Scariest costume ever?

P=0.06 shouldn't be scary. The difference between 0.05 and 0.06 isn't very much; you are only 1% less confident that the difference you have observed is real. It doesn't mean you don't have a difference! However, sometimes it feels like a disaster. Remember, the data are what they are so say what you see! A... Continue Reading →

Little help please boys

Superhero sunscreen?

Today Conro, Danielle and I were at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry as part of "Superhero scientists" at the Manchester science week. These public engagement events are a great way to start the conversation about science (and how cool it is) to kids. They're tiring but a fun time for all involved. About 1000... Continue Reading →

Welcome Olivia

Welcome Olivia! The team welcomed a new member recently, Olivia Kingston joined us for her MRes project.  Her project will investigate one of our favourite proteins, LaNt a31, and it's effects on corneal epithelial cells. Should be a fun time. Of course, a new team member means a new character (and hopefully some new material) for... Continue Reading →

Ban bar charts

Time for a timely reminder to my students; bar charts are not a good option when it comes to continuous variables. Show me the data, no hiding here!

How do you study? Now updated with outcomes!

The 2018 cohort of Masters in Research students took their end of module multiple choice exam today. While the class stress about their answers to the questions, it's a chance for me to learn whether the changes I've made to my teaching approaches are working or not. I love data (no surprise) and so building up... Continue Reading →

Pilot study

Next week we will be running experimental design workshops for the new PhD students in our institute... time to roll out the puns! Want to know more about experimental design - reach some of our teaching resources here or you can download some of the slides via slideshare https://www.slideshare.net/KevinHamill2/experimental-design-cartoon-part-5-sample-size  

They grow up so fast – Conro and Liam’s 1st year PhD talks

Another milestone was reached this week for Liam and Conro as they entered the second year of their PhDs. The transition of a prospective PhD student into year 2 is marked by an talk to the whole institute as part of their rite of passage. It's quite a stressful time, the first real opportunity to show... Continue Reading →

Sartorial elegance…

And Schmoo boy was born. super students Conro now has schmoos for all occasions including a dedicated "presentation schmoo"! Schmooing around

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