Our image on the cover!

Thrilled that we have got our image on the front cover of this week's Current Biology! This issue has our new paper on the mechanisms driving injury-induced tissue 'resilience' too!

https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(19)31197-2

18 November 2019

Our new study is online!

We're excited that our new paper on the mechanisms driving injury-induced tissue 'resilience' is now out online in Current Biology!

https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(19)31197-2

24 October 2019

Our new PhD student Jack Holcombe starts!

Jack has moved into the world of fruitflies after a Masters year in St Andrews studying regeneration in Amphioxus! Jack is now a PhD student funded by the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust and a member of the GW4 MRC-funded Doctoral Training Programme.

21 October 2019

Our new Masters students Tua and Emma start!

Tua recently completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester, where she was introduced to the wonders of Drosophila! Tua is now studying immune cell migration in complex 3D environments as an MRes student.

Emma is studying for her MSci degree here in the School of Biochemistry and gaining some research experience with us using lots of live-imaging and genetics in Drosophila.

23 September 2019

Invited seminar at the UK Cell Adhesion Society Meeting!

Medical School, University of Birmingham

Another brilliant day hearing many inspiring talks and meeting new potential collaborators!

2 July 2019

Invited seminar at the Royal Society Meeting of Minds!

Brilliant day hearing lots of exciting, inspiring talks and meeting new potential collaborators!

11 June 2019

Invited seminar in the "Pioneers in Cell Dynamics and Imaging" Series at the University of Munster!

Wonderful trip hearing about lots of cutting-edge research and exploring this beautiful city!

15 April 2019

Invited seminar at the Immunological Memory Conference!

British Society for Immunology, Kings College London

Brilliant day hearing lots of exciting, inspiring talks!

5 April 2019

Meeting new potential students at the University of Bristol UCAS Open Day!

We had posters, microscopes and even fluorescent fruit flies!

9 February 2019

2 exciting PhD projects for October 2019 start!

 

Interested in state-of-the-art live imaging and genetic approaches in Drosophila and want to learn techniques in human genetic epidemiology?

We have 2 exciting PhD projects available on the GW4 BioMed DTP and South West Biosciences DTP PhD schemes for someone with a keen interest in developmental biology, inflammation or tissue repair. This is an exciting opportunity to work on an interdisciplinary and cross-institutional project in collaboration with Bristol Population Health Science Institute and Cardiff University.

Applications will close late November (GW4 BioMed) and early December (SWBio).

Further information about the project and how to apply:

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=101742  (SWBioDTP)

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=101684 (GW4 BioMedDTP)

I'm happy to receive informal enquiries by email if you want further details.

October 2018

Exciting PhD opportunity under GW4BioMedDTP for Oct 2019 start!

We have an exciting PhD project available on the GW4 BioMed DTP PhD scheme for someone with a keen interest in developmental biology, inflammation or tissue repair. This is an exciting opportunity to work on an interdisciplinary project integrating state-of-the-art imaging and genetics in Drosophila with human genetic epidemiology studies.

Applications will open on Monday 24th September 2018 and will close at 5:00pm on Friday 23rd November 2018.

Please see this link for further info and how to apply. I'm happy to receive informal enquiries by email if you want further details.

26 September 2018

We are recruiting a post-doc!

We have a post-doc position available (for 3 years in the first instance) for someone with a keen interest in developmental biology, inflammation or tissue repair. This is an exciting opportunity to work on an interdisciplinary project integrating state-of-the-art imaging and genetics in Drosophila with human genetic epidemiology studies.

Please see this link for further info and how to apply. I'm happy to receive informal enquiries by email if you want further details.

27 June 2018

Our new JCB paper is online!

Our recent work, by PhD student Leila Thuma, developing a new Drosophila pupal model to study immune cell extravasation from vessels to wounds is now published online.

http://jcb.rupress.org/content/early/2018/06/25/jcb.201801013

Image credit: Dr Leila Thuma

25 June 2018

Our new JoVE video is online!

Curious how we prepare our Drosophila pupae for in vivo time-lapse imaging of tissue repair and the accompanying inflammatory response? See our latest JoVE method video:

https://www.jove.com/video/57871/long-term-vivo-tracking-inflammatory-cell-dynamics-within-drosophila

14 June 2018

Visit to Royal Society & Buckingham Palace!

Wonderful afternoon meeting other new Research Fellows supported by The Royal Society and talking science with The Duke of York during a delicious afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace!

Excited to attend future events hosted by The Royal Society once my Fellowship starts in September!

13 June 2018