Danke Freiburg

I arrived home from Germany just before Christmas (right before travel to the UK was cut due to Covid, luckily!), so here’s a little look back at my placement there. All in all the experience was fantastic, and was amazing for both professional and personal development. I’m extremely grateful to Dr. Alex Nyström for hosting... Continue Reading →

Christmas 2019 "a llama Christmas miracle" Christmas 2018 "llama toon tunes"

New paper published – Laminin N-terminus alpha31 (LaNt a31) protein distribution in adult human tissues

New paper out - LaNt a31 distribution in human tissue. Cool pics galore!

Ich habe Schwein gehabt! Going to Freiburg

Conro on his travels - 3 month student placement in Freiburg to work with Alex Nystrom

Teaching lab practicals in COVID conditions: 6 tips from my first classes

This week I taught four practical classes in COVID-secure conditions. Here are some tips from what I have learned.

You can see a lot by looking – fluorescence microscopy to brighten your day

Back in the lab post COVID and Dr Lee Troughton has been on the confocal microscope grabbing some cool pics of corneal epithelial keratinocytes assembling cell to matrix adhesions. Most of these images are of hemidesomosome proteins (integrin b4, collagen XVII, BPAG1e) or laminin 332. Hemidesmosomes are the points of attachment for where sheets of... Continue Reading →


Check out my interview on the Academy "Developing Practice" podcast

They grow up so fast, especially during lockdown – undergraduate project students

They grow up so fast, especially during lockdown - undergraduate project students

Ending lockdown?

Over the last few months with lab shutdown and the team all stuck at home, it didn't feel appropriate to keep going with our daily cartoons. Well that and there really wasn't all that much going on to provide inspiration. Well, we're back. Well, sort of. Our research lab partially opened last week with social... Continue Reading →

Win a private cookery lesson with JEAN-CHRISTOPHE NOVELLI and help fund cancer research.

Prize draw for cookery lesson with Jean Claude Novelli

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