When you think of drugs and the London Underground, you probably don’t get a completely wholesome, let alone scientific image. I am going to tell you how we can use systems such as the London Underground to improve the design of new drugs. The London Underground map is an example of a mathematical network, or […]
I recently had the incredible experience of taking part in the FameLab UK Grand Final at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London. FameLab is a science communication competition that was started by the Cheltenham Science Festival in 2005. It has since grown into an international event, with 27 countries now taking part. Contestants have three minutes […]
I recently competed in the FameLab UK North West Regional Finals with a talk all about mucus and the bacteria Helicobater pylori. I was fortunate enough to win the final and will now be heading to the National Finals in London in April! For more information about FameLab, please see http://www.famelab.org/uk Enjoy!
This is a story about a woman named Henrietta. Henrietta Lacks. Henrietta was born in Virginia in 1920. She grew up on a struggling tobacco farm, living in the same building where her great-grandparents had lived as slaves years earlier. In 1951 Just 4 months after giving birth to her fifth child, Henrietta was diagnosed […]
My PhD is in the field of cell biology. More specifically, I am trying to find out how cells ‘feel’ and respond to the environment around them. I am on a one man mission to prove that they are not just boring blobs, but actually fascinating molecular machines! One process that I work on is cell […]