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More Illustrator fun

I decided to update my site logo. Here is the original … And now, behold! Basically it comes down to my Ph. D project being heavily involved in studying what Bacterial pathogens ‘eat’, and how they replicate inside otherwise hostile environments. While I don’t work on this anymore, it’ll always […]

Sorry, Lab is unavailable at this time

WELL- as of last Friday, my lab has effectively been shut down! We have one individual who’s been granted special permission to continue with their experiments (and provide some bare minimum assistance to maintain some other peoples’ essential experiments), but that’s it! All other lab members are working from home, […]

Some reading material

Seeing as a lot of us are working from home, self-isolating, or getting bombarded with rather depressing news, I thought I’d compile a list of previous posts that might tickle your fancy. For those that want to think about a career in research: Want to know whether you’re cut out […]

Second manuscript re-submitted!

Some of you may have been following my posts regarding my second manuscript. I’ve been doing experiments this year to address the comments we got back from our reviewers, and it’s been a tedious endeavour but we’ve finally compiled everything (additional new text, new figures) and sent it back to […]

My last westerns?

I’ve written before about western blots (I’ve written an overview here), but as I was running what may become my last protein gel, I thought I’d just document it and write a lengthier post on them. So as I’ve written before, we use western blots to visualise proteins. I’m currently […]

Nearly submission time…

One week left until the submission deadline for my Ph. D thesis! Thankfully I’m at the stage now where I’m just looking for spelling/grammatical/punctuation errors. All the major comments from both of my supervisors have been addressed, all my figures have been finalised… It’s a good place to be. So […]

General update

Where did February go?? January wasn’t too bad but February has been intense. Since my last official update, I’ve progressed through my cloning woes to get two of my plasmids, plasmid #8 and #9. Plasmid #2 is being a pain, so I haven’t got the green insert in yet. But- […]