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Microbiologist now #Illustrator. Give #Science clarity, impact & pictures. Portfolio https://t.co/qZzBgHcsS0 ⭐commission in '23⭐ #SciArt #Microbiology #scicomm
Oct 1, 2020 34 tweets 60 min read
Here it is!

#Inktober2020 day 1 in my #PathogenPortraits series. After years of studying this in cow bums, it had to be #EcoliO157

It causes bloody diarrhoea & if that wasn't bad enough, sometimes kidney failure & death. More info @
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#sciart #microbiology Inktober2020 E. coli O157 c... #Inktober2020 day 2 in my #PathogenPortraits series. 'The Clap' (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) b/c who doesn't 💚 green purulent discharge?

It's sexually transmitted but also from mother->newborn during birth to cause blindness.
More info: microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Neis…

#sciart #microbiology Image
Sep 7, 2020 8 tweets 8 min read
#Haemolysis data indicates that #disruption of host cell #membranes by rotating #flagella is physically possible, despite what previously published measurements with firing gold nanobeads at tissue cultures tells us.

[Pls read the paper for the more complex story with E.coli] But what if #flagella did penetrate host cell #membranes? What might that mean?
Sep 7, 2020 9 tweets 8 min read
8 years since the first manuscript draft but it's finally here!

The interaction of #Ecoli O157 :H7 and #Salmonella Typhimurium #flagella with host cell #membranes and cytoskeletal components | #Microbiology #Pathogenesis #Thread

microbiologyresearch.org/content/journa… @strain9000 @ArielBlocker @MicrobioSoc This all started many 🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑 ago...

Jo Elvidge and I were looking at the role of #flagella in early infection of #Salmonella and #Ecoli in relevant animal tissue models (🐖🐄)

We spotted what looked like very intimate adherence... E.coli O157:H7 on Bovine terminal rectal cellsSalmonella Typhimurium on porcine epithelial cells