Sarah’s paper now out

 Sarah’s paper on comparative Sox binding is now available from BMC Genomics

Sarah’s paper on BioRxiv

Sarah’s thesis work on Dichaete and SoxN binding in different Drosophila species is now available on BioRxiv. Reveals the shared binding by both proteins is highly conserved.


Hox Grant!

 Rob White and I are extremely happy to have been awarded a BBSRC research grant to study how Hox transcription factors achieve target specificity. We are currently looking for a Postdoc to join the project who has an enthusiasm for understanding the genome biology of this ancient class of transcription factors (see advert till 18th Jan).

Tardy announcement!

 It is well past belatedly that I add our (now not so) new postdoc Dagmara Korona to the list of lab colleagues. Dagmara has joined us to work on our Fly proteome BBSRC LoLa grant. It is a real pleasure to have her in the lab.

Busy Week

 A busy week in the lab, both Katerina and Sarah passed their PhD viva’s – much celebration ensued!  Sarah is moving on to a computational biology Postdoc at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, so good luck to her. As ever, I am incredibly proud of the students I have hosted in the lab. Well done to both of them.

Sarah Submits Thesis

  Very well done to Sarah, submitting her thesis on a lovely Cambridge morning :-)


Protein Trap Paper

After almost 6 years, many millions of screened embryos and thousands of images provided by a host of labs, out Protein Trap paper finally sees the light of day in Development. A tremendous effort by all those involved. You can read it in all its (open access) glory here. There is also a fabulous accompanying paper from Bénédicte Sanson’s lab describing in detail the embryonic expression and localisation of the lines.

Thanks to all those involved.

Katerina’s thesis

Well done Katerina, thesis bound and submitted before the deadline. I am sure she now needs a considerable period of sleep!


Enrico’s paper now out

Enrico’s paper on SoxN genomics and a comparative analysis of SoxN and Dichaete binding in mutant backgrounds is now out in Genome Biology. We are very proud of this paper.

Enrico’s viva success

Congratulations to Enrico on successfully defending his PhD thesis today.  A fabulous piece of work on SoxN genome biology as well as a fascinating analysis of SoxN and Dichaete redundancy at a genomic level.