Saturday, 7 July 2018

July 2018

Congratulations to Anzar, who won a poster prize at the annual BMS and MBB PhD retreat at Ilam Hall in the Peak District.  Anzar was also elected as Social Secretary for the BMS PhD Society Committee.

Sarah and Davide presented posters at the Bateson Centre Away Day.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

June 2018

Sarah and Tanya presented work from the Whitfield lab at the 13th International Zebrafish Conference in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin.

A warm welcome to our undergraduate summer project students: Alexandra Onea (funded by the Genetics Society) and Maria Valdivia (funded by the Erasmus European exchange programme).

May 2018

Many congratulations to Davide and Silvia on their wedding!

We enjoyed a day of excellent talks from colleagues from Sheffield and Manchester at the inaugural North of England Developmental Biology Symposium.

Monday, 30 April 2018

April 2018

Many congratulations to Sarah Burbridge on the birth of Esme!

We had fun trying out the new Virtual Reality system from Arivis for viewing our light-sheet microscopy data.

Anzar gave an excellent seminar at Heptares Therapeutics, Welwyn Garden City.  Anzar will be joining Heptares for a placement later in his PhD.

Tanya was elected as a Committee Member of the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB) at the BSDB's 70th anniversary meeting in Warwick.  Impressions of the meeting (historical, musical and scientific) by Andreas Prokop can be found here.

Davide gave a flash presentation of his PhD project work at the Krebs Institute Imaging Symposium.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

March 2018

A warm welcome to Mar Marzo, who will be working as a Research Technician in the lab while Sarah Burbridge is on leave.

Tanya gave a talk, and Ana and Anzar presented posters, at the 2nd International FishMed Conference on Zebrafish Research in Warsaw, Poland.  Excellent science and tasty food too!


Friday, 23 February 2018

February 2018

Tanya gave a talk at the GRC meeting on Craniofacial Morphogenesis and Tissue Regeneration, near Lucca, Italy.

Suraj and Ioannis gave very good talks on their Level 3 research projects, with some lovely light-sheet movies of developing ears.

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).