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Discovery of two novel bacterial species in Pavia

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Two novel bacterial species were discovered in Pavia in the context of the European project SpARK “The rates and routes of transmission of multidrug resistant Klebsiella clones and genes into the clinic from environmental sources” (funded by JPIAMR). The project involves members from the Sassera Lab, as well as researchers from the Microbiology and Virology Unit […]

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HFSP kick-off meeting

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The HFSP team met for a kick-off meeting at the University of Pavia (Pavia, Italy) from 13th to 15th of February. On this occasion, the PIs (Dr. Davide Sassera, Prof. Aaron Jex, Prof. Jan Riemer and Dr. Fabrizia Stavru) and their Ph.D. fellows and Ph.D. students involved in the project had the chance to know […]

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Front Cover: Do the complementarities of electrokinetic and chromatographic procedures represent the “Swiss knife” in proteomic investigation? An overview of the literature in the past decade

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The article “Do the complementarities of electrokinetic and chromatographic procedures represent the “Swiss knife” in proteomic investigation? An overview of the literature in the past decade” by Monica Di Venere, Simona Viglio, Davide Sassera, Marco Fumagalli, Anna Bardoni, Roberta Salvini, Maddalena Cagnone, Paolo Iadarola was chosen as the Front Cover for Electrophoresis, Volume 38, Issue […]

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Novel challenges and approaches in microbiology: Genomics, bioinformatics and the control of antibiotic resistance

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The increasing amount of bacterial strains resistant to antibiotics represents one of the most important issues in biomedical research nowadays. Both the number of ill and dead patients are growing more and more, with an estimation of 25,000 deaths per year. The lack of strategies alternative to the massive use of antibiotics makes this issue […]

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HFSP 2017 Research Grant

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The project “Midichloria mitochondrii, unique intramitochondrial bacterium and novel tool to explore mitochondria” has been granted by the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP 2017). The project aims to investigate the unique form of bacterial endosymbiosis involving “Ca. Midichloria mitochondrii“ and its tick host Ixodes ricinus. Bacterial cells are detected in the cytosol and inside the […]

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New publication on genomic epidemiology

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  The team has published a review paper about some of the most recent and groundbreaking studies in the field of genomic epidemiology. This work was carried out in cohoperation with the IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia. The work was published on the journal Pathogens and Global Health. The editorial board has chosen the paper […]

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New publication on the transcriptome of Rhipicephalus sanguineus

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The group published a novel work on the transcriptome of Rhipicephalus sanguineus larvae on the journal Molecular and Cellular Probes. This project was conducted in collaboration with the University of Camerino, University of Milan, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, University ‘Aldo Moro’ of Bari, and with the Aggeu Magalhães Research Center. Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato […]

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New publication on Wolbachia genome structure

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The group, in collaboration with Università degli Studi di Milano, Equipe Ecologie Evolution Symbiose, Poitiers, University of Edinburgh and University of Liverpool published a novel study on the journal Open Biology Wolbachia pipientis is possibly the most widespread endosymbiont of arthropods and nematodes. While all Wolbachia strains have historically been defined as a single species, 16 monophyletic clusters of diversity […]

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New publication on Proteomics of Ixodes ricinus

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The group published the manuscript ‘Ixodes ricinus and Its Endosymbiont Midichloria mitochondrii: A Comparative Proteomic Analysis of Salivary Glands and Ovaries’on PLOS ONE. The work was conducted in collaboration with University of Milano, and INRA in Nantes. Hard ticks are hematophagous arthropods that act as vectors of numerous pathogenic microorganisms of high relevance in human and veterinary […]

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