Isolating cells from a skin biopsy

Last week I started a really exciting experiment using a skin biopsy…! For any experiments using human samples, scientists have to seek approval first from an ethics committee to ensure that volunteers, samples and data will all be handled correctly or ‘ethically’. For even a small saliva sample, ethics approval is necessary before carrying out any… Continue reading Isolating cells from a skin biopsy

Jodrell Bank Observatory

Whilst visiting Manchester for Easter we popped over to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Jodrell Bank is a University of Manchester observatory that is open to the public to find out about the work that takes place there. The site is home to the Lovell Telescope – the third largest radio telescope in… Continue reading Jodrell Bank Observatory

My assessment centre experience

I was hoping to publish this post last week but got caught up in the Easter break and so it’s a little bit late (sorry!). But anyway, I wanted to chat about my experience a couple of weeks ago with an assessment centre… Now, until I came to university, I didn’t even realise that assessment… Continue reading My assessment centre experience

Collecting fruit fly eggs

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 ( 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