for Marine Science
November 2016: Invited Seminar, National Physical Laboratory, London
Hosted by Ian Gilmore, National Centre of Excellence for Mass Spectrometry Imaging (NiCE-MSI)
November 2016: Nottingham for a BBSRC PHYCONET meeting and Manchester for a BBSRC NPRONET meeting
Nottingham Lace Market
October 2016: Sample Collection at Ardmucknish Bay and Loch Etive