Interview

INTERVIEW: A conversation with Maria Lo Giudice

Posted on 1 June 2018 by Andrew Hollins

In what could be seen as a bit of a departure for the blog this post reflects a conversation that I had with one of the School’s PhD student cohort, Maria Lo Giudice. Maria like growing numbers of PhD candidates enjoys a multi-partner, multi-institute, and multi-country period of study in seeking her doctorate. She is a visiting
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Career advice from a Blocked Frog

Posted on 7 June 2016 by Maddy Young

Contributed by Dr Matt Smalley (with marginalia from Douglas Adams, Blackadder, J.R.R. Tolkien and Machiavelli) I came across a quote from Douglas Adams this week, while thinking about what to put into this piece.  “Anything invented before your fifteenth birthday is the order of nature. That’s how it should be. Anything invented between your 15th
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NEWS – “Untangling the Volcanic Earthworm Genome”

Posted on 19 May 2016 by Andrew Hollins

Researchers within the School have taken their research into the crowd funding space and through an experiment.com project campaign. They are seeking $5000 to support the project that is outlined below in a summary provided by Luis and Dave – Biosciences Research Staff who have been leading the funding campaign. Read, enjoy, engage, and perhaps get behind
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Dr Kenneth Ewan

INTERVIEW: Kenneth Ewan – My Experience with Translational Science and Drug Discovery

Posted on 9 May 2016 by Andrew Hollins

Contributed by Kenneth Ewan “My Experience with Translational Science and Drug Discovery” Ken’s background My PhD and early postdoc work focussed on developmental biology ending with a productive project at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California investigating TGF-b1’s role in mammary gland development, homeostasis and its response to ionising radiation. My experience up to this
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INTERVIEW: Public Engagement- Karen Reed

Posted on 15 April 2016 by Maddy Young

Contributed by Dr Karen Reed Why get engaged? I am not, of course, referring to the activity which pre-empts marriage. Rather the critical activity of communicating our work to the general public in a way that allows them to connect with the science, and to understand the “why” and “how” behind what we do as
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INTERVIEW: Ali Baird – ‘research to goldsmith’

Posted on 23 March 2016 by Andrew Hollins

There can often be a focus on prescribed pathways through scientific careers, however few experiences truly follow a linear trajectory. Here is an example of an evolving work / life path that stopped off within Biosciences for many productive years before hitting upon an interesting new direction… in Ali’s case literally ‘going for gold’… Contributed by Ali
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INTERVIEW: Maddy Young (RSG Co-Chair)

Posted on 2 March 2016 by Andrew Hollins

Contributor – Maddy Young Co-chair Biosciences Research Staff Group (Fixed Term Research Staff representative) Research Associate on a Cancer Research UK funded programme grant Since finishing my PhD at Cardiff in 2013, I was fortunate enough to be able to continue my research into the relationship between intestinal stem cells and colorectal cancer as a
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