Until now we have simply sent all the images of each M. tuberculosis sample growing on each and every of the 14 antibiotics out to be classified by the citizen scientists. A while ago we realised that some images are “easy” in the sense that all the volunteers we show it to all give exactly the […]
It has been a while since I updated everyone on how BashTheBug is going.
If you want to know about how BashTheBug is helping tackle tuberculosis and fits into the international CRyPTIC research project, listen to this podcast by OxfordSparks where you can hear interviews with Philip Fowler as well as the leading BashTheBug volunteer, ElisabethB.
Check out the work of my friend Lucy Turner who has created some textile designs based on various tuberculosis objects (if you look carefully you can see some based on the 96-well plates we classify). View this post on Instagram #Tuberculosis #ntumastered #proteincoils #cryticproject #mutation image by @lucyrachaelturner A post shared by Lucy Turner (@textilescience) […]
This public event comprised three talks, each about 15-25 minutes long. Videos of each talk can be found on YouTube, links below.
BashTheBug has just got back from the recent European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Madrid, Spain. You can see some descriptive analysis of the first-dataset on this poster (free to access).
BashTheBug was officially launched one year ago today. Since then 10,213 people from all over the world have classified 735,070 images of M. tuberculosis growth, which is one every 43 seconds all year. You’ve finished three datasets; an initial validation set from seven clinical laboratories from four continents and then two further datasets from two […]
Researchers from ModMedMicro showed BashTheBug to the public today at the Oxford Natural History Museum as part of Super Science Saturday. Thanks to Nick, Tree, Ali and others!
A week ago on Saturday, BashTheBug and Lucy Turner together ran a stall at the annual, extremely popular Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar.
It has been a while since I provided an update on how many classifications everyone is doing. We are approaching a significant milestone; to date 9,705 people have contributed to BashTheBug! It will be BashTheBug’s first birthday in a bit over a month on Saturday 7 April 2018, so hopefully our 10,000th person will join […]