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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.

 

 

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.

10/04/2024

Engaging the next generation of scientists in understanding animal research

Hannah Wardle, manager in our Biological Support Unit, writes about her recent experience working with children designing enrichment for mice.

08/11/2023

Getting social with the Biological Support Unit

Aimee, Small Animal Facility Supervisor, reflects on her involvement in the 鶹Ƶ's takeover of the Understanding Animal Research Instagram account. 

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. 

16/06/2022

Why I work in animal research

One of our colleagues who works in our animal facility shares why they decided to work in the field.

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.

09/05/2019

STEM Insights teacher placements: Discovering animals in science

In the second of a series of three blog posts, STEM Insights placement teachers Helen and Mike discuss how the use of animals in research is considered.

14/01/2019

New perspectives on challenge projects in the Netherlands

Elizabeth Hampson, a PhD student in the Welch research group, describes her visit to Sophianum School in the Netherlands.

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.