New Paper Published – Deidentification / informed consent

Congratulations to Frank Preston on publishing his paper on informed consent in publishing and deidentification methods, out today in the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. This work came from his MRes in Clinical Sciences research project with myself, Austin McCormick and James Hsuan last year. The premise of the study was very... Continue Reading →


Christmas traditions have been interrupted again this year, but it hasn't stopped us. Happy Holidays from the LaNts and laminin team (l-r Jiraroch, Kevin, JohnJohn, Conro, Fawziah, Liam, Bilge and Natasha). Previous Christmas messages: Christmas 2020 Christmas 2019 A llama Christmas miracle herd immunity

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New Paper Out – Risk factors for corneal epithelial wound healing: Can sex play a role?

Nice little collaborative paper out in the European Journal of Ophthalmology, authored by Giulia Coco - Risk factors for corneal epithelial wound healing: Can sex play a role? * The simple answer to that question, is yes. Obviously, the more convoluted answer has a lot of caveats with the biggest being that correlation does not... Continue Reading →

Editing for impact #4 – Get Rhythm – Paragraph length and flow.

Good writing is effective writing. In science writing, efficacy comes from your readers being able to absorb the information you are trying to deliver. If your work is so dense that it can’t be understood, or so boring that your reader switches off and stop reading at paragraph 2, then you are not being effective... Continue Reading →

A case for the passive voice -editing for impact #3

Passive voice: good or bad? It depends on context. This post examines when you should or shouldn't use it.

New paper out – Laminin polymerization and inherited disease: lessons from genetics

New mini-review about laminin mutations and their effect on basement membrane assembly and tissue function.

They grow up so fast – Introducing Dr JohnJohn!

Thursday was another landmark day for the lab; John "John" Knox defended his doctoral thesis at his viva voce. We can proudly say that there's a new Dr Knox in town! Dr Knox enjoying a well earned pint JohnJohn's PhD research was all centred around the progressive eye disease glaucoma. Glaucoma is highly prevalent disorder... Continue Reading →

Jobs! Short-term PDRA in small nucleotide-based therapies for ocular disease

We have at least one, likely two, postdoctoral researcher posts available to work on projects relating to use of short activating RNA as therapeutics for diseases affecting different structures within the eye. These posts are an exciting collaboration between ourselves in the Dept of Eye and Vision Science at the University of Liverpool, research active... Continue Reading →

50 mile charity bike ride complete

Today, myself, a team from St Paul's Eye Unit of the Dept of Eye and Vision Science + several thousand other cyclists rode from Liverpool to Chester then back again (~80 km/50 mile round trip). For many of us (myself included). This was not only first time doing this ride, but also the furthest I've... Continue Reading →

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