Hans Zauner - November 19, 2018
In GigaScience, Benjamin Makepiece and his co-authors from Liverpool present genome assemblies of two trombidid mite species, the itch-inducing chigger mite and its more benign cousin, the velvet mite. The bite of the chigger mite can transmit a life-threatening bacterial disease, scrub typhus. When the authors explored the gene content of the mites’ genomes, searching clues for […]
Scott Edmunds - September 14, 2017
Q&A with Casey Greene & Brian Byrd on the Research Parasites Award, and why they are promoting secondary reuse of research data (and Symbionts)
Scott Edmunds - February 24, 2017
Author Q&A with Tatsuhiko Kadowaki where we get the Buzz on Bee Parasites, specifically honey bee ectoparasitic mite, Tropilaelaps mercedesae
Scott Edmunds - June 16, 2016
Following our announcement this month of a new collaboration and integration with protocols.io, we’ve gone into more detail on the first two papers that have utilised this open access repository of scientific methods and collaborative protocol-centered platform. To give some insight into his work, we have one of our author Q&As with Associate Professor Tony Papenfuss, lead author of our scabies genome paper.
Scott Edmunds - June 3, 2016
Two new research papers on scabies and tapeworms published today showcase a new collaboration with protocols.io. This demonstrates a new way to share scientific methods that allows scientists to better repeat and build upon these complicated studies on difficult-to-study parasites. It also highlights a new means of writing all research papers with citable methods that can be updated over time.