Great opportunity to say thanks to Evangelos, Billy and Ben. Three brilliant colleagues who accompany me on our new adventure and are making a splash with new friends! Thanks Chaps. Sam
Sam comments on the ECDC AMR report
ECDC report shows halted increase in over all antimicrobial usage but the use of broad-spectrum last line of defence drugs continues to rise:
Microbial Genomics: Campylobacter collection
Sam and Ben, along with Beile Gao, from the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou in China will curate a special collection of articles on the ‘Genomics, Epidemiology and Evolution of Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms’.
BBSRC grant success!
In collaboration with Professor Alan McNally and from the University of Birmingham our latest project: Understanding the pathway to multidrug resistant bacterial pathogens has been funded!
Guardian article on disease spillovers
Following recent unprecedented outbreaks of the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus concerns have been raised to protect wildlife from livestock diseases. Sam spoke to the Guardian and was quoted as part of their article on disease spillovers between livestock and wildlife.
Microbial Genomics Editor in Chief
Sam has been promoted to Editor-in-chief of the Microbiology Society journal, Microbial Genomics. Read all about it here!
Picture From IMMEM XIII (Bath 2022)
Sam and others from Bath organised a great conference in Bath.Continue reading
Returning to Oxford
The Sheppard Lab will be moving to @oxfordbiology and the new @ineosoxford in September this year. We are very excited and hope to get lots of visitors. Sam will also take up a new role at @stannescollege
GETcampy-Africa 1st kick-off meeting in Basse, The Gambia
Sam, Ben and Evangelos have returned from a successful visit to The Gambia. They spent three days in Basse field station where they had the 1st hybrid kick-off meeting for the GETcampy-Africa project. They visited various field sites and met with friends and collaborators from the MRC Units in Basse and Banjul! The meeting was hosted by Dr. Jahangir Hossain (LSHTM, The Gambia) and Dr. Pa Cheboh Saine (Head of Basse field station) at Basse, and by Prof Martin Antonio and Jarra Manneh at Banjul. Dr Akosua Karikari and Dr Courage Sabo (University of Development studies, Ghana) as well as Dr Isidore Bonkoungou (University of Joseph KI-ZERBO, Burkina Faso) along with Dr Kaisa Hauka (University of Helsinki, Finland) also joined the meeting via zoom. Very promising outcomes and lots of good projects ahead! Many thanks to everyone involved in organizing this exciting meeting!Continue reading
Activists call for judicial review of intensive farming to combat another pandemic
Last week our lab appeared on Channel 4 news to discussion the impact of the intensification of livestock production on the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistant zoonotic pathogens. Full link:
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