Alessia Favaron and Laura McCoubrey, PhD students from the University College London School of Pharmacy both recently received the DWS travel grant. This allowed them to present their findings at the Microbiome Connect Europe conference, 5-6 July in Amsterdam.
Alessia presented her work ‘Exploring the Interaction of JAK Inhibitor Drugs with the Human Gut Microbiome' while Laura presented on ‘Machine Learning Predicts Personalised Microbiome Drug Metabolism’.
Both Alessia and Laura used a Whitley A25 Anaerobic Workstation within their projects to ensure an accurate atmosphere in which to incubate their samples. The anaerobic range is ideal for applications within microbiome research, providing precise control over parameters such as oxygen, carbon dioxide, temperature, and humidity. Such exact control allows researchers to create a controlled environment, replicating conditions of the human gut, conducive to reproducible results and analysis.
If you are a student using a Whitley Workstation and wish to present your findings at a meeting or conference, head over to our Travel Grant page to see if you are eligible for the award! Similarly, if you are interested in the Whitley Workstation range, click the link to see what we have to offer, or scroll down to see what others had to say about their workstations.
"My name is Jon Vernon. I am a Research Fellow from the Division of Oral Biology in the School of Dentistry at the University of Leeds. To reflect the many clinical scenarios of the oral cavity, much of the microbiological research carried out with our group requires the culture of oral microbes and pathogens that demand highly controlled environments, such as one of oxygen depletion."... Read More
The School of Dentistry, The University of Leeds
Dr Tina Joshi, University of Plymouth, explains how their Whitley A35 Workstation is used in her work with Clostridioides, infection prevention, and control and molecular pathogen diagnostics to help tackle the Global Healthcare Challenge of anti-microbial resistance.... Read More
University of Plymouth
Our latest video testimonial highlights Dr Licausi and team’s work investigating the effects of different oxygen concentrations on plants. He explains how he tasked Don Whitley Scientific with developing a hypoxic workstation with refrigeration facilities, a light-proof cover, and special LED lighting to facilitate his research.... Read More
"The key benefits of working with Don Whitley Scientific are great customer service, quick response to issues with equipment and the familiarity we now have at Leeds with the same engineers we have worked with for years. These engineers always seem to be more than happy to go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction”.... Read More
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
The new Whitley A45 Workstation has been a welcome addition to the lab, easy to use and the incorporated screen display allows us to see any alerts to atmosphere/temperature/calibration as they happen, something which our previous model did not allow. The air lock is a welcomed feature too as allows ease for transferring plates to and from the workstation. The installation and training took place on the same day and was carried out smoothly and competently.... Read More
Forth Valley Royal Hospital
The CytoSMART Exact FL is very user friendly and makes time consuming work faster and easier. Taking the microscope images was simple with the straightforward software which analyses the images and determines the cell counts and viability for you. The data can be exported in different formats as well as being automatically uploaded to a cloud service. The technical support for the machine was great and I couldn’t have asked for better customer service.... Read More
University of Hull
The UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH), an independent research institute that carries out environmental science across water, land, and air, recently purchased a WASP Touch spiral plater and a ProtoCOL from Don Whitley Scientific. Dr Lindsay Newbold from the Molecular Ecology research group of UKCEH was kind enough to give us a review of their experiences with this equipment.... Read More
The UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH)