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Liam McGuffin
Worked at University of Reading
Attended Queen Mary, University of London
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The story behind the discovery of hotwired bacteria
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Models were built using the latest version of the IntFOLD protein structure and function server. Freely available here: http://www.reading.ac.uk/bioinf/IntFOLD/

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Press release for our article in Science magazine - Weekend evolution: bacteria hotwire their genes to fix a faulty motor
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Scientists have found how simple bacteria can restart their 'outboard motor' by hotwiring their own genes.
Unable to move and facing starvation, the bacteria evolve a replacement flagellum – a rotating tail-like structure which acts like an outboard motor – by patching together a new genetic switch with borrowed parts.
Scientists have found how simple bacteria can restart their ‘outboard motor’ by hotwiring their own genes…
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Congratulations on a very nice piece of work!
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Weekend evolution: 3D model of 'hotwired' molecule: http://youtu.be/vQkEB9G64_o
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Associate Professor in Bioinformatics
Education
  • Queen Mary, University of London
    BSc Genetics, 1995 - 1998
  • University of Warwick
    PhD Bioinformatics, 1998 - 2000
  • Brunel University
    PhD Bioinformatics (continued), 2000 - 2001
  • University of Reading
    PGCAP, 2007 - 2012
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Associate Professor in Bioinformatics at the University of Reading
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  • University of Reading
    Lecturer in Bioinformatics, 2011 - 2015
  • University of Reading
    RCUK Academic Fellow, 2006 - 2011
  • University College London
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002 - 2006
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