Monthly Archive: March, 2018

God’s molecule


Laminins are known as “God’s molecule”. In most textbook images they are drawn as cross-shaped with three short arms and one long arm due to their appearance in rotary shadowing electron micrographs (see… Continue reading

New Interviewing Techniques


Continuing our cartoons about PhD interviews… Don’t worry, not all students have to do arts and crafts during their selection! Wondering what a basement membrane is? Conro wrote a simple intro here Wondering… Continue reading

Chopping up eyes and saving lives: Science Week in Sedgefield!


Last week was National Science week and schools around the country were doing things a little differently. Showing kids the “cool” side of science and what potential careers a degree in science can… Continue reading

Laminin Research Highlights – Developments in Laminin Therapies


This is the first of a new series of posts where we highlight recent developments in laminin research. In the first few months of 2018 there have been a little flurry of papers showing… Continue reading

Interviewing techniques


‘Tis the season of the PhD interview. Longer cartoon as Conro asked for his experience to be immortalised in cartoon form. This is part 1… the story will continue. More cartoons? Follow the… Continue reading

New Content added – Basement Membranes – a very friendly intro!


Basement membranes hold your tissue together. This page will introduce these key structural features in an easy way.

Multidisciplinary troubles


Multidisciplinary phds are great but they bring some extra challenges

Big news


Life in the laminin lab….big news! A quick cartoon to a) show the best way to deliver news…in a way that the recipient appreciates and b) pass on congratulations to Becky and Kyle.… Continue reading

Science phrases grammar quiz… is your grammar up to it?


How well did you learn your grammar? This quiz will put you to the test…

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