Seasonal Awakening of a Pathogen
We spoke to Dr Sariqa Wagley about her research into bacterial dormancy using the human pathogen Vibrio parahaemolyticus as her model organism. V. parahaemolyticus colonises shellfish, such as oysters,...
How virulent are your strains and mutants?
Differentiating between pathogenic and closely related bacterial strains.
The Francisella genus is diverse and contains species that are highly pathogenic to humans, pathogenic in immunocompromised individuals,...
A Public Health Threat - Antimicrobial Resistance
Tea to fight infection
Work by Betts et al aimed to see if naturally occurring compounds in tea could be antibacterial and if this could be tested in Galleria. They used two compounds: theaflavins, which...