Shown good the bad and the ugly of embryonic stem cells Explaimed that they need feeding every day to keep them happy but when they are unhappy their default is to turn into neurons or a type of brain cell Ive noticed recently that the odd colony of stem cells amongst my tower of cell […]Read More Guest blog: ‘Cellfie’ of the month. The Dopaminergic Neuron.
How is it February already?! I swear it was only last weekend that I was in bed all day nursing my New Year’s Day hangover! I would like to think there would be some signs that Spring is on it’s way – but that is not looking likely here as I look out of the […]Read More ‘Cellfie’ of the month: February 2017
Welcome to the first ‘Cellfie’ of 2017! This post might be slightly different to previous ‘Cellfie’ of the month posts because as many of the regular readers of my blog will know – I work on embryonic stem cells and they need to be fed and looked after every day. As I am still working at […]Read More ‘Cellfie’ of the month: January 2017
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
Happy November y’all! With Halloween and Bonfire Night all gone for another year, the countdown to Christmas is on! But the penultimate month of 2016 has arrived and so comes with it the penultimate Cellfie of the Month for 2016! . In October’s Cellfie of the month, we took it back to basics looking at […]Read More ‘Cellfie’ of the month: November 2016
How is October here already!? But the temperatures here in the UK have already started to drop meaning my favourite season of the year has officially begun. Autumn to me is all about going back to basics and enjoying the simple things in life – leaves are falling off trees to grow new ones come spring, lab […]Read More ‘Cellfie’ of the month: October 2016
A new month has arrived, which means a new ‘Cellfie’ of the month! So this is just my second post in this series where I want to give you a bit more of a behind the scenes look into PhD life by showing you some of the sights I see down a microscope and talk […]Read More ‘Cellfie’ of the month: September 2016
One of my main aims for this blog (and in life!) is to try and make scientists ‘more human’. I want to break down the barriers between the scientists and the public and try and get people more interested in what is going on in the lab. So, since my last post I’ve been trying […]Read More ‘Cellfie’ of the month: August 2016