Today I thought I would give you all an update on where my work with the flies is up to. In my last fly post (https://harperphd.com/the-importance-of-the-fruit-fly/) I mentioned that I would be using the humble fruit fly as a side project to my research and that I needed to have a run-through of my methods… Continue reading Collecting fruit fly eggs
This week I have been super busy learning a new technique in one of the labs down at the hospital, so I haven’t been able to post this as early as I wanted to. But anyway, I wanted to write a little bit more about the funding help that I’ve had to get to where… Continue reading Hope Against Cancer
My research is focussed on radiotherapy for breast cancer patients and so most of my work looks at human cells, but as a small side project to complement what I am doing in humans we have decided to carry out some experiments on flies too… Now you might ask what the relevance of looking at… Continue reading The importance of the fruit fly
Today is the last day of February. The month seems to have flown by… one day closer to warmer weather and with this week’s ‘beast from the east’ cold spell hitting, that spring sunshine can’t come quick enough! Today is also the day that I reflect on all of the career development training that I… Continue reading Working on the basics
Friday was my first time training at another institute and my first time in a lab outside of the University. I was visiting one of the Public Health England labs down in Oxford to learn a new experiment which we hope to get working in the lab. The experiment analyses the amount of damaged DNA there… Continue reading In a lab out of Leicester
Some people never imagined they would have the career they do, others envisage it from a young age and I definitely fall into the latter category... My first memory of wanting to work in science was when my parents took my sisters and I to the National Space Centre as kids. At that point I… Continue reading How did I get here?