It was a pleasure for us to host Håkan Johansson, as a visiting PhD student working with us on Campylobacter genomics as part of a FORMAS grant with Linnéuniversitetet (Sweden). On the picture below you can see Håkan officially receiving his Visiting Scholar Rubber Duck Award from Sam. Who even got some Rubus chamaemorus jam in return!
A few weeks ago, Sam Sheppard and Guillaume Méric have travelled to Brazil (São Paulo, and Santa Catarina states) to meet with friends and collaborators from the 1st Workshop on “Next Generation Sequencing to improve Livestock Welfare and Food Security” that we had helped organise in October 2015 in São Paulo. Very promising outcomes, stay tuned!
Top right, and just below: Sam and Guillaume giving talks at EMBRAPA, Concordia (SC, Brazil); top left: with Dr Dani Chiebao in SP; bottom: meeting at EMBRAPA with Dr Monica Ledur, Dr Clarissa Vaz, Dr Adriana Ibelli and colleagues.
Last week, Sam Sheppard and Ben Pascoe have visited Chiang Mai University (Thailand) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) for collaborative meetings with South Asian partners and colleagues, as part of a Newton Fund/British Council mobility award.
Good times! We are delighted to have been hosting many visiting researchers and collaborators in the last few weeks. There were no less than 7 of them in the picture below (names with links in legend):
From left to right; front row: Maria Carvalho (UHW/Cardiff University, UK), Phacharaporn Boonkhot (Chiang Mai University, Thailand), Tal Shpigel (Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Tel Aviv, Israel), Heather Chick, Nattinee Kittiwan (Chiang Mai University, Thailand), Amandine Thépault (ANSES, Ploufragran, France). Middle row: Sam Sheppard, Susan Murray, Elvire Berthenet, Lisa Williams, Rhys Jones, Llinos Harris. Back row: Diego Flórez Cuadrado (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain), Philippe Lehours (INSERM U853, University of Bordeaux, France); Guillaume Méric, Ben Pascoe, Dan John.
This week we had the visit of Patrik Ellström, a collaborator from Uppsala University, Sweden working on Campylobacter. This was the opportunity for the lab to collectively appreciate thai food, with careful advice from Eng and Gift, our thai visiting PhD students.
From left to right: (back row): Guillaume Meric, Nattinee (Gift) Kittiwan, Justine Challis, Phacharaporn (Eng) Boonkhot, Ben Pascoe, Evie Toleman, Lisa Williams, Llinos Harris, Daniel Falush, Sam Sheppard. (front row): Leonardos Mageiros, Patrik Ellstrom, Elvire Berthenet, Gethin Allen, Rhys Jones, Susan Murray, Dan John.
Today, we are welcoming to our lab two visiting researchers from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Chiang Mai University in Thailand to work on agricultural pathogens and genomics in Swansea. Dr. Nattinee (Gift) Kittiwan and Dr. Phacharaporn (Eng) Boonkhot will be with us for a few months. Welcome!
Earlier this month, Professor Ed Feil and colleagues visited us. It was fun.