Month: July 2015

About Regensburg

Posted on 30 July 2015 by Mark Sweeney

I’ve realised that, despite spending almost two months here, I’ve still yet to really talk about the city of Regensburg. Regensburg is a small city, in the south of Germany, in the region of Bavaria. It is about an hour and a half away from Munich. It is home to about 140,000 people, 25,000 of
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Posted on 29 July 2015 by Mark Sweeney

Since I last spoke a lot has been happening. First and foremost, my friend Michael came to visit. He flew in from Manchester on Wednesday, and he too was equally impressed by Singapore Airlines. We spent a few days together, where he visited Regensburg before spending the weekend in Munich. I was in the lab on
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Posted on 14 July 2015 by Mark Sweeney

This weekend, I met up with Yaw (who is in Gothenburg, Sweden) and Chris (who is in Munich), in Hamburg. It was about 11 hours travel for each of us – it took me 12 hours by coach, which was no small feat, but it was fantastic to see them! Firstly, this was a stop
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Posted on 7 July 2015 by Mark Sweeney

These last few days have been incredibly hot and also a lot of fun! On Friday, it was about 36º, so we finished half day at the lab; it was too hot to work. I went for lunch with the staff in the department to the pizzeria at the university. Later on that day, Fiona came
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Posted on 2 July 2015 by Mark Sweeney

Here we are, in July. The weather here is insane; I feel like I’m meting! The weather has been about 30-35º daily, and it is set only to get hotter. I’ve been more in the lab this week, and given a lot more responsibility. Last week, I was shown how a tissue sample is taken,
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