The PhD officially starts! We had our proposals approved and started in our labs. Writing the proposal was a good practice in putting together my research and thinking through project ideas, though I’ve been warned it will likely change as time goes on… I’m now a neuroscientist! (Exciting). My project will investigate how endothelial cells… Continue reading Stairting
During our three week break between finishing the second rotation and starting the full PhD project I decided to work the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The idea was to improve my science communication, meet some new people and make a bit of extra money. I definitely did all of those things but had no idea… Continue reading Edinburgh International Science Festival
noun. Finished work, as in loosed from harness (apparently!) The end of our second rotations means a second report and presentation. It’s good to force yourself to sit down and analyse what you have (or in my case, what I don’t have!) and try to turn it into a coherent story. I figured out the… Continue reading Lous’d
International Women’s day is today, 8th March, so I thought I’d write a short post about a female scientist that I often think of when the topic of inspiring women comes up. I read about her in the first year of my degree when I put together a presentation for a seminar about a Nobel… Continue reading Lassies
verb (used without object) to dwell; abide; wait; remain I’ve been at the QMRI (pictures) for four weeks and now know my way around the labyrinth of corridors, but only based on the posters on the walls (turn left at the team building poster to get to the printer if you want to know) so… Continue reading Bidin’
Every year, Scotland celebrates it’s most famous poet Rabbie Burns on his birthday, 25th January. For my first Burns night in Edinburgh the Tissue Repair students got together to share the traditional fare of haggis, neeps and tatties. It’s also traditional to have ‘A Toast to the Lassies’ from one of the men and ‘A… Continue reading Burns Nicht
A Scottish saying to wish good luck for the New Year. Meaning ‘long may your chimney smoke!’ Post Christmas and Hogmanay I’ve now started in my new miniproject rotation. I’m working in the QMRI now with Dr. David Ferenbach and Prof. Jeremy Hughes looking at cell senescence, particularly in the kidneys. Cellular senescence is the… Continue reading Lang may yer lum reek!