Extreme Competence: Keystone Hosts of Infections paper out today

This Extreme Competence: Keystone Hosts of Infections paper out today was the culmination of much “cat herding” by Marty Martin following the host competence workshop in Australia in 2018.

https://www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/fulltext/S0169-5347(18)30301-X

Extreme competence

Gratitude is great!

This Friday got off to a great start when I was greeted with a thank you card and bottle of wine. #Gratitude = #Motivation

Great day for Wild Immunity!

Paper about developing an on/off switch for IFNg in DFT cells published, Wild Immunology editorial accepted, and grant to support our Tasmanian devil vaccine research made it through the first round.

We have developed an on/off switch for genes in Tasmanian devil cells

Why do we need a switch for turning genes on/off in Tasmanian Devil cells DFTD? It’s easier to find your keys when you can switch the lights on! To learn more check out our latest open access publication:
Inducible IFN-γ Expression for MHC-I Upregulation in Devil Facial Tumor Cells

 

To make your own on/off switch for wild immunology, contact @WildImmunity

Eyes on the beach?

How many people would be scared away by the eye spots? I can think of a few (mom:). Amazing trip to #MariaIsland, Tasmania for @WildImmunity

A little #Wildimmunity on a #Friday night BeakerStreet@TMAG @BeakerSteetSci @TasMuseum #Fluorobox

BeakerStreet@TMAG, a pop-up science bar in Hobart 10-11 August 2018

Looking forward to a weekend of science and fun this weekend @BeakerSteetSci @TasMuseum. See the @Wildimmunity #Fluorobox and #FAST proteins Friday 6-10pm!

https://www.beakerstreet.com.au/

Thank you for the support!

Thank you to everyone who continues to support our research through the Save the Tasmanian devil appeal. The #TassieDevil immunology and vaccine research has been sustained by this program and led to a successful 3-year ARC DECRA fellowship for Dr Andrew Flies @WildImmunity.

Want to see what a normal distribution looks like?

This “statistics in slow motion” video is the best visual example that I have seen for understanding how statistics and probability work! It is highly unlikely that all of the beads will end up at the edges in any experiment – most will end up in the middle (i.e. normal distribution).