Publish or perish?


I am approaching the three year anniversary of taking up my position as a lecturer at Liverpool and with each passing week the pressure to publish grows more and more. The current manuscript… Continue reading

They grow up so fast – MRes Jan’16 edition


It’s been a busy and fun few months for the Hamill lab in terms of MRes projects…. Here are some photos from their poster day today. Side by side looking at the diverse… Continue reading

Coping with hair loss


Not mine. That’s a thing I have dealt with a long time ago and I fully embrace upsidedown head status. Nope, I’m talking about my wife’s. The past 4 months have been harder… Continue reading



It’s finally here. The Department of Eye and Vision Science and the rest of the Institute of Ageing and Chronic disease have begun moving into their new home, the brand new, custom designed,… Continue reading

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

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