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Bryony Graham

Bryony Graham

Molecular Biologist
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 15:39
Building a blood factory

On 29 September the University put on its largest-ever public engagement activity across several locations and well into the evening.  The Curiosity Carnival aimed to engage people from all over Oxford in the exciting and varied research that goes on within the University.  Dannielle Wellington...

Bryony Graham

Bryony Graham

Molecular Biologist
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 17:07
Deciphering the power of the leukaemia stem cell

Healthy stem cells produce billions of different cells every day, and these go on to perform a wide range of functions in our bodies. But this production line can be hijacked, as is the case in certain types of cancer. One such cancer is Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). Zahra Aboukhalil, a DPhil...

Bryony Graham

Bryony Graham

Molecular Biologist
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 15:43
Sensing viruses: shape matters

Viruses are basically packets of nucleic acid, DNA or it’s sister molecule RNA. Our cells have therefore evolved to recognise these molecules as a sign of virus infection. A recent...

Bryony Graham

Bryony Graham

Molecular Biologist
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 16:10
Breaking boundaries in our DNA

Each of the cells in your body contains an instruction manual, otherwise known as your DNA, with all the information required to build an entire human being. An important open question in biology is how different cells get directed to the right part of this manual to find the instructions for...

Sam Henry

Detector Scientist
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 20:49
The Many Ways to Search for Dark Matter

They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care, They pursued it with forks and hope, They threatened its life with a railway-share, They charmed it with smiles and soap.

Lewis Carroll

Sam Henry

Detector Scientist
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 21:59
Mistakes and Misadventures in Experimental Particle Physics

Last weekend I joined Fran Day, Tessa Baker, Ken Peach and Andrei Seryi on a discussion panel on the topic of “Mistakes in Physics” as part of the APPEAL teachers’...