Pint of Science 2018 is all over. But right here in Southampton our festival was a huge success with a complete sell out of all our tickets. This is the first of two posts I want to write about this year’s festival and to continue celebrating the awesome research that is being done on your […]Read More 7 awesome things I learnt at Pint of Science 2018
My time as a PhD student is ticking away. It’s ticking away far quicker than I want it to be. It seems like only last week that I was writing and preparing my previous update at 8 months to go back in January. Now, the thesis submission deadline is at just 6 months! So, I […]Read More A PhD update: 6 months to go
Throughout the whole of November, whenever I have had the radio on in the lab, there has basically been Christmas songs on repeat! Now I’m one of those people that believe that Christmas cheer shouldn’t start until December – bah humbug, I know! – especially as I’m a December baby too! But this week, I’m […]Read More Lets go Christmas Carolling – science style..
We all have skin! The largest organ in our body that we all take for granted! It is protecting us from microbes and infections, helping us to regulate our body temperature and allows us to feel, touch and sense our surroundings. And it is doing all of that and more right now, even as you […]Read More Rare disease treated with new skin grown from stem cells
Scientists are often though of as dull, boring and monotonous nerds, right? But that could not be more wrong as I hope I am showing you with this feature on my blog. My next super scientist role model is showing you that scientists can also be incredibly creative! Now – I’m not talking about imagining […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Jen M.
Being a PhD student working in a lab environment, no two days are the same! Of course, there are always some techniques and tasks that you need to do a few days or even weeks running – that is the nature of research – but you are always moving forward or changing direction with what […]Read More A day in the life of a PhD student: Chapter 6.
In today’s world, social media influencers and YouTube personalities are basically celebrities. So, I am thrilled to announce then that I have a celebrity on the blog today… and she’s a scientist with over 25,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel!!! . This month’s Scientist in the Spotlight is a science vlogger and shares her videos […]Read More Scientist in the Spotlight. Alex D.
Up until now all the embryonic stem cell colonies I have shown you as part of my ‘Cellfie’ series have been beautiful, nice looking colonies with happy and pluripotent stem cells. That is about to change! So you’ve seen the good, now for the bad and the ugly! . As part of my research I […]Read More ‘Cellfie’ of the month: December 2016
I’ve always loved science and always seen myself doing something science related as a career! Obviously during the rough times and bad days doing my PhD, I’ve toyed with the idea that I wouldn’t want to be at the lab bench forever and loved the idea of being a scientific writer – although what that […]Read More Stem cell dentistry – my first trip into science writing!
So, I got my PhD 😀 and after a month back in the lab I’ve remembered how much I love science and how I want to talk about it with anyone and everyone and teach anyone about what I do. My PhD is in stem cell biology so the next few blog posts will be […]Read More What are stem cells?