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Bryony Graham

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Molecular Biologist

I have always been absolutely fascinated by the fact all the information required to build a human being is contained in a four-letter code. This completely blew my mind when I first heard of DNA at school, and twenty years later, the complexity and beauty of it still captivates me. Following this interest, I read Human Genetics at the University of Nottingham, and then moved to Imperial College London to study for my PhD. After that, I moved to Oxford, where I currently work on how changes in ‘junk DNA’ can cause defective red blood cell function, or anaemia. Throughout my academic career I have been involved in a wide range of activities to engage non-scientifically educated audiences with research, including science festivals, writing articles for newspapers and funding bodies, giving careers talks and doing scientific demonstrations in schools, and most recently setting up a blog for the WIMM (the institute where I work). 

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Tuesday 20th Feb 2018, 04.39pm

Deciphering the complexity of blood progenitor cells

Blood production by haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells is complex, with multiple proposed models of differentiation.

Tuesday 30th Jan 2018, 09.45am

Breaking the link – how robust are gene expression networks?

The intricate biological cascades that fine-tune cellular protein production are hugely complex – and so is the task of deciphering them. We found out more about a new technique developed in the Fulga lab to disentangle this regulatory web.

Tuesday 5th Dec 2017, 03.59pm

Lights, Camera, Immuno-action!

Melissa Bedard, a DPhil student in the Cerundolo Lab , writes about her research on invariant natural killer T cells, and the starring role they may be able to play in the fight against cancer.