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Nature News and Views on Asgard cytoskeleton

Laura Eme and Thijs Ettema have co-authored a News and Views highlighting the Nature publication by Akil and Robinson. In this article, the authors performed in vitro experiment on several Asgard profilins and showed that they were able to regulate the polymerization of eukaryotic actin filaments. This suggests that Asgard archaea also have a (perhaps

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Article now available on evolutionary history of archaeal EF2

Slightly delayed announcement due to holidays, but Ettema-Lab has a new paper published in cooperation with Christopher S. Miller (University of Colorado Denver), Brett J. Baker (University of Texas Austin) and Anja Spang (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research). The article in Genome Biology and Evolution describes the complex evolutionary history of translation Elongation Factor 2

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Linnaeus Prize for Dr. Daniel Tamarit

Huge congratulations to Ettema Lab member Daniel Tamarit, who will receive the Linnaeus Prize (Linnépriset) by the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala for his PhD thesis. The Linnaeus Prize is the oldest prize of the Society through a donation by Carl von Linné’s widow Sara E. Linné. The prize is awarded in time for Linné’s birthday (May 23rd), and publicly celebrated

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40 YEARS OF ARCHAEA Snapshot: Dr. Thijs Ettema

Nature Microbiology celebrates the 40th anniversary of the seminal publication by Carl R. Woese and George E. Fox with a “40 years of Archaea” channel to reflect on key advances in the field since its inception and discuss what the future may bring. Part of this channel is an interview by senior editor Claudio Nunes-Alves with Thijs Ettema about his experiences in working

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SciLifeLab PhD Student Day – Jennah Dharamshi wins Best Poster Award!

Congratulations to our PhD student Jennah, who won the Best Poster Award (and 5000 SEK travel grant) at the SciLifeLab PhD Student Day with her Poster ‘Novel, diverse and abundant chlamydia discovered in Loki’s Castle deep marine sediments‘. Well done Jennah! /MS

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Printing from commandline

When you have a lot of documents to print, perhaps a bunch of papers you want to read, it can be a bit annoying to print these one by one. A nice solution can instead by to do this from the commandline. The ‘lp’ tool is quite nice and can be modified to do a

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Extracting information from GenBank files

Sometimes you want to get a quick overview of the distribution of a group of uncultured microorganisms. In my case I had extracted all the 16S sequences classified as a certain clade, from the Silva database, and I wanted to know which environment they came from. This information can easily be found in the GenBank

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Mounting drives on OSX over ssh

My computer setup at work consists of a workstation running Linux, and a macbook. In a way to make things smoothly I wanted a way to automatically mount a drive from my Linux machine on my macbook so I can easily share files between the computers. A really nice way of doing this is using

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Moving “off the screen” windows in KDE

So, the current workstation I am using is a dual-monitor machine running openSUSE and KDE. This works great most of the time, but there is a quite annoying bug I encounter from time to time when it comes to how windows are handled. Sometime a window (for instance a save file screen) will be outside

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