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Adrien

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Illustration selected for a Book of abstract

Recently was the Department retreat of my new (relatively, I have already been there six months, time fly...) institution. As a short summary, I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the Samuel Lab within the Baylor College of Medicine. The Samuel Lab belongs to the Molecular Virology and Microbiology (MVM)…
Adrien
October 12, 2018
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[Monday’s Paper] A Microbial social network

Hello Folks, it's been a while since I posted here. Plenty of things have happened since my previous Japan posts. The main one being the new postdoc position I started this March in the lab of Buck Samuel at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Reducing your life to…
Adrien
April 2, 2018
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[The traveling bacteria] Brewing Sake

Sake is probably one of the most iconic Japanese alcohols. It is referred to as rice wine, but unlike wine where the sugar present in the grapes is fermented into alcohols, sake is produced in a process closer to beer brewing where the starch present in the rice is transformed…
Adrien
January 25, 2018
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Microbial Advent Calendar – A review

Now that I can move my neck properly again it's time to have a look back on my Microbial Advent Calendar attempt. The exercise was to produce a small blog post a day, for 24 days, about a cool microbiology fact/paper related anywhere from close to pretty far from the…
Adrien
January 3, 2018
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Microbial Advent Calendar – 21 Cheesy Bacteria

Yes! I made that pun! As a Frenchmen abroad I wonder why it took me so long to come up with today's theme for the Microbial Advent Calendar. For day 21 we look at the rightfully placed fascination of scientists with cheese and their associated microorganisms. There is so much…
Adrien
December 21, 2017
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Microbial Advent Calendar – 20 From to Pole to Pole

So yes I am trying to catch up with my Microbial advent Calendar and No, I am not redoing the same as day 06 of the Microbial Advent Calendar... NO WAIT!! COME BACK!! I swear, it different and it's linked in a nice way! (At least I think it is...)…
Adrien
December 21, 2017
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Microbial Advent Calendar – Missing days ?

For those who followed the Microbial Advent Calendar, I apologize for the missing few days, I was on a visit in Lausanne, Switzerland. Please accept this beautiful picture of the Lac Lémant. I will try to catch up, but I promise nothing.
Adrien
December 20, 2017
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Microbial Advent Calendar – 14 Ice Worms

On the planet of Arrakis, in Frank Herbert's novel Dune, giant desert worms roam around the planet leaving the very precious spice behind them. On a scale closer than fiction, earth as its very own the ice worms! And we are going to have a glance at their microbiota in…
Adrien
December 14, 2017