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A synthetic biology solution to polystyrene degradation, can it be done? University of Leicester iGEM Team


­­­­iGEM   The genetically engineered machine (iGEM) competition started in 2003 and is open for participants from all over the world, consisting of 10 teams each with a student capacity of 10.  iGEM at the University of Leicester is used as an opportunity for 2nd year undergraduate students to­ gain research work experience over the […]

Sir Alec Jefferys Retirement Symposium: Lecture


35 Years at the DNA Coalface: A Tale of Scientific Serendipity In July 1975, Sir Alec Jeffreys published his thesis at the University of Oxford; “Studies on the Mitochondria of Cultured Mammalian Cells”. This led on to his work with Dick Flavell in Amsterdam which involved isolating a single mammalian gene. The revolutionary work by […]

Retirement Symposium for Professor David Critchley at University of Leicester


At a very short notice my friend informed me about a symposium which was held on Tuesday 18th September about cell migration. I decided to go even though  biochemistry is my weaker subject as I was curious as to what it was about. Even though I have never met Professor David Critchley before but I […]

Café Brain – Post Graduate Research Insights


The Café brain event held today (15/08/2012) at the University of Leicester, was surprisingly fun and it started getting me thinking of what I’d like to do when I’m doing my PhD (which is of course still just a dream – or be it an everyday converging reality towards one ). I was introduced to the BNA […]

Event at the University of Leicester


Café Research (formally known as Cafe Scientifique) are hosting an informal event where scientists and researchers can mingle and exchange ideas. The main reason for my excitement is that the talks will be mostly genetics/physiology related two fields that strike deeply into what I believe to be my future interests, they will be held on […]