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Doubling up on Valentinas


At the beginning of August Dr Valentina Barrera (@Barrera_LVP) joined my team to work on the BBSRC funded project into the LaNt proteins and their roles in basement membrane formation. Valentina comes to… Continue reading

Journal club – season 4 champion


SInce starting in EVS I have established a student journal club. Initially this was ┬ápurely as a way to critically evaluate one new publication per week as chosen by the students. The goal… Continue reading

Sports day


Yesterday was the first, annual (hopefully), Dept of Eye and Vision Science (EVS) Sports day held at the beautiful Sefton Park in Liverpool. We had 5 teams of 5 participants + family and… Continue reading

Art of Science 2 – public engagement


On Friday 24th July we had the “meet the scientist” portion of the IACD imaging competition. In addition to the art display, we set up a light microscope with a bunch of cool/pretty/interesting… Continue reading

IACD Art of Science Competition


Over the last few months Hannah Levis, Brian McDonagh, Stephen Beard and myself have been running an “Art of Science” scientific images competition with the staff and students of the Institute of Ageing… Continue reading

They grow up so fast – #3 MRes edition


Time to say congrats and good job to another MRes student. Jessica Eyre has just finished her 10 weeks in the lab doing some really nice work on retinal pericytes and endothelial cells… Continue reading

Lab exposure on HGTV


Thanks to the efforts of my wife, we made an appearance on the HGTV show House Hunters International, telling the story of our move to Liverpool. Great fun to shoot over an intense… Continue reading

They grow up so fast


Valentina Iorio was in action today presenting her poster as part of the UofL 2nd year poster day. Cool event, beside all the posters from health and life sciences people were the other faculties.… Continue reading

St Paul’s Eye Unit and DEVS awarded freedom of the city


Last week (16-18th March 2015) St. Paul’s Eye Unit was admitted to the Freedom Roll of Associations and Institutions of The City of Liverpool in recognition of its service to the city (and… Continue reading

Year in review


I’m not very good at keeping up to date with these blog posts, but with Christmas approaching and most of my team finished or finishing up for the holidays I suddenly have less… Continue reading

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