Monthly Archives: March 2011

Map of Science

The science council has been working on a really cool interactive map of scientists in the UK to highlight the wide variety of science that goes on around the country and the variety of scientific careers that people can pursue. … Continue reading

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Carbon storage

We all hear quite a lot about climate change especially this week as it’s climate week, but one thing I haven’t heard much about is carbon storage so on Thursday I took the chance to go to Professor Herbert Huppert’s Bakerian prize lecture … Continue reading

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Silliness!

This is what blue sparkly nail varnish looks like under the microscope! Magnification x100 In case you’re wondering I use nail varnish in the lab when making slides to stop the glass coverslip from moving and ruining my precious dissections. … Continue reading

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So what do you actually do?

I find this one of the toughest questions to answer. I can think of an explanation fairly readily but it’s hard to know if I’m really giving an answer that means something to the person I’m talking to. I’ve often … Continue reading

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A wow moment

As you will already know if you read my L’Oreal foundation blog post, invertebrates are what got me interested in biology in the first place and I now work with fruit flies. Whilst I still get a huge amount of … Continue reading

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Story Time

More serious blog posts coming up soon but in the meantime I thought I’d tell you the story of how I came to be writing a blog. It all started back in 2005 when I started my current research project … Continue reading

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