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 friends for post work picnic and old school sports. Throughout the evening, the multinational basis of our students and staff was apparent…

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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 and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool. It’s been fantastic, with uptake right across the breadth of institute – 49 pics coming from…

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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 5 days in December. It was worth it though, one of those unique experiences that let me appreciate the effort and commitment…

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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. A good chance for me to learn about why Edwardian britons joined the boyscouts, how to define Chinatown based on linguistics, stereotypes…

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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 demands on my time. So, how was 2014? Pretty good. The “Hamill lab” started the year with just me and Valentina, a…

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British Skin Foundation Studentship Available in Hamill Lab

See below for details; PhD Studentship: Dissecting the Role of LaNts and their Receptors in Epidermal Wound Healing and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Stipend: £13,863 pa Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, Department of Eye and Vision Science Location: Liverpool Project starting date: 1 December 2014 Closing date for applications: Friday 27 June 2014 Eligibility: UK…

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BBSRC Grant Funded!

My first post and its big news! The Biotechnology and Bioscience Research Council have decided to fund my application “Characterisation of LaNt regulation of basement membrane organisation in wound repair and angiogenesis.” Exciting times! Below is the summary from the proposal. Please feel free to comment with ideas, suggestions, feedback, collaboration ideas etc. Characterisation of LaNt regulation…

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