Applications are invited for a 12-month full time Lecturer position in the Department of Microbiology. This is a non-tenure track appointment with the expectation of renewable 3-5 year terms. An M.S. or Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences is required, and preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience in microbiology lecture and laboratory courses. Please see the University of Washington Academic HR site for more information. https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa25086/
A new study describes how head-on collisions between protein machines on chromosomes can disrupt DNA replication and boost the rate of gene mutations that help bacteria survive hostile environments, resist antibiotics, and blunt attacks by immune defenses.
Microbiology Professor Evgeni Sokurenko's Seattle biotech startup, ID Genomics, is developing a solution to that conundrum: a system that tests the biological “fingerprint” of a bacteria and connects it to a huge database to determine what bacteria it is, and what the best treatment is. Click here to read the full article.
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