We are using evolution as a discovery tool to reveal common themes in the molecular architecture of parasitic forms of life. We believe that this knowledge will help us understand the intimate link between organisms’ lifestyles and the evolution of proteins and nucleic acids in a living cell. If successful, our studies will help devise a universal therapy against parasitic infections.


The Pac-Man rule

Apparently there is an amazingly simple and elegant trick to help people interact with new people at conferences (and other social events). And I am not talking about chutzpah (although this is a great quality to have, at least within reason). What I am talking about is the Pac-Man rule: https://www.ericholscher.com/blog/2017/aug/2/pacman-rule-conferences/

Cost-effective lab suppliers

For those who are starting a lab on a lean budget, exploring new directions, or simply looking to invest wiser, there is a handy database of cost-effective lab suppliers: http://www.sciencemadness.org/smwiki/index.php/Lab_suppliers


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We are located on the 3d floor of Catherine Cookson Building (lab M3.032) at the Medical School of Newcastle University.

Mailing address:
Melnikov Lab
Biosciences Institute of Newcastle University
Framlington Place
Newcastle upon Tyne



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