For the fourth year running MSC has proudly sponsored the Keith Tipton medal for the best postgraduate project. The medal was awarded to Xiaoxiao Yu. Her supervisor is Martin Caffrey and the working title of her thesis is: “Structural and Functional Studies of Lipoprotein Signal Peptidase (LspA) from Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)”.
The Life Science team set off on our Equipment Roadshow event for the 4th year running in the MSC van at the end of September. We visited nine different sites, and over five universities/institutes displaying over 20 pieces of equipment. Included, were, pipettes, heat blocks, shakers, centrifuges, vortexes, gel documentation systems, tube labellers, plate readers […]
Since the discovery of antibiotics, they have served as the foundation of modern medicine. Continuous misuse and overuse have been responsible for and the spread of antibiotic resistance. When bacteria become resistance to the drugs used to treat them, we end up with dangerously high levels of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is one of the […]
Our friends over at Microbiologics have an excellent blog post on the importance of environmental isolate testing and identification in pharmaceutical laboratories. The post gives a summary of a presentation by Microbiologics Vice President of Research and Development Brian Beck Ph.D at Pharmaceutical Microbiology Fall Forum in Philadelphia, USA. Key topics covered include: • Importance […]