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鶹Ƶ works to deliver impact by translating our science and understanding of fundamental biology to promote lifelong health and wellbeing. Our blogs offer scientists, staff and guests the chance to share their individual views and experiences on the 鶹Ƶ's efforts to deliver research impacts and to build a welcoming and diverse community.

 

 

29/05/2024

My career: How I became a facilities scientist

Kirsty MacLellan-Gibson writes about the career path that led her to the 鶹Ƶ. 

01/05/2024

Apprenticeships in animal care: insights from our Biological Support Unit team

Our Biological Support Unit is responsible for caring for mice used in the 鶹Ƶ’s research. Their team of technicians and specialists perform daily husbandry duties and provide essential services to the facility.

07/02/2024

My apprenticeship experience: from the IT helpdesk to infrastructure specialist

For National Apprenticeship week, we asked Matt to reflect on his apprenticeship experience.

02/08/2023

Being open to openness: my personal experience with public engagement

Sarah Drummond, an experienced animal technician in our animal facility, shares her perspectives on being open around the use of animals in research and the importance of animal technicians speaking about their work. 

12/07/2023

From A to T, C, G: a day in the life of a sequencing specialist

Chris Fox, our sequencing specialist working within the Genomics facility, describes a typical day in the facility as they provide support, innovation and expertise in all part of library preparation and sequencing for the 鶹Ƶ's researchers and companies on the Babraham Research Campus.

15/03/2023

Reflections on RITS 2023: building confidence to develop your career as a technician

After an enriching day at the 2023 Research 鶹Ƶs Technician Symposium, Experienced Animal Technician, Sarah Drummond, describes how the theme of career confidence ran through the day’s programme, prompting not just reflection on Sarah’s professional development, but personally too.

13/04/2022

Our Imaging Facility: 18 Years Old and Still Growing

Today marks World Microscope Day and we are celebrating by taking a look back at how our cutting-edge Imaging Facility has changed over the past 18 years.

09/03/2022

A day in the life of a Flow Cytometry Specialist

For National Careers Week, we have asked some colleagues to share more about their careers. In this post, our Flow Cytometry Specialist Sam shares more about what a typical day in the life looks like for him.

07/03/2022

How I got into my career in animal welfare

For National Careers Week, we have asked some colleagues to share more about their careers. In this post, a member of staff from our Biological Support Unit shares their path into a career in animal welfare.

02/02/2022

What is single-cell sequencing and why is it important?

Single cell sequencing is rapidly becoming an essential part of the biologists’ toolkit. Used by researchers at 鶹Ƶ and worldwide to discover knowledge in a range of research fields, one of our Sequencing Specialists, Amelia, explains what sequencing is, why single cell sequencing is important and how it works.

08/12/2021

‘Educating RITA’ – the Research 鶹Ƶ Technician Symposium 2021

The second Research 鶹Ƶ Technician Symposium was held on 5th November and our colleague Mike shares more about what happened.

08/12/2017

Launching Challenge Projects in the Netherlands

Alex Harvey, an Animal Technician in the 鶹Ƶ’s animal unit (BSU) describes how she joined Boo Virk (a postdoc in the Casanueva Group) and Dori Horkai (a PhD student in the Houseley Group) and the Public Engagement team's Michael Hinton in the third year of a collaboration with in the Netherlands.