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A day in the cleanroom

Posted by on June 28th, 2016

Hello guys, I am a PhD student from University of Strathclyde, UK. My PhD career has two parts: microfabrication and neural recordings. With the help of novel semiconductor fabrication techniques, I can make micro-level devices for neuroscience applications such as neural recordings and optogenetics. The whole fabrication process is done in the cleanroom which can[…]

A day in the life of a gar lab

Posted by on June 21st, 2016

My name is Martin Minařík and I am a PhD student in Robert Cerny’s lab at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Our lab focuses mostly on the development of non-teleost fishes, namely bichirs, sturgeons, and gars. The advantage of having these animals as model organisms is that their breeding seasons alternate throughout the year,[…]

Madrid Adventure to Study Autophagy in Melanoma Stem Cells

Posted by on May 20th, 2016

I am hugely grateful to the Journal of Cell Science and the Company of Biologists for awarding me a traveling fellowship to visit the laboratory of Dr Guillermo Velasco at Complutense University in Madrid, Spain. During this visit I gained a greater understating of the skills and techniques used to manipulate autophagy regulatory pathways within[…]

Mole’s Wow! So now you have your own lab! Part IX – The big fight

Posted by on April 20th, 2016

This cartoon was first published in the Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.     Part I- ‘The imposter’ Part II- ‘The teaching monster’ Part III- ‘The Pact’ Part IV- ‘The fit’ Part V- ‘The plan’ Part VI- ‘FCTWAWKI’ Part VII- ‘Beaten and bruised’ Part VIII- ‘Money Matters’ (+1[…]

A Day in the Life of a Bat Lab

Posted by on March 15th, 2016

I am Aaron Harnsberger, a second year Master’s degree student in the Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.  The focus of this lab is on genetic regulatory divergence that results in the diversity of mammalian morphologies.  These morphological differences can be observed at various stages of development.  In this lab[…]

Raw Data: a cautionary tale

Posted by on March 4th, 2016

I’ve just finished reading ‘Raw Data’ by Pernille Rørth. As a disclaimer, Pernille ran the lab next door to me when I was a postdoc, and as Editor in Chief at The EMBO Journal helped train me up as an editor – I’ve got a huge amount of respect and liking for her as a scientist[…]

A day in the life of a Spider Lab

Posted by on February 17th, 2016

We (Anna Schönauer, Daniel Leite and Christian Bonatto) are PhD students in Alistair McGregor’s group (http://mcgregor-evo-devo-lab.net) at Oxford Brookes University, and it is a pleasure to briefly present our research on spiders. The university is located up on Headington Hill, from where we can look out across the beautiful spires of the great academic city[…]

How far is India from Europe?

Posted by on February 12th, 2016

The launch of a new partnership between EMBO and India made me think about what international connections mean to European research. One of the pleasures of being a research scientist is the opportunity to travel and explore different parts of the world. I’ve visited many countries and I have friends living and working all over,[…]

Zürich to Dresden and back: of small fish and big data

Posted by on February 9th, 2016

In Spring 2015, just a couple of months into my PhD, I started to settle with my new surroundings in Zürich, making friends in my PhD lab of Dr. Christian Mosimann, and learning the fine details of early zebrafish development. That is when suddenly one morning Christian casually asked me how I’d feel about moving[…]

A day in the life of an embryonic stem cell lab!

Posted by on February 5th, 2016

Hi everyone! I’m Helena. Some of you may know me as the current intern here at the Node, but next week, I will go back to Alfonso Martínez Arias’ lab at the University of Cambridge to continue working on my PhD. Our lab is interested in cell fate and differentiation in the context of early[…]