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Institute of Genetics and Cancer

Institute of Genetics and Cancer

A blog for our community to write about their interests and to share their stories.

Category: Connecting with Communities

As a PhD student on the MRC HGU rotation programme I’ve had the opportunity to work in the Zebrafish Facility during one of my rotations. I was very warmly welcomed into the facility and the whole team were always happy to answer questions and provide support. Their enthusiasm was infectious and I found myself really […]

By Sydney Peters, George Watson’s College   When I was first offered the chance to work in Noor’s lab I was so excited but wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. Biology and Chemistry have always been my favourite subjects in school but I was intrigued to see what life as a scientist would really be […]

From shy researcher to Fringe artist I am not a natural stand-up comedian by any stretch of the imagination, but I do have a passion for public engagement, so the opportunity to talk in front of a real Fringe audience about my research was very tempting. Without thinking too much about the reality, I boldly […]

Institute of Genetics and Cancer

The Institute of Genetics and Cancer is home to some incredible research! I know. I’ve seen it myself. Every time I step into the office, I hear new and fascinating research conversations. Let’s be honest though, it’s not always simple, is it? When I first heard the terms Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) and knockout mice, […]


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