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 →

Valuing mystery

We have a mystery. For years forks have gone missing from our communal kitchen. Not one or two occasionally being taken home then reappearing a few weeks later. Nope. I bought 50 really cheap forks a couple of years ago and as of this week they have all gone. Putting our best minds on the... 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

New paper out – the road to conjunctival happiness

Overview of our paper: Mass Spectrometry Reveals α-2-HS-Glycoprotein as a Key Early Extracellular Matrix Protein for Conjunctival Cells

You can learn a lot by looking – cool pics from our recent work

As a little positive aside from all the COVID-19 related news, here is a the first of a little collection of cool science pics generated by the team over the last few months. Today's post features a selection of immunohistochemistry images from human tissues.

Stop saying "significant" in COVID19 science articles

"People with blood group A have a significantly higher risk for acquiring COVID-19 compared with non-A blood groups" proclaims the conclusion of a preprint study. Now this is from a preprint, it has not gone through peer-review and most people who have read it have some serious concerns about the methodology [scroll to the bottom... Continue Reading →

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