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It’s the final countdown…

October 2019: Entering 3rd year – the big one. And my project has reached the most exciting stage! We can now begin collecting data from our newly generated transgenic mouse line!  This new mouse line is LaNt α31 overexpressing, but only when exposed to tamoxifen, meaning we have control over where and when LaNt α31…

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Inspiring the next generation of scientists with hands-on-activities and lab tours

How would a 10-year old (year 6) school child describe their experience in a science-based workshop at the University of Liverpool? Would they be more or less interested in science and in becoming a scientist after the visit? “Inspiring, educational, awesome, factual, exhilarating, incredible, epic, fab….” “It was like science heaven!” These are some of the…

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And so it begins…

Hi!  I’m Conro Sugden (aka Conor), and I’ll start my PhD in the Hamill Lab in October investigating  the mechanisms through which age and disease associated alveolar epithelial matrix changes drive development and progression of pulmonary fibrosis. This isn’t my first time being a part of the Hamill Lab; Dr. Hamill was my supervisor for…

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