Congratulations to Dr. Ana da Silva on the successful completion of her Ph.D. That's Dr. number 7 for the Diggle Lab!
Congratulations to one of our previous graduate students Sophie Darch, who has now set up her own lab at the University of South Florida. Way to go Sophie!
New paper: Competition in biofilms between cystic fibrosis isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is influenced by R-pyocins [Link]
We welcome Kathleen O'Connor as our new Grad Student.
We are excited that the Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection is now running at Georgia Tech.
Thank you Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the Pilot Grant awarded to our group.
Congratulations to Sheyda on the award of a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fellowship! Great achievement!
We welcome Kathleen O'Connor as a Grad rotation student this Fall.
Pseudomonas 2019 will be held in Malaysia 22nd-26th July, 2019 [Link]
New paper: A simple mung bean infection model for studying the virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa [Link]
The 8th ASM Conference on Biofilms will be held October 7 – 11, 2018, in Washington, DC. It will provide a platform to discuss the latest research, covering topics that range from diagnosis and the study of clinically-relevant biofilms, through environmental biofilms, to emerging technologies and their application to biofilms
Welcome to our new group member Jacob Thomas!
Welcome to our new undergrad lab members: Sara, Ricardo, Isabela and Katherine
Our new review on the history and future of bacterial quorum sensing has been published in Nature [Link]
Welcome to two new members of the lab.... Madeline Gray (Grad student) and Christopher Johnson (Masters student)
Congratulations to Alex Day on passing his PhD. Dr number 6 from the Diggle Lab!
Diggle Lab now fully open for business at Georgia Tech
Thanks to Jack Swanson for working hard on his REU project in our lab. Good luck for the future Jack!
Congratulations to Sheyda on becoming a CF@LANTA RDP Postdoctoral Fellow
New paper in mSphere: Visualizing Antimicrobials in Bacterial Biofilms: Three-Dimensional Biochemical Imaging Using TOF-SIMS [Link]
New paper in ISME J: We show that cheating is context specific in chronic infection models [Link]
New paper in mBio: We show that the PSL polysaccharide produced by P. aeruginosa, is a social trait but non-cheatable, because most of the fitness benefits go to the producing cell and are not shared [Link]
New paper in mBio: We show how QS signal molecules can be cheatable public goods and that signal cheating is determined by the diffusivity of the environment [Link]
Congratulations to Ana for being nominated by the Microbiology Society for a Young Microbiologist of the year award!
New paper in Proc Soc: How does one social trait influence the social evolution of another? Find out here [Link]
Want to know how Staphylococci move? Check out our latest review [Link]
New paper: We show how quorum sensing helps promote resistance to bacteriophages [Link]
The 16th International Conference on Pseudomonas will be held in Liverpool, 5 - 9th September 2017 [Link]
Congratulations to Bukky for passing her PhD! We wish her all the very best for the future
New article in Microbiology showing how ex vivo pig lungs can be used to study the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms in bronchioles [Link]
Congratulations to Colman for passing his MRes! He now moves on to do a PhD and we wish him all the best
New paper in Scientific Reports showing that quorum sensing signal molecules are metabolically costly for cells to produce [link]
The Ancientbiotic project has been nominated for a Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts
Congratulations to Freya Harrison for securing a Lectureship position at the University of Warwick. Visit her website to see what she is currently working on
Our group will be moving from Nottingham in March 2017 to the School of Biological Sciences at Georgia Tech in Atlanta
New paper in mBio showing how biofilms develop from preformed aggregates [link]
Medical News Today
Human Frontier Science Programme
New manuscript describing evidence that points to Staphylococcus aureus being actively motile [link]
Welcome to Colman O' Cathail who joins our group as an MRes student
Freya Harrison talks about our pig lung model for studying respiratory infections in this article and video made by the Microbiology Society. You can view the paper this was based on here
Our new paper in mBio describing how a 1000 year recipe (ancientbiotic) from an Anglo Saxon Leechbook kills Staphylococcus aureus [link]
The University of Nottingham
The Washington Post
The Daily Telegraph
The Guardian (Bioprospecting the past)
BBC Health (5 old remedies still helping us today)
ZDF (German TV: From 30 mins in)
BBC Radio 4 Frontiers special program on Quorum sensing [link]
Quorum sensing and cheating in bacterial biofilms [link]
Nature Research Highlights
The Microbial Olympics [link]
Density-dependent fitness benefits of quorum sensing [link]
University of Nottingham press release
Some of our work has been highlighted in the revised version of the textbook 'An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology' in the chapter 'Communication and Signals'