Monthly Archive: April, 2018

You can see a lot by looking – confocal microscopy imaging of laminins (etc)


Science and art meet when imaging laminins and other ecm proteins using confocal microscopy

Troubles with -seq data


Hypothesis independent screens are really powerful but with great power comes great responsibility. While every gene, miRNa, or protein might matter, it can be a bit much for a 9am lab talk to… Continue reading

Bringing my molecular biology research into the real world – Aniridia Network UK meeting


by Thanos P. Last week I was invited to take part in the annual conference of Aniridia Network UK. There, I was given the opportunity to present the work we undertake in Liverpool… Continue reading

Setting the Benchmarks for Keratoconus Treatments


Our newest paper has just been published in the Journal of Refractive Surgery (available here – open access). In it we have examined the effects a procedure called corneal crosslinking has on the structure… Continue reading



Laminins are extracellular proteins, lamins are nuclear envelope proteins – similar names, very different jobs! Want to learn about laminins? Click here for our friendly intro. Wondering what the cone is all about?… Continue reading

Motivational tactics


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Laminin Research Highlights – what a difference a beta chain makes


#2 of our laminin highlights series. This time I want to draw  attention to two papers, both from March this year. On their own, each of these are pretty cool, asking important questions… Continue reading

Interviewing Confidence


Continuing our Conro’s PhD interview series… see other two here New Interviewing Techniques and Interviewing techniques

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