Please join us for a symposium to unveil the Bateson Centre at the University of Sheffield - to be held this September (13th-15th September 2017). There are some fantastic speakers and also the opportunity to present your own work. Registration is open until 28th July and abstracts can be submitted up until 15th June. Register at:
So, why not come and visit us, hear some awesome science and also see our beautiful city while you are at it!
Dr Emily Noel (Emily's lab website) and I visited Y5/6 and Y6 at St Wilfrid's Primary School last week for Science Week. We had a great time talking about the use of flies and zebrafish in biomedical research. It was lovely to see such enthusiasm for science and the children really loved seeing the fish and flies in the flesh. Here are some pictures they drew from an activity designed to teach them about how gene sequences can determine the characteristics of organisms. Thanks to Mr Marshall and Mrs Clements for letting us come in. Watch out, some of the mutant flies and fish are a bit scary!
We have an exciting PhD project available for 2017. See the link below to find out more about the project. Feel free to get in contact with me for more details (email@example.com):
Discovery Medicine North - closing date 6th January
Emma receives her award from Prof. Steve Renshaw
Caroline (Caz) Butcher was a much beloved colleague who sadly passed away earlier this year. Caz helped Tim Chico set up his lab in the early days of what was then the MRC Centre for Developmental Genetics and provided friendship and support to innumerable colleagues. So when the Bateson Centre decided to have an award to celebrate some of the people who's work can sometimes go unnoticed behind the scenes it made sense to name the award after Caz.
I'm delighted to announce that Emma Armitage, our lab's research assistant, was chosen for the award yesterday at the Bateson Centre's away day. Emma gave a brilliant talk outlining some, but not all. the projects she has helped set up since beginning here in autumn 2014. One of the main reasons I nominated her for the award was her selfless attitude and willingness to establish techniques and projects and to then hand them over to other members of my lab. She is the glue that holds us together and has the patience of a saint with the rest of us! One of the reasons I think she was chosen, against 3 other equally outstanding nominees, was that she's fulfilled a similar role to Caz, helping a junior PI in establishing themselves in the centre. Well done and thank you, Emma!
Caz and her family set up a charitable fund to help families in Sheffield living with cancer. If you would like to find out more please visit the Caroline's gift website here.