Thoughts of a CoVID-19 expert

As the UK enters the fourth week of lockdown, CoVID-19 is at the centre of every news article. Leading the way with his expertise, Lancaster University’s Dr. Muhammad Munir has been interviewed by countless news channels, using his research on coronaviruses to help inform the general public on this outbreak. Wanting to celebrate the scientific Read more about Thoughts of a CoVID-19 expert[…]

An Interview with Hannah Semple: Research Scientist at AstraZeneca – Rebecca Chatwin

On the 28th of January this academic year 2018/2019, the Biomedical and Life Sciences department was delighted to welcome some Lancaster Alumni to talk to our students about their current profession and past experiences. These alumni were Hannah Semple (Research Scientist), Kate Anderton (Scientific Editor) and Hannah Fagg (Trainee Healthcare scientist in Genomic Counselling). I Read more about An Interview with Hannah Semple: Research Scientist at AstraZeneca – Rebecca Chatwin[…]

Revision Tips: First Year – Roisin Weaver

A few months ahead of exam season I thought I’d share some tips/methods I found useful whilst revising for the summer exams in first year. As you already know, the modules in first year are content-heavy and with 14 modules to revise for this can seem pretty overwhelming. In addition to this, if you’re doing Read more about Revision Tips: First Year – Roisin Weaver[…]

My Dissertation Experience – Emily Clayton

Supervisor and project title: Professor Roger Pickup: Identification and characterisation of unknown bacteria from mobile phone screens using substrate utilisation analysis Why I chose this topic: I have always had a keen interest in the areas of microbiology and cell biology, so I knew I was going to list these topics as my first options Read more about My Dissertation Experience – Emily Clayton[…]

An interview with the founder of Defying Dementia, Dr Penny Foulds

Dementia describes a set of symptoms, e.g. memory loss or difficulties with thinking, that arise when the brain is harmed by neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease1. With an ageing population, dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, recently overtook heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, so the research and development of Read more about An interview with the founder of Defying Dementia, Dr Penny Foulds[…]

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!

Lancaster University’s very own Craig O’Hare recently took part and won Organs Zone’s ‘I’m a Scientist, Get me out here’ competition! *Woo hoo* The competition aims to bridge the gap between students and real scientists, give young people a voice and teaches them about science and scientists in a fun, engaging and memorable way. Over Read more about I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here![…]

Cheap work experience abroad?!

‘High quality work experience will help you to stand out from the crowd, and show employers that you have the skills, knowledge and experience they need.’ With that statement, it is obvious why as university students waiting to join the queue of highly qualified graduates luring over one job. We are all keen to stand out Read more about Cheap work experience abroad?![…]

Bringing the BLS blog to life…

The presentation given at the Digital Lancaster Sharing Practice Event by Christine Shirras and Jed Winstanley detailing the blog research and creation process, a bit more detail about the blog and future hopes can be found here.   More information about future Sharing Practice Events can be found at this link.