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About: Helena

Currently doing an internship at the Node as part of my PhD in Alfonso Martínez Arias' lab at the Department of Genetics in the University of Cambridge. Interested in genes and gastrulation.

Posts by Helena:

“Decoding the Language of Genetics”, a review

Posted by on February 7th, 2016

Modern biology is impossible to understand without genetics. Students today would struggle to understand Mendelian inheritance without the idea of the gene, and labs worldwide use molecular biology and genetic techniques to study different organisms and processes. Genetics has revolutionised the study of biology in the past century, and the study of genetic material keeps[…]

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[…]

New intern at the Node!

Posted by on October 27th, 2015

Hello readers of the Node! My name is Helena, and for the next few months I’ll be helping to run the Node, while Cat concentrates on other projects to make the Node even better! I am Spanish, but I moved to the UK five years ago to study Biochemistry. I am currently doing my PhD[…]