Welcome to Prophage
Welcome to the Prophage blog 2.0! This is version 2.0 because it is a new location and structure of the original Prophage blog that started back in 2013. The old blog was very successful, with well over 100,000 views, but it was time to update the site.
This blog is written and maintained by Dr. Geoffrey Hannigan. Check out the latest blog entries below, navigate the site using the menu above, and check out the original Prophage here. Read more about Dr. Hannigan in the “about the author” section.
Doing Group Science With The Agile Methodology Three helpful tips for managing large science projects using Agile/SCRUM. Empowering Science Through Organization (Bullet Journals) Science demands organization, and that’s not easy. I’ve found the bullet journal approach to be really helpful. Biosynthetic Potential of the Oral Microbiome in Dental Caries and Periodontitis A recently reported study outlines the biosynthetic functional potential of the oral microbiome. Bacterial Small Molecules Provide Defense Against Their Viruses A recently published study outlines a chemical mechanism for phage infection defense in bacteria. Recent Publication: The Colorectal Cancer Virome Our recent publication, as well as others, support a role for the gut virome (specifically bacteriophage) in colorectal cancer. Microbiome Natural Product Biosynthesis and Synthetic Orphans Discussion of a recent study that provides new insights into orphan biosynthetic gene clusters, and the implications of those findings for the human microbiome. Three Technologies With a Future In Computational Biology An overview of three technologies poised to make big impacts on the field of computational biology. Uncovering the Hidden Viruses of Your Urine A group recently isolated bacteria to better understand viruses hiding in bacterial genomes. How to Write Your Next Letter Using Markdown Focus on Your Letter Centent by Writing in Markdown and Converting to a PDF Using Pandoc. New Insights Into How Bacterial Viruses Access The Human Body Bacteriophage Transcytosis Provides a Mechanism To Cross Epithelial Cell Layers