How do self-tanning agents work? A combination of Chemistry and Biology define what works best. Understanding the process has large commercial potential. This review covers all aspects of the self-tan reaction…from bench to salon!
Category: public outreach
Rare Disease Awareness Day 2022 – highlighting Aniridia
28th February is “Rare Disease Awareness Day”, shining a light on the 300 million people living with rare diseases. Here I shine a light on aniridia and our work toward a cure.
Charity bike ride
Possibly foolish. I’m riding in the Liverpool to Chester cycle and raising money for the St Paul’s Research Foundation Trust at NHS Royal Liverpool Hospital. Sounds like a nice time, except I foolishly will be using my fixed-gear bike and, equally foolishly, my old, tired body complete with dodgy knees and larger than strictly necessary belly. Foolish.
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Achievement unlocked – 1/2 marathon completed
Final update on my half-marathon fundraising for North West Cancer Research
Fundraising: half marathon for NWCR
(TLDR: go to my “just giving” page here!) At the end of last year I made a decision that I … More
Spooky science (public engagement)
What better way to celebrate Halloween than by dissecting eyes with school kids? Spooky? Not really. Informative, enjoyable and rewarding … More
Today Conro, Danielle and I were at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry as part of “Superhero scientists” at … More
Life in the lab – in it for the fame?
Outreach and dissemination is a key part of doing research. Indeed, our work is funded indirectly via the tax payer … More
Chopping up eyes and saving lives: Science Week in Sedgefield!
Last week was National Science week and schools around the country were doing things a little differently. Showing kids the … More
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 … More