The Hector RCD award was awarded to Tessa and will fund the position of a PhD student to work on archaeal mechanisms to escape viral infection. She will officially receive the award during the ceremony of the Hector Academy in July.
Colin and Sabines publication on H. gibbonsii LR2-5 is now published in Frontiers in Microbiology. Check it out here
Two new papers of the lab were published this week:
Schwarzer S, Rodriguez-Franco M, Oksanen H.M., Quax T.E.F. (2021) Growth phase dependent cell shape of Haloarcula. Microorganisms. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2607/9/2/231
And a review paper on how viruses use filamentous surface structures of bacteria and archaea was published in ‘Viruses’
Tittes C, Schwarzer S, Quax T.E.F. (2021) Viral hijack of filamentous surface structures in Archaea and Bacteria. Viruses. https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/13/2/164
The joint publication with the Albers and Duggin labs on the role of archaeal MinD in motility is now officially published in Current Biology.
The recent paper from Zhengqun is now online at Molecular Microbiology. In this paper we show that ArlCDE are important to transfer signals from the chemotaxis system to the archaeal motility structure. Read more here.
Colin Tittes has joined the archaeal virus group as a PhD student at the beginning of November.
Sabine started this week as a PhD student in the lab. She will be involved in the development of a model virus-host system for haloarchaea
Check out our latest publication in collaboration with the Albers lab on positioning of the archaeal motility machinery.
Li Z, Kinosita Y, Rodriguez-Franco M, Nußbaum P, Braun F, Delpech F, Quax T.E.F.*, Albers SV*. (2019) Positioning of the Motility Machinery in Halophilic Archaea. Mbio 10(3). pii: e00377-19
Tessa received the official confirmation that she can start a research group on archaeal viruses in Freiburg with the help of an Emmy Noether grant from the german science foundation DFG!
We are looking for a talented post-doc to study infection mechanisms of archaeal viruses. More more information check out the job description.