Stuart Peirson is an Associate Professor in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology and a Group Leader in the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi). After completing a BSc in Neuroscience at Sheffield University, and a PhD at the Institute of Ophthalmology UCL he moved to Imperial College to work as a BBSRC postdoctoral Research Associate. Subsequently, working as a Wellcome Trust Research Associate, Dr Peirson contributed to the identification of the melanopsin pRGC system in humans as well as the characterisation of melanopsin signalling pathways.
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Ideas to Inventions Club
If you enjoy designing, creating and building things – from cars made of cardboard boxes to Lego spacecraft, why not come along to Science Oxford's brand new inventors club? In this fun-filled introduction to engineering, ther fabulous team will give you some great challenges to complete: from raft building to illuminating Egyptian tombs. ...
From medicine to the movies and back: how do they do those special effects, produce amazing characters and create imaginary worlds?
For much of the last nearly 200 years, a huge amount of work has been undertaken to record, analyse and characterise gait – the patterns of movement when we walk. The common objectives were to enlighten clinical understanding and to improve the quality of life of many thousands of children, veterans and people challenged by disability.
Fires and Queueing
Tonight I heard a story that I think encapsulates the UK perfectly. The server at the pub noticed a fire in a trash receptacle (I think that's what it was) just outside of a Starbucks on the High Street. He went inside and asked for water to put out the fire, indicating explicitly that it was a fire. The employees at Starbucks wouldn't let him...
The Mexico City earthquake, 19 September 1985
As a volcanologist based in the UK, I am in the privileged position of rarely being affected by the natural events that I study. And, although I have worked for extended periods of time in earthquake-prone regions, I have never experienced anything more than the gentle nudge of a small tremor.
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