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David Pyle

Volcanologist
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:02
Why does it always rain (ash) on me?

On May 1st, 1812, a remarkable weather system reached Barbados. 'At half-past twelve AM a heavy dark cloud obscured the heavens completely. [..]  at half past one a sandy grit began to fall in small quantities'. Through the night there was the sound of explosions and thunder, and by late...

Bryony Graham

Bryony Graham

Molecular Biologist
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 16:39
Deciphering the complexity of blood progenitor cells

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

Bryony Graham

Bryony Graham

Molecular Biologist
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 09:45
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.

David Pyle

Volcanologist
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 00:35
Lahar: Lost in translation?

Since late September, the eyes of the volcano world have turned to Gunung Agung. This prominent volcano in Bali last erupted in 1963, when it released enough sulphur dioxide to form a global stratospheric sulphate aerosol layer that led...

Bryony Graham

Bryony Graham

Molecular Biologist
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 15:59
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. 

 

Bryony Graham

Bryony Graham

Molecular Biologist
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:41
Sensing viruses: The alarm system in our cells

Layal Liverpool, a DPhil student in the Rehwinkel lab, writes about her research on how cells are able to tell the difference between their own molecules and those of invading viruses.