Postdoctoral Associate – Pediatrics – Dr. Eric Nelson’s Laboratory (55389)

first_imgA postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory ofEric Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. at the Emerging Pathogens Institute,University of Florida. The overall goal of our laboratory is todevelop better methods to improve the care, diagnosis andmanagement of patients during large-scale diarrheal diseaseoutbreaks. Our model system is cholera and our primarycollaborative field sites are in Bangladesh and Haiti. In thefield, our research focuses on identifying and characterizing keyselective pressures that drive disease severity and transmission.At the University of Florida, we test hypotheses derived from thefield studies in animal models of infection and transmission.The current available project lies at the physiologic interfacebetween host and pathogen. Specifically, the first phase ofresearch involves characterizing the microbiota of human diarrhealdisease samples and identifying antimicrobial factors important topathogenesis and transmission (e.g. antibiotics by LC/MS andbacteriophage). Samples will be characterized for markers of smallbowel overgrowth, environmental enteropathy, and innate/ acquiredimmunity dysfunction. Descriptive findings will then be evaluatedfor causation in animal models using genetic manipulations ofpathogens of interest (e.g. Vibrio cholerae). The secondphase will involve two clinical studies. The first is to study theimpact of single-dose antibiotics on the microbiota inside andoutside the gastrointestinal tract during cholera infection. Thesecond study involves assessing a novel point of care diagnosticfor V. cholerae. The clinical studies will requireintermittent field research.The position is available as soon as possible. The position is atleast one year and extension is contingent on satisfactoryperformance. Although this is a funded position, the candidate isencouraged to apply for additional funding.Laboratory information is available at: https://nelson.research.pediatrics.med.ufl.edu/resources/ Ph.D. and at least 3 first-author publications in an indexedjournal are required. A molecular microbiology skill-set AND aninterest in global health are required. Experience with nextgeneration sequencing, bioinformatics (R), immunology, genedeletion/ complementation in bacteria, animal models of infection,project management and field research are desired.Email inquiries using the subject “Post Doc” to Dr. Eric Nelson ([email protected] ) arewelcome; however, applications must be submitted online.Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2019 and willcontinue until a sufficient applicant pool has beenestablished.Applications should include a cover letter/letter of interestincluding a statement of your research accomplishments andinterests, curriculum vitae, and list of three references.Selected candidate will be required to provide three letters ofrecommendation and an official transcript to the hiring departmentupon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if adesignation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned froman education institution outside of the United States are requiredto be evaluated by a professional credentialing service providerapproval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services(NACES), which can be found at http://naces.org/ .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Another Tipp – Clare battle looms

first_imgTipperary will face Clare in the Munster Under 21 Football semi-final. The Banner comprehensively beat Waterford in last night’s quarter-final on a scoreline of 2-11 to 3 points last evening.Tipp will have home advantage for next Wednesday evening’s game – throw-in is at 7.30 in Semple Stadium.Cork earned a shot at Kerry in the other semi-final as the Rebels beat Limerick 5-8 to 2-12.last_img

Thursday’s QPR quiz

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic’s stunning overhead kick against England has inevitably led to comparisons with Trevor Sinclair’s famous goal for QPR against Barnsley. See how many of these five questions about the former Loftus Road favourite you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-64] YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

NCS postseason boys soccer: Taylor nets 3, Tigers trounce Trojans

first_imgNo. 5 Arcata High boys soccer team made easy work of visiting No. 12 Lower Lake, downing the Trojans 7-0 in the first-round of the North Coast Section Division-I playoffs, Wednesday afternoon at Arcata High.“The game doesn’t lie,” Arcata head coach John Davidson said. “It’s a blessing, these guys play travel soccer locally which is hard to do in Humboldt. These guys have the talent, I just came to a team that already had the potential.”Senior forward Jack Taylor notched a hat-trick for Arcata …last_img

Still trying to figure out what to do with dicamba in Xtend soybeans this year?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Even if you are planting RR Xtend soybeans, the answer to this could be: maybe nothing. A number of growers have told us that even though they are planting RR Xtend soybeans, they plan on “letting the dust” settle this first year and stay with their regular herbicide program. And then of course there are also some solid reasons to use dicamba in a preplant or postemergence treatment, depending upon what has been done in the field already and whether previous practices have been ineffective for control of certain herbicide-resistant weeds. A few other things to consider before we cover some of the dicamba use options:Be sure to know the dicamba labels and stewardship guidelines well. It might be worth assessing fields now to determine whether some just should not be treated with dicamba based on sensitive surroundings, and whether for others the wind direction the day of intended application will be a major consideration.While we use the term “dicamba” throughout this article for the sake of brevity, only three dicamba products are labeled for use in Xtend soybean herbicide programs — XtendiMax, FeXapan, and Engenia. Use of other dicamba products is not legal.For those planting both nonXtend and Xtend soybeans where dicamba use is planned, some type of system to ensure that dicamba is applied to the right fields might be in order.Check the websites for the dicamba products for approved mixtures and nozzles while in the planning stages, and be sure not to deviate from this list. We have these links in the Jan. 23 dicamba post on our blog — u.osu.edu/osuweeds.If relying on a custom applicator for dicamba applications, be aware that some are still declining to apply dicamba on soybeans this year, and other are charging higher fees for dicamba. This is good information to have now.There are several possible approaches to use of dicamba in Xtend soybeans. We tend to look at this with regard to three weeds, marestail, giant ragweed, and waterhemp (and common ragweed in areas), since current herbicide programs control everything else well usually, and these are our major herbicide-resistant weeds in the state. Our assumption is that where it is used, dicamba will be one component of the comprehensive two-pass approach of burndown and residual herbicides followed by postemergence herbicides that gets used on most of our soybeans. So our thoughts here are really along the lines of where dicamba can be plugged into this program to replace or supplement the other herbicides.Where current herbicide programs for RR soybeans are still effective for control of these more problematic weeds, there’s not necessarily a need for dicamba. One reason for use could be to reduce the selection pressure for resistance to certain herbicides due to their continuous use or overuse. An example of this is the reliance on site 14 herbicides (Valor and other flumioxazin herbicide, Flexstar and other fomesafen products, Cobra/Phoenix) in preemergence and postemergence applications for control of common ragweed that is resistant to glyphosate and ALS inhibitors. Continued use of this practice in soybeans is pushing the ragweed to become resistant to site 14 herbicides as well, and swapping in dicamba for fomesafen or Cobra in the postemergence treatment can mitigate this. The same thing can be said about waterhemp, based on the importance of POST-applied site 14 herbicides for control of glyphosate/ALS resistant populations, and the tendency for this weed to fairly rapidly develop resistance to anything used postemergence even as often as every other year.There can be issues of cost/effectiveness where dicamba is a better choice. For example, postemergence combinations of glyphosate + dicamba are likely to be more effective on glyphosate/ALS-resistant giant ragweed than combinations of glyphosate + fomesafen (Flexstar etc.) for about the same money. Dicamba can have a good fit in preplant burndown programs for control of marestail, to replace or supplement 2,4-D. The advantage to dicamba on marestail occurs primarily in fields not treated with herbicide last fall, since those are the fields where the variability in 2,4-D effectiveness has been observed for the most part. Dicamba will be more expensive than 2,4-D, but also more consistently effective in that specific situation.There are instances where dicamba will just be more effective than current herbicides, especially in weed populations for which herbicides have been so badly mismanaged for years that multiple resistance occurs and the population continues to increase. For growers who have multiple resistance already in ragweeds and waterhemp, the ability to use dicamba in postemergence applications may be the only good option left. The ability to use dicamba postemergence can certainly be helpful for marestail where the combination of preplant herbicides and suppression by soybeans fails to result in adequate control. Keep in mind when making seed choices that use of glufosinate in LibertyLink soybeans accomplishes most of what has been mentioned here also. And that failure to use any of these new technologies judiciously can result in selection for resistance to them as well and possibly reduce their utility fairly rapidly. Our assumption is that growers who have mismanaged current technology can just as easily mismanage and break any new tools as well. I would say “you know who you are” here but I would guess these growers are not avid CORN newsletter readers.Finally, using dicamba instead of 2,4-D in the preplant burndown treatment does away with having to wait seven days to plant soybeans, which certainly allows for more flexibility in the spraying/planting operation. Dicamba and glyphosate can be applied anytime before or after planting (and even after soybean emergence), but keep in mind the residual herbicides included in mixtures cannot. Almost all of the residual products have to be applied before soybean emergence. Any residual product that contains flumioxazin (Valor) should be applied within three days after planting per product labels. This restriction is in place to minimize the risk of injury to soybeans when application occurs too close to crop emergence. In our experience, risk of soybean injury with any product containing flumioxazoin or sulfentrazone (Authority) increases when applied at or after planting, compared with application a week or more prior to planting. Our suggestion for these products in the “Weed Control Guide for Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois” is that they be applied at least a week ahead of planting, even in dicamba systems where a wait between application and planting is not required.And a reminder also that weather can wreak havoc with the best plans. Planning to plant a lot of soybean acres first, with the assumption that the dicamba/glyphosate/residual mixture can be applied to all of these acres prior to soybean emergence (or within three days of planting where flumioxazin is used) can look good in theory. Insert a big rain somewhere in there and this can become more difficult to achieve. From a time and weather management perspective, the better approach would be to start applying dicamba/residual mixtures over the next several weeks as fields dry out, instead of trying to do it all at or after planting.And just a final note, while dicamba is more effective on marestail than 2,4-D is, waiting too long in spring to apply it can result in some problems controlling larger plants. In one 2016 OSU study, control of overwintered marestail plants, where stem elongation had started, was reduced when mixtures of dicamba and residual herbicides were applied in early May.last_img read more

TypePad Releases API, Recycles Pownce

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jolie odell In 2003, blogging software powerhouse Six Apart launched TypePad, a Movable Type-based hosted-blog service aimed at less tech-savvy users.Today, the company has announced TypePad Developer Program, a resource that will give developers access to the TypePad API and back end while running their sites on their own web servers. Six Apart is simultaneously launching TypePad Motion, a microblogging service built from the Pownce code base. Six Apart acquired Pownce from founders Kevin Rose (also founder of Digg), Leah Culver, and Daniel Burka in December 2008.The developer program will give developers access to a beta version of the TypePad API as well as documentation and the TypePad Motion open-source application, which can easily be adapted for other apps. The program also includes a forum, a mailing list, and a group for feedback and support.As the inaugural open-source app built for the TypePad platform, Motion is written in Python using the Django framework and is intended to help site owners build their communities quickly and simply. You can see the app in action on actor Zachary Quinto’s site.The functions and form are reminiscent of Yahoo! Meme or Tumblr, and content can be cross-posted to Facebook and Twitter. Site owners will have to contact Six Apart directly to integrate Motion into their sites.In a post on the Six Apart blog, CEO Chris Alden wrote, “Our platform enables developers to use structured objects, like blogs, posts, comments, people, activities, groups, and tags, to quickly and inexpensively build next generation social applications on a reliable, secure, and scalable platform.“We hope to dramatically lower barriers for those trying to get started on a shoestring to build the next Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.” Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Blogging#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

AA: Pulisic drops to bench for BVB

first_imgUnited States Americans Abroad: Pulisic drops to the bench as Dortmund players find form Ben Valentine @bvalentine14 Last updated 1 year ago 10:20 2/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Christian Pulisic Borussia Dortmund Atalanta Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images United States Varberg Championship Svenska Cupen Bundesliga Borussia M’gladbach v Borussia Dortmund Freiburg v Werder Bremen Burton Albion v Nottingham Forest IFK Göteborg v Varberg Freiburg Borussia Dortmund Werder Bremen Nottingham Forest Borussia M’gladbach Burton Albion IFK Göteborg Videos The teenager came on as a substitute over the weekend, and may face competition for his place as his teammates look to be in fine form Christian Pulisic’s past few weeks have been a bit of a mixed bag.On one hand, he’s contributed to the score sheet, having assisted on a Michy Batshuayi goal in two of the past three games he’s started. He’s also been the subject of rumors once more, with Chelsea the latest big Premier League side reported to be interested in his services.AdChoices广告But he has also, on form, not been quite as good as three of the players who play his position for Borussia Dortmund, and the result was a trip to the bench to start the club’s 1-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday. And it may not get much better in the short term. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Three things have happened that may make Pulisic’s playing time situation a bit more interesting over the next few weeks. One is the return of Marco Reus. The attacker is finally healthy once more, starting all three games since his return and scoring the winner against Gladbach.The second is the strong play of Andre Schurrle. While Schurrle dropped out of favor for a time under Peter Bosz, Peter Stoger’s hire has re-energized him. He’s scored two goals and added two assists in Dortmund’s past four games and went at least 87 minutes in all four. Pulisic, meanwhile, has gone 72, 85 and 85 minutes and then was off the bench against Monchengladbach.And the third is a nice run of form for Mario Gotze. He scored in a substitute appearance against Hamburg on Feb. 10 and again emerged off the bench to chip in two assists in the 3-2 Europa League win over Atalanta. That got Gotze rewarded with the start against Gladbach.Though Pulisic hasn’t been playing badly — lots of players would enjoy a run where they picked up two assists in four games — overall it’s hard to argue his play has been better than that of Reus, Schurrle and Gotze. And with the second leg against Atalanta this week followed by a matchup against Augsburg the following Monday, some more rotation is certainly possible.Early in the season, the presence of increased competition from Andriy Yarmolenko and Maximilian Philipp brought out the best in Pulisic. It will be interesting to see if this battle for playing time does as well.Chandler scores again for Eintracht FrankfurtTimothy Chandler Eintracht Frankfurt 021918Over the past month, while most of his fellow Americans playing overseas have struggled, Timothy Chandler has been on fire.Coming into Monday’s Eintracht Frankfurt match against RB Leipzig, Chandler had a goal and four assists in his past seven games, dating back to his return from knee surgery in mid-December.Chandler added to that total with a goal in the 22nd minute, sneaking back post to pounce on a ball off a scramble from a corner kick. He fired it home to level the score at 1-1. Minutes later, Kevin-Prince Boateng would score to give Frankfurt the lead and the 2-1 win. Timmy Chandler finds the equalizer for Frankfurt! That’s the American’s second goal of the season, both coming in 2018.Frankfurt 1-1 RB Leipzig https://t.co/3obfhmuUqT— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 19, 2018It was another game for Chandler starting on the left, where he has displaced Netherlands international Jetro Willems.Statistically, this is arguably Chandler’s best season. He had never scored more than one goal in any Bundesliga season until this year, and the four assists are also a career high. And this production has come despite Chandler missing time with a knee injury, and still having another third of the season to better his totals.Meanwhile, the result moved Frankfurt up to third in the Bundesliga table as the club’s incredible run continues.McKennie returns to trainingWeston McKennie SchalkeWeston McKennie was expected to be sidelined for about six weeks due to a knee injury, but there are positive signs he may return before that.The midfielder returned to individual training last week and was able to complete some running sessions. McKennie does not look as though he is back in full training yet and was not in the 18 for Schalke’s 2-1 win over Hoffenheim, but it certainly looks like he is in good shape to beat the estimates.While McKennie seems to be a quick healer, John Brooks continues to struggle with knee and foot problems. He missed Wolfsburg’s 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich on Saturday, and has not suited up for the club since Dec. 12. Overall, Brooks has played just seven of 23 Bundesliga games this season for Wolfsburg and will have his third manager of the season when he gets back on the field after Martin Schmidt resigned Monday.Fabian Johnson’s return date is just as murky. He has not yet returned to training as he remains plagued by a back problem, having not suited up for Gladbach since November.Rough weekends for Johannsson and LichajAron Johannsson’s rejuvenation has been one of the better stories for Americans playing abroad recently. Seemingly finished at Werder Bremen, he has managed to push himself into the starting XI over the past two weeks.But his run of good performances came to a halt Saturday as he had a rough game, committing the mistake that cost Bremen against Freiburg.Tracking back, Johannsson gave away a needless penalty that Nils Peterson converted to give Freiburg the lead, and an eventual 1-0 victory over Bremen.But it seems as though he still has the support of coach Florian Kohfeldt.”I just hugged him,” he said of Johannsson after the match. “I did not feel Aron was particularly bad today.”Meanwhile in the Championship, Eric Lichaj had his second straight rough game. After being subbed off at the half last week against Hull City in a 2-0 loss for Nottingham Forest, he lasted just 28 minutes before seeing a straight red against Burton for a violent tackle, though Forest managed to get a scoreless draw.Lichaj has bounced back from a lack of playing time at the start of the season to make himself a fixture in the Forest XI once more. But he’ll be forced to miss at least one game as he serves his suspension.Diskerud shines in Goteborg returnAt the end of the season in the Swedish Allsvenskan, a Mix Diskerud return to IFK Goteborg seemed to be best for all parties. He appeared amenable to it and the team wanted him back.After a roundabout journey this winter that saw Diskerud’s New York City FC contract canceled so he could sign with Manchester City proper — likely so the club could see some profit when he is eventually sold — he has finally landed back at Goteborg for another loan.He made his season debut for the club in the Swedish Cup and what a debut it was, coming on as a substitute and scoring the only goal in Goteborg’s 1-0 win over Varberg.It is more of the same for Diskerud in Sweden. He was very good for Goteborg last season, scoring five goals and adding three assists in the Allsvenskan, while lining up centrally and on the right for the club.And it certainly looks like Diskerud is set to continue with that success this year.last_img read more