In recent years, spatial transcriptomics has gone from being a long-shot futuristic technology that many were sceptical of, to one of the trendiest and mostly widely attempted omics methods on the market. Having once been the handywork of a few isolated academic labs developing methodologies in-house, it is now commercially available from a wide range […]
Our latest YouTube video for Cancer Research Demystified came out yesterday, and it attempts to answer this very tough question: what is the single greatest challenge in cancer research? Here’s a little behind the scenes look at how the video came to be! I’m still not back to working in the real world post COVID19, […]
I’m currently working on a new video for Cancer Research Demystified, where I’m going to attempt to answer this lofty question. What is the biggest challenge in cancer research today? For the video, I’ll summarise a few different perspectives on this: the patients, the advocates, the funders, the institutions, the public, and the researchers ourselves. […]
I recently came across a review which asked if it’s time for peer reviewers to request ‘organ on a chip’ models instead of animal validation studies, and it got me thinking – are we there yet? As cancer researchers, if we submit an article for publication that contains only data from cell lines, we’re often […]
A quick blog this week as I’m in the midst of lots of teaching & grant writing! On this week’s teaching agenda I’ve got research reporting, research presentation skills, in vitro, in vivo, and in silico research, acute & chronic inflammation, image analysis and drug efficacy. I thought I’d share with you some of the […]
Last year I published my first ‘paper’ with JoVE – the Journal of Visualized Experiments. JoVE are a video journal, that I had heard about from a collaborator – who suggested that our MRI-targeted prostate slicing method ‘PEOPLE’ might be a good fit. It sounded like a great idea! I’m happy to report that there’s […]
A quick blog this week! I wanted to take a moment to introduce one of our favourite Cancer Research Demystified videos. Here, we give a tour of our lab so that cancer patients, carers, students and anyone with an interest can see what cancer research really looks like! During our first couple of years meeting […]
Academic impact metrics fascinate me. They always have. I’m the kind of person that loves to self-reflect in quantitative ways – to chart my own progress over time, and with NUMBERS. That go UP. It’s why I’ve been a Fitbit addict for five years. And it’s why I’ve joined endless academic networks that calculate various […]
It’s hard to find silver linings from 2020, but I honestly think our collective shift in focus from creation of data to critical analysis of data could be transformative.
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