Wednesday, 3 January 2018

December 2017

The Whitfield and Noel labs enjoyed a festive meal and white elephant gift swap to end the year:



Emma Kenyon's paper on screening for otoprotectants (collaboration with Sarah Baxendale and SZSU) is now out at JCI Insight.

Davide gave an excellent talk at the Anatomical Society Winter Meeting in Dundee.

Ana, Anzar, Sarah Baxendale and Tanya attended the BBSRC White Rose DTP symposium at the University of York.  It was nice to catch up with Betsy Pownall and Harv Isaacs!

Welcome to Tania Mendonca, who joins the Frangi team (CISTIB, Faculty of Engineering) to help with analysis of our light-sheet microscopy data.

We enjoyed a visit and seminar on damage and repair in the vestibular system from Jordi Llorens (Universitat de Barcelona).

November 2017

Welcome to Suraj Patel and Ioannis Paschalidis, who are undertaking their final year undergraduate projects in the lab.

Tanya visited the Kelsh group and gave a talk at the University of Bath.

Monday, 2 October 2017

October 2017

Nick van Hateren presented a poster at the EMBO symposium 'Seeing is believing: Imaging the Processes of Life' at EMBL, Heidelberg.

Welcome to Ana Almeida and Anzar Asad, who are starting their PhDs in the lab!

September 2017

Tanya gave a talk at the School of Biosciences, Prifysgol Caerdydd (Cardiff University)

All members of the Whitfield lab presented work at the Bateson Centre Symposium in Lifecourse Biology here in Sheffield.  We enjoyed superb talks on all aspects of the Lifecourse theme.  The meeting was also a celebration of 20 years of Developmental Biology in Sheffield.  Full details on Twitter: #Lifecoursebiology

Monday, 10 July 2017

July 2017

Congratulations also to lab alumna Georgina Stooke-Vaughan, who has been awarded an Otis Williams Fellowship to pursue a postdoctoral project in the lab of Otger Campàs, University of California at Santa Barbara.

Congratulations Dr Hartwell!



Davide and David presented posters, together with excellent 1-minute poster pitches, at the Sheffield Neuroscience Conference.

Earlier in July, it was great to catch up with former lab members Kate Hammond and Bernardo Blanco-Sánchez, who both gave talks at the European Zebrafish Meeting in Budapest.




Elvira and Tanya presented posters:




A report of the Budapest meeting from Marina Venero Galanternik (National Institutes of Health) can be found here.

Meanwhile, Sarah Baxendale and Davide presented their work at the BMS Research Away Day back in Sheffield.

Friday, 30 June 2017

June 2017

Tanya presented work from the lab at both LSFM 2017 (International Conference for Light-sheet Microscopy) and ISDB 2017 (18th International Congress of Developmental Biology) in Singapore.

Elvira presented a poster at a symposium for the NC3Rs, University of Sheffield.

May 2017

David Lyons (University of Edinburgh) visited and gave a wonderful talk on myelination in the zebrafish.

Tanya presented a poster of Ryan's work at the Modelling, Noise and Development workshop, University of Bath.

We said goodbye to Ryan, who starts a new job in York, and wish him well.