Activities are slowy winding down in MBU-Lab as we approach the festive season, so I’d like to wish you all a very hapy Christmas time.
Thank you for all the hard work through this year, and I am looking forward to the exciting new science we’ll embark on in 2020!
Well done, Sam, for making our beautiful lab snowman! Is his name now Chris Tall? ;-D
This year has been way to busy – and the MBU-Lab team has grown! It’s about time to give a proper welcome to our new lab members!
Sam Bannon has started his DPhil this fall, and Max Geurts has joined us for a 6 month rotation at the start of his Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Programme.
Matthew Hankins has decided to do his 18-week-long 4th year ‘Part II’ project in MBU-Lab, and Katja Schlegel has enriched us with her chemistry background, vising on a 4 month ERASMUS placement from the University of Münster, Germany.
It’s great to have you on the team!
In a new research article published in PLOS ONE, work from the Bublitz lab and the Danish company PCovery has revealed a new class of small molecule compounds, so-called tetrahydrocarbazoles, that are potent inhibitors of the fungal proton pump. These compounds can cause a breakdown of the membrane potential in fungal cells and inhibit the growth of fungi in laboratory cultures.
Structural analysis suggests the compounds could block the ion entry pathway of the pump.
Check out our newest paper here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0188620
Sabine Heit is starting today as a postdoc in MBU-Lab. A warm welcome, we’re happy and excited that you’re joining the team!
Time flies when you’re having fun! After 12 frantic weeks, MBU-Lab’s Part II students have flown off into their well deserved Christmas break.
Have a great time with your loved ones, and fingers crossed for X-mas X-tals! It’s so quiet around here without you – looking forward to seeing you again next year!