Everyone knows life as a student can be challenging. We are still learning how to be independent adults: cooking, cleaning, maintaining a healthy lifestyle (sometimes), socialising and trying to balance all of this with our workload at university. So, it’s no surprise to anyone that being a student during a pandemic is extra-challenging! To give Read more about A Day in the Life of a Student: COVID-19 Edition[…]
Looks like it’s that time of year again… So, you’ve decided to undertake a Biomedical and Life Sciences degree course and you’ve managed to survive the first year. The next biggest hurdle in your life is surely the dreaded BIOL387 – the biological sciences research project – your first step into truly independent research. From Read more about Tips for surviving your dissertation project – Rebecca Chatwin[…]
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[…]
‘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?![…]
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.
I asked Erin a few questions about the BLS summer internship she attained through Lancaster University… Who supervised the internship? Dr Robert Lauder What was the research focus? I worked on a few different projects. One involved the use of Protein A as a biomarker for Staphylococcus aureus infection in ICU patients, with another focusing on the Read more about Erin, 3rd Year, Biological Sciences student discusses her summer internship[…]
I asked Shan a few questions about the BLS summer internship she attained through Lancaster University… Who supervised the internship? Dr Leonie Unterholzner What was the research focus? The research focused on how fibroblast cells detect viruses and the viral mechanisms used to inhibit this detection. In particular Leonie’s PhD students were examining certain viral DNA receptors Read more about Shan, 3rd Year, Biomedical Sciences student discusses her summer internship[…]
Hi everyone! My name is Jed Winstanley and I have been given the wonderful opportunity to bring this blog site to life for all of you fellow science nerds (if that isn’t why you chose to pursue a Biomedical & Life Sciences [BLS] degree then this is slightly awkward…) Swiftly moving on, I am currently Read more about Welcome to your brand spanking new site for all things BLS![…]