Tag Archives: Genetics

More than a white lab coat and Birkenstocks: meet Verena Kriechbaumer

Verena Kriechbaumer is a researcher in the plant cell biology group at Oxford Brookes University. Her current project tries to get plants to clean up methane from soil such as ex-landfill sites or rice paddy fields. Why is that important and how … Continue reading

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From the Azores to Exeter to become a “Neuroepigeneticist”: Meet Isabel Castanho

Isabel Castanho is an Azorean PhD student in the University of Exeter Medical School, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society. Her current research is focused in understanding the association between epigenetics (the mechanisms that control how our genes are turned “on” … Continue reading

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Bringing science out of the labs: Meet Kayleigh Wardell

Dr Kayleigh Wardell is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the lab of Matt Neale (University of Sussex), which investigates the mechanisms by which chromosomes are rearranged during meiosis. Meiosis is a specialised form of cell division that produces gametes and a … Continue reading

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