Rag-and-bone science: interesting results from recycled data

I was surprised and thrilled to learn that I was a joint winner of Parasitology Journal’s Early Career Research Award 2024 for my paper “Revisiting fecal metatranscriptomics analyses of macaques with idiopathic chronic diarrhoea with a focus on trichomonad parasites”. This work arose from a need to find new ways of generating interesting results for my PhD thesis while I was unable to access the lab during the Covid-19 lockdowns. The idea was to leverage the vast wealth of next-generation sequencing datasets available in online databases to address new biological questions.

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ICJ’s Provisional Order of 24 May in South Africa’s Case against Israel: An Example of how not to Couch a Judicial Opinion?

This brief essay would analyse the provisional order by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued on 24 May 2024 in South Africa’s application against Israel regarding the alleged violation of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Genocide Convention) in the Gaza Strip.…

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