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PhD Examination Process Explained

Oh geez, I haven’t updated my blog since June. The reason is that I’ve been really busy finishing my PhD. It’s a rather drawn-out process which confused many of my friends and family. After I handed in at the end of September lots of people were excitedly asking if I’d finished. Then I had to…

Caturday Science: Catnip

This is my cat, Marzipan, responding to some catnip I rubbed on the floor. She usually responds by rolling around but other behaviours often seen include licking, sniffing, biting, drooling and kicking. The effects typically last for 5-15 minutes and after it wears off, they won’t respond again for about 30 minutes. Have you ever…

Genetics…with cats!

I recently teamed two of my favourite things together, science and cats, and made two videos. The first explains some basic genetics using cat coat length as an example: In the second, I explain some of the genetics of cat coat colour inheritance: The genetics turned out to be far more complicated than expected but…

New Video

Hi! Just a quick post to say my next regenerative medicine video is up. I’m thoroughly enjoying making these and I think I’m improving all the time. I now know what more of the buttons on our DSLR do at the very least. Thanks to my other half, Johan, who very kindly made me a…

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s a couple of questions I’m often asked when I tell people I’m a regenerative medicine PhD student. What is regenerative medicine? Regenerative medicine is a really exciting and fast moving field of research that aims to develop therapies to repair or replace tissues and organs damaged by disease or injury. There are a number…