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!
Verb, talking for a long time The first miniprojects complete, it was time to bring them to a close with a short report and presentation. It was a good motivator to mull over the data generated and turn it into something meaningful, though it was a challenge to do this from only a few weeks of… Continue reading Blethering
Four things I’ve learnt (lairnt) during my first miniproject on the programme… 1. An incalculable amount about the MS brain! Not having done much neuroscience in my undergraduate degree, my first mini project with Anna Williams and Charles ffrench-Constant was a fantastic opportunity to gain some knowledge in an area I’ve always had an interest… Continue reading “Lairnin'”
Scots, verb Meaning: crouch down / settle in (to) October 2016 Piling into the Old Anatomy Lecture Theatre as a flow of postgraduate students it felt a lot like Freshers week again. Introductory lectures, meeting my new course mates, the old ‘where are you from/what are you studying’ question set. Familiar territory but new faces.… Continue reading ““Coorie doon (tae)”