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About: annabel.nicholson

Science Communications Officer at The Company of Biologists.

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An interview with Dawei Sun

Posted by on November 24th, 2020

  Dawei Sun has just finished his PhD in Dr Emma Rawlins’ lab at The Gurdon Institute here in Cambridge, UK. He has remained in the city with his wife for the duration of the pandemic. In the middle of the UK’s second lockdown we met him, virtually, to find out how he is doing,[…]

A day in the life of a returning Spider Lab

Posted by on July 14th, 2020

Alistair McGregor’s group at Oxford Brookes University uses Drosophila and the common house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum to understand how different shapes and sizes of animals evolve. Back in 2016, two PhD students in Alistair’s lab shared a day in the life of a spider lab. Four years and one pandemic later, we caught up with[…]

Engaging Chinese developmental biologists with WeChat

Posted by on April 17th, 2020

Social media gets a hard time these days, and in some instances rightly so. For the scientific community however, it’s a powerful platform for informal science communication and fruitful collaborations. On Twitter for example, the developmental biology community shares news, discusses research, celebrates publications and commiserates grant rejections. It can be a supportive, informative and[…]